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Eating spicy food all the time what would hsppen?

Eating spicy food all the time what would hsppen?

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

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I have been eating spicy food lately, not sure if it's correlated.

I have been eating spicy food lately, not sure if it's correlated.

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

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Is eating spicy food good for skin?

Is eating spicy food good for skin?

No effect: Spicy food will not make the skin better or worse. However, the spicy food can make you skin smell of the spices. ...Read more

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Can eating spicy food a couple of days in a row induce a Crohn's flare up that lasts 3 weeks?

Can eating spicy food a couple of days in a row induce a Crohn's flare up that lasts 3 weeks?

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

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Does eating spicy food shorten a cold or flu?

Does eating spicy food shorten a cold or flu?

No: Eating spicy foods does not alter the duration of one's infection from cold viruses or influenza viruses. However, she may feel better or worse after spicy foods, depending on whether the spiciness covers up some of her cold symptoms, or makes her symptoms feel even stronger. ...Read more

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Will eating spicy food cause GERD or make GERD worse?

Will eating spicy food cause GERD or make GERD worse?

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

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While eating spicy food I am feeling mild heat and burnt sensation between chest. Why?

While eating spicy food I am feeling mild heat and burnt sensation between chest. Why?

Burning w /food: May be reflux/GERD. Consider use of ranitidine / prevecid. Also check for h pylori a bacteria that sometimes accompanies GERD. Avoid caffiene, alcohol, sodas smoking, spicy fatty/ food all which are triggers. F/u /w/ doc/ GI ...Read more

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My mouth is burning from eating spicy food. What should I do?

My mouth is burning from eating spicy food. What should I do?

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

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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

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What causes difficulty breathing after eating spicy food?

GERD: Reflux from increased stomach acid is most likely cause. ...Read more

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My son's lips turn white on the inside after eating spicy food.

My son's lips turn white on the inside after eating spicy food.

Mgt: I would suggest an inbox consultation. If he has had any labs or imaging these may be uploaded for review.

Does he experience any other symptoms such as rash or problems breathing? ...Read more

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My bum feels it's on fire after eating spicy food and it's hurts what can relive this?

My bum feels it's on fire after eating spicy food and it's hurts what can relive this?

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

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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

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

Gastritis: A burning sensation that is aggravated by spicy foods is typically gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). Recommend avoiding tobacco, alcohol, nsaids, caffeine, spicy foods, and take 14 days of Prilosec otc. If no improvement, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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

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

Diet/creams: Eat a bland soft diet. You can ask your doctor about oragel and other topical creams that can be placed inside the mouth. All the best. ...Read more

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What makes my whole body ache after eating spicy food?

What makes my whole body ache after eating spicy food?

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

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