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is apple cider vinegar bad for your liver

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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No good evidence: There is no good evidence that apple cider vinegar helps the liver in any way. The best summary I can find of the few good studies of apple cider vin ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Fatty liver: Sorry apple cider vinegar won't cure fatty liver.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Not good for you to: There is no medicinal or nutritional values for vinegar. It is a flavoring juice to be used to cut down on using heavy dressings, so it is a means to ... Read More
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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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No.: There are no good studies to indicate any positive effects on the digestive tract from apple cider vinegar. You're better off trying to focus on eatin ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Neither good: Nor bad.
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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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Apple cider vinegar: Are you referring to pulmonary problems? Not that I am aware of.
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's not: It's simply promoted for everything. It has a few interesting properties, but people are willing to believe in it. It's smelly, it's made from wholeso ... Read More
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paula Hillard
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: There's no evidence that it will help, and there is evidence that douching increases the risks of infection. Cervical polyps can cause abnormal bleed ... 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You can: I don't recommend it. Your body cleans itself. If you were to believe everything you read about apple cider vinegar (it supposedly cures everything), ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: That's silly stuff. The fact that it's promoted for everything should tell you that this is intended to mislead good, simple people. The one evidence- ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Craig Uhl
Dr. Craig Uhl answered
26 years experience Pediatrics
Hadn't heard that...: I am a big fan of olive oil (extra virgin) as moisturizer for eczema. As i tell my patients, use the olive olive, but don't put your kid in the salad ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ryan
14 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, in moderation.: this is been used for many years to create many different ailments. I've had many patients who have found it helpful for treating symptoms of reflux. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Health Myths: Nope. Weight loss is successful with the changing of the way you eat, how you move and the composition of your diet calories with proteins being the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Food interactions: I was unable to find any listed food interactions for cefprozil on the Drugs.Com site. (http://www.drugs.com/food-interactions/cefprozil.html).
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
Apple cider vinegar?: assuming that's what you mean, no, there is no evidence for it being bad for your liver and indeed, many sources tout it as a 'cleanser' (there is no ... Read More
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