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Does Coffee Upset Your Stomach
Coffee; stomach: Coffee has acids that can irritate stomach (especially one already irritated); caffeine can exacerbate acid reflux. May have gastritis (irritated/inflamed stomach) or peptic ulcer or acid reflux. Can try otc antacids or h2 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec or prevacid, but should see doc if stomach irritation persists. http://www.coffeeresearch.org/science/sourmain.htm. ...Read more
NSAIDs can do this: Ibuprofen is type of NSAID (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). All of these can cause stomach upset. You can minimize it by taking it after you eat a meal. Some people are unable to take these medications due to stomach upset. Some people find that one type of NSAID is easier to tolerate than another or switch to acetaminophen (tylenol), which does not usually have this as a side effect. ...Read more
Can drinking too much cranberry juice (and not enough water) cause an upset stomach/ diarrhea/ stomach discomfort?
Practically everyone: Has some food intolerance, & may include such innocuous ingestants as water (or watermelon). Reference: elaine shimberg, "relief from ibs".Avoid foods that bother you, but best to examine whole diet, keep a food diary, & try to correlate your upset stomach with intake of any foods & other variables. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slightly flattened : Ginger ale is more likely to help than sprite. Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea ; stomach upset is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more
Why drink it then?: I can think of lots of reasons why you may be experiencing an adverse reaction to a carbonated beverage that contains multiple chemicals (artificial flavors, coloring, and sweeteners). May I suggest you try drinking water, and assessing your response. My answer then becomes quite different if your stomach pain is limited to Diet Pepsi or is generalized to all liquids and ingestants. ...Read more
Yes: Probiotic formulations vary and should have different types of "good" bacteria that are found in healthy intestines. But each person is different and has a unique balance of many kinds of bacteria, not just those few found in probiotic formulations. Adding probiotics can help correct a deficiency, but if there wasn't a problem to begin with, a short term imbalance might be created, causing upset. ...Read more
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