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Eating Spicy Food
Spicy foods: If you don't get heart burn you should be fien. Some spices are good for heart health and some are good for others. If they don't bother you with symptoms, you should be okay. Etremes of anythign is not good ewither so eat in balanced manner. ...Read more
Dysmenorrhea Tx:: Do you always have bad cramps? Consider warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology if this is a pattern for you. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. If you have continued pain with > ...Read more
Would eating spicy food, such as indian, shorten the duration of a cold? I always seem to feel better within a day or so after.
Yes: Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition and anything thing that triggers the inflammatory cycle can cause flare that lasts after exposure to the trigger is over. ...Read more
Mechanical: Gerd is a mechanical defect in the valve and sphincter that act as a one way valve in te lower esophagus. Certain food can cause relaxation of the sphincter and aggravate th reflux. If you already have reflux irritation, nthe spicy food can aggravate it like salt water can make a wound burn. ...Read more
No: No, it does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
See derm: See dermatologist for treatment that way you can probably continue spicy food. ...Read more
See your MD: Most likely a result of a medication you may be taking that affects the normal anatomy of the tongue where most taste buds are located. ...Read more
Is GERD curable, or is it something that we all eventually get with age? Does eating spicy food make you get GERD at a younger age?
Can be, no, maybe: Gastroesoph reflux, backflow of stomach contents, is worsened by large meals, fatty/fried/greasy foods, alcohol, coffee, tobacco, lying down after eating, bending over after meals, exercise, tight garments, peppermint, chamomile, overweight. Can be "cured" in some if above "lifestyle" issues addressed. We don't all get with age. Young people can get it, esp if "spicy" is e.g. Pepp pizza/beer. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: If you don't want the stuff to burn you again on the way out, you're going to have to stop eating it in the first place. Many people have the same experience. Just tell people you prefer your food non-spicy and if they are worth knowing, they'll respect your preferences. ...Read more
What would be causing my stomach to feel like it was on fire? I'm not eating spicy food or drinking though those will aggravate the pain
Is it normal for an ulcer to last longer than two weeks on the lower labial frenulum? Because I keep eating spicy food and grapefruit how do I heal it
Salt more likely: Than spices. It is likely the high amount of salt in the food and attendant water retention that may be causing the aches. You may try by preparing spicy food without the salt to check out this potential explanation. Keep in mind that commercial spice preparations may have added salt. ...Read more