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A 54-year-old female asked:

May i drink cayenne pepper capsules if i have a promlem with lower esophageal sphincter?

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Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
Not a good idea: Cayenne pepper is an irritant. If you have problems with the sphincter and the esophagus does not empty rapidly, the capsule may dissolve, releasing the pepper and causing irritation of the lower esophagus
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