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Doctor insights on: Apple Cider Vinegar And Stomach Ulcers

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Can apple cider vinegar cause stomach ulcers when taken everyday for weight loss?

Can apple cider vinegar cause stomach ulcers when taken everyday for weight loss?

No problem: Apple cider vinegar is a weaker acid than stomach acid, and improves digestion it does not cause ulcers and is sometimes used to help heal them. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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Stomach pain. Endo=sm. Ulcers (neg hpyl) and mild duodenitis. Tx:omeprazoleotcx4wks. Can I drink apple cider vinegar? Do I have poss. Gluten allergy?

Stomach pain. Endo=sm. Ulcers (neg hpyl) and mild duodenitis. Tx:omeprazoleotcx4wks. Can I drink apple cider vinegar? Do I have poss. Gluten allergy?

Possible but: Gluten sensitivity is unrelated to ulceration. As for apply cider vinegar, it is a controversial subject. Theoretically, anything acidic should be avoided. However some patients feel that it helps their reflux symptoms. I would be very interesting in finding out what apple cider vinegar does for you. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar damage the stomach or esophagus?

Can apple cider vinegar damage the stomach or esophagus?

Unlikely: When used in moderation apple cider vinegar would be unlikely to injure the GI tract. ...Read more

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Does apple cider vinegar cause stomach or liver damage and what is it good for?

Does apple cider vinegar cause stomach or liver damage and what is it good for?

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 cut calories. No immediate harm to stomach or liver if used in moderation. ...Read more

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Why did drinking apple cider vinegar hurt my stomach and a banana de the pain stop?

Why did drinking apple cider vinegar hurt my stomach and a banana de the pain stop?

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 process of the upper GI tract, the cider could be causing the lesion to be symptomatic. Discuss this with your internist. ...Read more

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I take Apple Cider Vinegar POWDER in capsule form from Dynamic Nutrition. I take 1 or 2 capsules per day to alkalize Is it ok for my stomach acid?

I take Apple Cider Vinegar POWDER in capsule form from Dynamic Nutrition. I take 1 or 2 capsules per day to alkalize Is it ok for my stomach acid?

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 of ACV can cause serious esophageal burns if the capsule lodges in the esophagus. You are much better off using standard antacids and seeing your doctor if you have reflux more than 2-3 times per week. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does apple cider vinegar help to heal the stomach lining?

Does apple cider vinegar help to heal the stomach lining?

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 with any medical treatment that's been offered and consider your use of the vinegar to be experimental. ...Read more

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Can I take apple cider vinegar in empty stomach? Does it damage my stomach?

Can I take apple cider vinegar in empty stomach? Does it damage my stomach?

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. ...Read more

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Is it okay for an 83 years old man to drink apple cider vinegar to lower his blood pressure? Wont it hurt his stomach when he drinks it?

Is it okay for an 83 years old man to drink apple cider vinegar to lower his blood pressure? Wont it hurt his stomach when he drinks it?

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 blood pressure, instead use things that are supported by a tremendous amount of scientific evidence that they work and are safe! Diet, exercise, and medications approved by the FDA. ...Read more

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I have short segment Barretts. Is Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Water and Kombucha safe with Barretts. I have read that they alkali the stomach?

I have short segment Barretts. Is Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon Water and Kombucha safe with Barretts. I have read that they alkali the stomach?

Diet and Barretts: The apple cider vinegar and lemon water are rather acidic, so I would worry that they would cause more problems for your esophagus/stomach. I would speak with your GI doctor to see what specific foods he/she recommends. ...Read more

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No prescription acid reducers seem to work. Could it possibly be that there is too little stomach acid in me? Apple cider vinegar seemed to help.

No prescription acid reducers seem to work. Could it possibly be that there is too little stomach acid in me? Apple cider vinegar seemed to help.

Need more history: Your doctor is the best source for this. Vinegar buffers the acid, so it is a temporary fix. There are many prescription medications for reflux and you need to review with your doctor. Sometimes, there are more issues (hiatal hernia, h pylori, etc) that could be causing your problem. ...Read more

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Apple cider vinegar burns throat and stomach, is this normal?

Apple cider vinegar burns throat and stomach, is this normal?

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 or worsen heartburn and other acid reflux symptoms such as throat irritation. ...Read more

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I have had my gallbladder removed and a scope that discovered a hiatal hernia. I started taking apple cider vinegar. Terrible stomach and chest pain?

I have had my gallbladder removed and a scope that discovered a hiatal hernia. I started taking apple cider vinegar. Terrible stomach and chest pain?

Stop the Home remedy: Did a physician prescribe this unusual treatment for your hiatal hernia? Did they prescribe any treatment for your hiatal hernia? Please stop the vinegar treatment. It is a myth and not a real option to treat your medical problem. ...Read more

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Can someone do an enema with apple cider vinegar diluted in water to help get rid of a stomach virus faster?

Can someone do an enema with apple cider vinegar diluted in water to help get rid of a stomach virus faster?

Not really: You will probably have a better response by drinking a tablespoon or two of the Apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. Taking a high potency probiotic of at least 50 Billion cfu twice a day between meals can also be beneficial. ...Read more

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Is consuming apple cider vinegar dangerous in any way?

Is consuming apple cider vinegar dangerous in any way?

In food ok: Drinking a little won't hurt, but a large amount as in a guart or so could cause serious ph changes in ur body and can have bad consequences. ...Read more

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Will Heinz apple cider vinegar work like brAggs apple cider vinegar?

Will Heinz apple cider vinegar work like brAggs apple cider vinegar?

Not entirely but...: Bragg's is raw/unpasteurized whereas I'm fairly sure Heinz is pasteurized. Pasteurization degrades some nutrients and enzymes that are beneficial. Also, Bragg's is organic whereas Heinz is not, and apples are in the EWG "Dirty Dozen" and high in pesticide residues.
Heinz should have many of the same benefits but, given a choice, I recommend Bragg's. ...Read more

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Are there benefits to taking apple cider vinegar everyday? If so what are they and the dosage?

Are there benefits to taking apple cider vinegar everyday? If so what are they and the dosage?

Many benefits: Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular folk remedies, in fact entire books have been written about it. It's many uses include treating heartburn, many infections (like sinus, ear & yeast infections), acne & other skin conditions.It may help treat diabetes, hypertension & high cholesterol.Research is limited but does support many uses. It is safe and inexpensive. See comments for more info:. ...Read more

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Is apple cider vinegar good for gout?

Is apple cider vinegar good for gout?

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, however, I have hard that cherry juice may help reduce symptoms. Best to ask your doctor if you are not sure. ...Read more

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Is apple cider vinegar good for reflux?

Is apple cider vinegar good for reflux?

Not so much: Reflux can be serious. Apple cider vinegar is promoted for everything -- and this alone should tell you something. Something as simple as elevating the head of your bed may help more. Staying trim and fit is a plus; you may not be able to eliminate reflux but you can control the symptoms. Your physician knows how to manage it and when to do endoscopy. ...Read more

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Is kroger apple cider vinegar good for skin?

Is kroger apple cider vinegar good for skin?

Probably not: If you believed everything you read about apple cider vinegar, which supposedly is good for everything, you would be reading uncritically. ...Read more

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Apple cider vinegar, is it good for swelling?

Apple cider vinegar, is it good for swelling?

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 generalized swelling. ...Read more

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How to apply apple cider vinegar to chalazion?

Apple cider vinegar: You can apply hot water compresses with apple cider vinegar in the hopes that it might work. Apply 4 times daily. ...Read more

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How come apple cider vinegar give me headaches?

How come apple cider vinegar give me headaches?

Apple cider vinegar: I understand your concern.
Very few people have headaches due to Apple cider vinegar.
It is likely that headache is due to stresses in your journey of life of 42 years, High Blood pressure, Medications or Migraine.
Apple cider vinegar contains Tannins, which may trigger Migraine.
See Physician for Diagnosis and treatment
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi and Exercise. ...Read more

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Would apple cider vinegar help to treat molluscum?

Would apple cider vinegar help to treat molluscum?

Probably not: Molluscum contagiosum is not something simple to treat, and especially not using apple cider vinegar. From the medications you are taking now, it may appear to be a nontoxic alternative, but speak to your PCP or dermatologists about more effective treatment choices that don't interfere with your medical conditions or medications. ...Read more

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Is apple cider vinegar good for maintaining your body's pH?

Is apple cider vinegar good for maintaining your body's pH?

No: Anyone who would tell you something this foolish is ignorant of the basic essentials of human biology. There's nothing "spiritual" about sucker websites. Nothing you can swallow -- no matter how distasteful or disgusting -- will do you nearly so much good as simply staying in good physical shape through aerobic exercise. Best wishes. ...Read more

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