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Is apple cider vinegar bad for your stomach

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Probably not: I can't think of a mechanism, and given that literally hundreds of different, hard-to-verify claims are made for the stuff, you'd do well to comply wi... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Probably not: Both food groups are acidic in mature.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Yes: it is good for you to help ingestion One to two tablespoon a day on an empty stomach is a good idea
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Yes and no: Yes, you can take it, but may irritate the esophagus on the way down taken by itself. No, it won't damage your stomach that is already acidic.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Unlikely: When used in moderation apple cider vinegar would be unlikely to injure the GI tract.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Look into it: Apple cider can be very acidic and irritating to a sensitive stomach. Generally it should be tolerated but if you have an ulcer or other inflammatory ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
No, avoid it.: Apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid. Contrary to the popular wisdom on the nets, it does not improve acid reflux. In fact, powdered capsules ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 15 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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See a doctor : More information is required to enable us to assist you such as triggers, psychosocial factors etc. please avoid drinking Vinegar (Acetic acid). Patie... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yuk: Apple cider vinegar? Yuk. Why would you take that? It has not been shown to have beneficial health effects, and may cause gastric problems. To lower b... Read More

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