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Magee, MS
A 31-year-old male asked:

I have gerd and severe ibs (with diarrhea and nausea). i've taken iberogast (stw-5) before and it worked amazingly. but i'm concerned about licorice root in it. i have hypertension. is it safe for me to being using this?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 44 years experience
It is unlikely to: contain a sufficient amount of licorice to have any affect on your blood pressure but it would be easy to monitor this. Buy a blood pressure cuff and record your blood pressures. If you find they are being elevated by the Iberogast then discuss treatment with your health care provider.
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