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is apple cider vinegar bad for acid reflux

A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
30 years experience Internal Medicine
ACV: Apple cider vinegar(ACV) has acetic acid that can improve digestion. SIgns of low acid and high acid are similar so you may be having low acid and nee ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Works well for many: Like many natural therapies, there is no formal research i know of on apple cider vinegar for reflux, but many find it effective. On this website 21 o ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
Diet?: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, acidic food/juice, carbonation, and heavily spiced things. Consider weight loss if overweight. Also consider evaluation for a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Vinegar: Yes/no can aggravate acutely, but can help prevent when taken dilutely(1tbs in cup of warm water).
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
DGL: DGL is licorice w/an enzyme removed which could raise BP if taken over a long period of time. DGL is used as a natural replacement for acid blockers. ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
47 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes, seems to work: 19 year old male asks, Is organic apple cider vinegar for acid reflux a good natural treatment? Many would say yes cos it contains acetic acid, a weak ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Folk Medicine: Diluted Apple cider vinegar has been used as a folk remedy for indigestion. I do not know how effective it is.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
You need medicines: Acid reflux can be easily treated but not with any of the home remedies. You will need an antacid, preferably by seeing your doctor. If you want an a ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Patel
31 years experience Podiatry
Gout: can be helped with drinking fluids to flush out uric acid to reduce symptoms. I have no direct knowledge of using Apple cider vinegar as a benefit, ho ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple Cider Vinegar is generally safe for many uses except direct contact in the eye and mucous membranes. How much were you going to use & at wha ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin BLACK
59 years experience Hepatology
Thanks for asking!: Yes, it probably is bad to be taken by person with established liver disease.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes: Burning from reflux may be greater.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes.: Vinegar is an acid, so it's normal if it causes a burning sensation when consumed. Avoid excessive consumption of acidic foods; they can trigger ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
It indicates that...: Stopping apple cider vinegar or baking soda might be a good idea for now. A primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist (stomach specialist) can evalu ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Vinegar: What type of swelling are you referring to? It was used in folk medicine for sunburn (which might have mild swelling). Not aware of it being used for ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Neither good: Nor bad.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hammond
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Mild acids help: Acid is a requirement for absorption of iron in the duodenum where the majority is absorbed. Mild acids are well known to augment iron absorption, mos ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrice Taylor
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: Mothers apple cider bvinegar can do a lot. And its cheap. But if the valve that stops acid from refluxing is incompetent then you can drink a gallon a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Only when greasy: It would be the fat in popcorn which worsens reflux and not the popcorn per se unless you are eating buckets of them at a time. Smaller meals usually ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
????: Can you please explain the medical relevence of your question?
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes.: Caffeine can cause problems

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