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is apple cider vinegar bad for your stomach

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably not: Both food groups are acidic in mature.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: it is good for you to help ingestion One to two tablespoon a day on an empty stomach is a good idea
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
19 years experience Gastroenterology
Unlikely: When used in moderation apple cider vinegar would be unlikely to injure the GI tract.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Folk Medicine: My understanding is that folk medicine has used diluted apple cider vinegar to help with heartburn & to v constipation.
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Neither good: Nor bad.
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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 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
????: Can you please explain the medical relevence of your question?
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Cider vinegar: I have never found drinking vinegar good to drink. But that is because I prefer a good wine.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: If you believe all you read about apple cider vinegar (it supposedly cures everything), you would be reading uncritically.
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Why would you take?: Apple cider vinegar when consumed in large amounts may lower potassium levels, promote osteoporosis, raise renin levels, alter insulin levels, & e ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Yes: Yes.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No prove: No real study done.
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