Do we puke stomach acid alongside the substances that our stomach doesn’t want to digest? If we do, does our esophagus, teeth, tongue etc. get damaged in the process? If we don’t, how and why?

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Do we puke stomach acid alongside the substances that our stomach doesn’t want to digest? If we do, does our esophagus, teeth, tongue etc. get damaged in the process? If we don’t, how and why?

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Yes and yes! Your pyloric sphincter at the bottom of your stomach opens too, which is why you can see food that you ate several hours ago. Your body gets rid of everything when it needs to

>Do we puke stomach acid alongside the substances that our stomach doesn’t want to digest? If we do, does our esophagus, teeth, tongue etc. get damaged in the process?

You absolutely do and they absolutely suffer. Make sure to drink lots of water (if circumstances allow) after throwing up to counteract the adverse effects.

We certainly do vomit acid sometimes and it will damage some parts with continued exposure. People who suffer from chronic vomiting or bulemia are often at a higher risk for tooth gum and esophageal damage.

Yes and yes. When you vomit, you vomit *all* of your stomach contents, and that includes stomach acid. While an occasional incident of vomiting is not enough to cause any damage, repeated, frequent vomiting, such us in people with eating disorders who cause themselves to vomit on purpose on a regular basis, long-term damage to the teeth and esophagus can occur.

We do, and that’s the reason why your mouth fills with saliva when you start feeling like you’re about to vomit. It’s your body’s attempt at protecting you from the stomach acid.