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How Much Apple Cider Vinegar Can You Take To Reduce Acid Reflux
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
Is raw organic apple cider vinegar for acid reflux safe to take ? I want natural ways to help my GERD
Yes if diluted but..: Yes, it is safe & effective but should be mixed in water or can irritate your tissue. See http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/heartburn.html However, while safe & natural, it still only treats symptoms. For sound advice on how to prevent and cure reflux naturally see http://chriskresser.com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-but-doesnt-about-heartburn-gerd ...Read more
GERD: Not to my knowledge.Get a more detailed answer ›
That's Apple Cider: Vinegar. It may take a few days. Get the ACV "with the mother" on the label. This means that the skins are part of the ACV and not strained out just to look clear and nice. Dilute w/water because it is strong tasting. Alternative is DGL, a licorice supplement w/an enzyme removed so it doesn't raise BP. Easier to use. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Omeprazole: it is okay to try omeprazole up to 20 mg once a day for up to two weeks to try to prevent heartburn and acid reflux. If your symptoms persist beyond that, you should see your dr. for a more definitive diagnosis and longer-term treatment. Avoid the particular foods that you think cause your reflux. I'd avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. Consider tilting your bed. Good luck. ...Read more
Avoid acidic foods: Pineapple juice would likely make acid reflux worse, along with caffeine, peppermint, chocolate, spicy foods, and acidic food such as tomatoes and citrus fruits. Be sure not to eat within 2 hours of lying down to sleep, elevate the head of your bed or use extra pillows. If these things don't work you could try over the counter antacid medications such as ranitidine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vinegar and yeast: Most people are able to consume small amounts of vinegar while still reaping the benefits of an anti-candida diet. Particularly herbal vinegars and apple cider vinegar have been safely added to most candida diets without a problematic reaction.Some people react adversely to vinegar so it is an individual thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i take apple cider vinegar for indigestion, acid reflux and bad breath ? How much should I take ?
Works well for many: Like many natural therapies, there is no formal research i know of on apple cider vinegar for reflux, but many find it effective. On this website 21 of 23 who tried it report it effective: http://earthclinic.Com/cures/heartburn.Html & people find it useful for many other things.But this is symptomatic & it is more important to address the cause- see http://www.Healthy-eating-politics.Com/gerd.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to avoid: Rather then eat foods to reduce reflux, i try to counsel patients on foods to avoid that trigger reflux. This may differ in everybody but known triggers are caffeine, chocolate, nicotine, alcohol, soda, licorice, peppermint. You should keep a dietary log to see what your triggers are. And if you have red flags like difficulty swallowing, weight loss, vomiting or black stools, please c md. ...Read more
Caution: The answer depends on how you want to use apple cider vinegar. If you use it as a salad dressing, you should be fine. But taken as a daily medical treatment, it could be a little more risky. Yes, some studies of apple cider vinegar are intriguing. But a lot more research needs to be done. Right now, there is not enough evidence that apple cider vinegar -- or any vinegar -- has any health benefit. ...Read more
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
DGL: DGL is licorice w/an enzyme removed which could raise BP if taken over a long period of time. DGL is used as a natural replacement for acid blockers. It coats the stomach and esophagus. Peace and good health. If you are on an acid blocker and switch (ask doc first) you may have a rebound effect for a while. Apple cider vinegar 9get it "w/the mother" is also used. Put it in a little water. ...Read more
Cautiously: Apple cider vinegar comes from fermentation of apples (a good thing). Health claims generally lack sufficient evidence to support assertions. There is some suggestion that apple cider vinegar may be effective in modulating blood sugar, controlling blood pressure, and possibly lowering cholesterol. Unfortunately, apple cider vinegar is highly acidic - antithetical to a preferred alkaline state. ...Read more
Apple cider vinegar.: ....Is a pretty decent digestive aid. Many claims have been made about it, including its weight loss use and anti-fungal and anti-viral properties . Regarding diet, studies haven't been terribly positive. Studies regarding other properties are few and far between. It can potentially damage your teeth and lower potassium if you use too much. I think it tastes good, and eat it on salads. ...Read more
Urban myth...: ...or you could call it an old wives' tale. Drinking cider or any other vinegar, or any acid, won't do anything to "clean the kidneys" or otherwise help your health. If you like the taste, feel free (in moderation). Otherwise find a drink that tastes better! ...Read more
You need medicines: Acid reflux can be easily treated but not with any of the home remedies. You will need an antacid, preferably by seeing your doctor. If you want an alternative, take over the counter antacids like zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid which are old but inexpensive medicines. More modern medicines include prilosec(over the counter) or any of the ppis which are prescription drugs. Acid reflux requires ongoing treatment. ...Read more
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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