TV personality and host IC Mendoza opened up about his experience with acid reflux in an interview with PUSH.
IC was one of the personalities who attended the exclusive #AlwaysG Food Fest that was attended by influencers and members of the press in Makati.
As the event was hosted by antacid brand Gaviscon, conversations about acid reflux took centerstage.
According to IC, it has been a while since he has had it, saying, “Tagal na. I used to be a heavy smoker and I love black coffee in the morning, before meals.”
His most common symptoms, he described, were heartburn and vomiting. Medical News Today defines acid reflux as something that, “happens when some of the acid content of the stomach flows up into the esophagus.” It’s usually accompanied by a feeling of heartburn or a burning sensation in the chest area.
Aside from taking antacids, which are mostly over the counter medicines that help relieve acid reflux, IC shared that he took necessary steps to alleviate his symptoms. He revealed that he has also stopped smoking for five years now. He said, “I don't skip meals, I quit smoking and I eat moderately. Proud to say that I am smok-free for 5 years.”
The experience changed IC’s overall diet and lifestyle. He said, “I’m on a curated meal plan five times a week, and I go easy on the coffee and hot sauce na. ‘Di na ko bagets so my acid is easily triggered, unlike before na laban lang ng laban.”