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Doctor insights on: Does Black Pepper Cause Bloating

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Is peppermint tea good for getting rid of bloating or is that just a myth?

Is peppermint tea good for getting rid of bloating or is that just a myth?

Depends on what you mean by bloated: "loading" peppermint tea relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, or the valve at the top of the stomach, and therefore allows you to belch more easily. ...Read more

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Do peppermint oil capsules really help with constipation and bloating? Can I take peppermint oil capsules with Beano?

Do peppermint oil capsules really help with constipation and bloating? Can I take peppermint oil capsules with Beano?

Peppermint oil: Peppermint has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome). Anecdotally (no scientific proof) it is reported to help with headaches, musculo-skeletal pain, dental pain, upper respiratory infections, inflammatory conditions as well as viral & bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Is peppermint tea good for getting rid of bloating? I know it aids disgestion but can it also help get rid of a bloated stomach?

Is peppermint tea good for getting rid of bloating? I know it aids disgestion but can it also help get rid of a bloated stomach?

Possibly: Peppermint oil has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, bloating, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome). However, you may have better effect with enteric coated capsules. ...Read more

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I suffer from stomach bloating, gas. I am now on peppermint oil and trimebutine maleate inn. I am still bloated, is there a better medicine?

Gas: You might try over the counter drug', the chemical name is simethicone. Taken as 80mg three or four times a day spaced 6-8hrs apart can help. The chemical stays in your gut and breaks gas bubbles to smaller packages that can minimize bloating. It is doesn't work after a week it probably isn't going to. It is unlikely to cause any other problems as it pretty much stays in the gut. ...Read more

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I am over 60 & have big problems with pain/bloating after eating onions & peppers I avoid peppers, onions are in most dishes when eating out?

I am over 60 & have big problems with pain/bloating after eating onions & peppers I avoid peppers, onions are in most dishes when eating out?

Gastritis: It sounds like you may have gastritis or "heartburn" which can present with abdominal pain and bloating. The foods you point out commonly cause these symptoms. Avoiding foods that exacerbate your symptoms or taking antacid medication are possible solutions. ...Read more

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What causes me to start craving black pepper?

What causes me to start craving black pepper?

Plausible explantion: I have a couple of educated guesses as to why you might be craving black pepper. The first may be related to black pepper's ability to raise serotonin levels. The second may be that if you have a deficiency for vitamins c or k, iron or potassium – that may be supplied through black pepper. ...Read more

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What causes a craving for black pepper?

Black pepper: I have a couple of educated guesses as to why you might be craving black pepper. The first may be related to black pepper's ability to raise serotonin levels. The second may be that if you have a deficiency for vitamins c or k, iron or potassium – that may be supplied through black pepper. ...Read more

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Can cooking with ground black pepper cause any of the pepper chemicals to become carcinogenic?

Uncertain: Some studies have suggested that piperine contained in black pepper may be carcinogenic – while other studies indicate it may be anti-carcinogenic. ...Read more

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What causes me when I eat black pepper or something cold I cough and feel like I'm choking!?

What causes me when I eat black pepper or something cold I cough and feel like I'm choking!?

Irritation: Spices like pepper and hot chilis cause irritation which can make you sneeze and cough. I suspect you are having a mild case of layrngeospasm which the cold food. I am mildly concerned about this becuase if you had a severe reaction it could be serious. Perhaps an ENT doctor could help you figure this problem out. ...Read more

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Black stool for two days, regular consistency. Ate a lot of oreos two days ago - is that the cause? Should I see a doctor? Otherwise, slight bloating.

Black stool for two days, regular consistency. Ate a lot of oreos two days ago - is that the cause? Should I see a doctor? Otherwise, slight bloating.

Black stool: Your stools being in black in color are not caused by your eating oreos. You should see your physician or go to the er to have your stool checked for blood and have a CBC done to check your hemoglobin level. If the tests are normal, at least you know you do not have a problem. If they are positive you can get a diagnosis and a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Black spots in stools, usually brown, stomach upset, constant anxiety, bloating, no pain at all, possible causes?

Black spots in stools, usually brown, stomach upset, constant anxiety, bloating, no pain at all, possible causes?

Concerning: Black in stool is strongly suggestive of bleeding usually within the stomach. Your other symptoms are consistent with stomach issue as well, although there are other potential causes. Although Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or similar can also cause black stools, you need to be thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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2 weeks &menses don't stop, secod weeks they are brown &black clots. Pain in pelvic&back, vomiting, dizziness, bloating&gases. Is a5, 5cm ovarian cyst cause?

2 weeks &menses don't stop, secod weeks they are brown &black clots. Pain in pelvic&back, vomiting, dizziness, bloating&gases. Is a5, 5cm ovarian cyst cause?

Maybe: The cyst may be producing greater amounts of estrogen, but other things /causes need to be checked. Your profile says you are 62 years old - if that's the case then you need to see a doctor and have a sonogram & biopsy (at a minimum). I would need more history to give a better assessment about the causes. In most cases, a "simple" 5.5cm cyst has a good chance of going away on its own; 62yrs:worrie ...Read more

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Is black pepper a healthier choice from salt?

Is black pepper a healthier choice from salt?

Usually. The average: American ingests 20 x more salt then the body needs. Too much salt can contribute to hypertension. Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. It has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bioavailability of other nutrients. ...Read more

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Is there any advantages or side effects of eating black pepper?

Is there any advantages or side effects of eating black pepper?

Health benefits: Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. Although more studies are needed it has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occuring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bioavailability for other nutrients. ...Read more

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Does black pepper rclog your arteries?

Does black pepper rclog your arteries?

No: Pepper is not known to increase risk of heart or vascular disease. In fact substituting pepper for salt can be beneficial. ...Read more

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Do clove, date and black pepper cuts down cholesterol?

I will answer for: Cloves and black peppers. While these both have numerous health benefits, I have found no claims or studies that indicate that either cloves or black pepper reduce cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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I was just wondering im from the south and love milos sweet tea is it better for you than cokes, dr pepper cause I've heard bad things about soda?

I was just wondering im from the south and love milos sweet tea is it better for you than cokes, dr pepper cause I've heard bad things about soda?

Yes, for sure - look: The ingredient list tells why. Nothing that you don't recognize or wouldn't have in even the most basic kitchen. Always a good sign! Which reminds me that you can save money and perhaps slowly discover how much you can reduce the amount of sugar and still enjoy it. Less sugar is a good thing too. Here's a milo's copycat recipe: http://blog. Al.Com/frugalmom/2008/07/post_14.Html
enjoy! ...Read more

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I crave black pepper I have a pepper grinder that is set to give big chuncks of black pepper. I crave it as soon as I get up untill I go to bed. I leave a napkin out and grind pepper all day. I eat a lot of pepper. I can't stop. I know it can't be good fo

I crave black pepper I have a pepper grinder that is set to give big chuncks of black pepper. I crave it as soon as I get up untill I go to bed. I leave a napkin out and grind pepper all day. I eat a lot of pepper. I can't stop. I know it can't be good fo

Taken: Taken from livestrong. Com. See link for full article.

Food cravings can trigger unhealthy eating binges, reports sciencenews. Com. Eating binges can also lead to a sense of guilt or embarrassment. If a nutrient deficiency causes a craving, it may indicate a serious health condition. Consult a physician to determine if a nutrient deficiency may be the underlying cause of an intense black pepper craving. Black pepper can also increase serotonin and may boost the effects of some anti-depressant drugs, so consult your physician regarding any potential medication interactions before satisfying your craving with a black-pepper encrusted eating binge. ...Read more

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Are there side effects with black pepper?

Are there side effects with black pepper?

Possibly: One study suggested that black pepper can lead to potassium decreases ; ^ mucosal micobleeding due to ^ hydrochloric acid secretions in the stomach. Some studies have suggested that piperine contained in black pepper may carcinogenic – while other studies indicate it may be anti-carcinogenic. ...Read more

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Can there be any advantages or side effects of eating black pepper?

Eating black pepper: Can be beneficial to your health. Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. Although more studies are needed it has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bio-availability for other nutrients. Eat in moderation. ...Read more

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Do lice look like black pepper?

Do lice look like black pepper?

No: If you ever see them they are pale brown bugs. Any black pepper looking stuff on the scalp is likely hair broken at the root. ...Read more

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Could drinking dr. Pepper cause muscle problems?

Could drinking dr. Pepper cause muscle problems?

No: This is merely flavored sugar water and will have no effect on muscles except providing extra energy. ...Read more