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Should i take apple cider vinegar for indigestion, acid reflux and bad breath ? How much should I take ?

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 more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


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Is it safe to drink apple cider vinegar is you have heartburn?

Is it safe to drink apple cider vinegar is you have heartburn?

Avoid vinegar: A person with heartburn should avoid vinegar and other acidic foods or liquids. The person is likely already taking acid blockers and antacids to decrease acidity in the stomach. It would be bad to eat or drink more acid, because the whole point of treatment is to decrease acid in the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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I sometimes hypoglycemic episodes.Is Apple cider vinegar safe for me to use for heartburn can it lower my sugar too much?I only take 3tsp twice a day

I sometimes hypoglycemic episodes.Is Apple cider vinegar  safe for me to use for heartburn can it lower my sugar too much?I only take 3tsp twice a day

Low blood sugar is: something you need to speak w/your doc about. He/she will teach you how to eat, usually small meals but frequent, perhaps six throughout the day. Lots of protein. Doing this can reduce the probability of apple cider vinegar being an issue. If you use apple cider vinegar for reflux, make sure you get the type "with the mother" on the label. that means the skins are part of the vinegar. Peace. ...Read more

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Why is it that you sometimes get heartburn after eating pickled veggies, even though natural stomach acid should be a much stronger acid than vinegar?

Why is it that you sometimes get heartburn after eating pickled veggies, even though natural stomach acid should be a much stronger acid than vinegar?

Type of food : It's not so much the acid in vinegar but the type of food that increases stomach acid production and causes heartburn. For example lime is acidic but does not cause heartburn in most. ...Read more

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Apple cider vinegar and digestive enzymes causing heartburn and gas/bloating, what to do?

Apple cider vinegar and digestive enzymes causing heartburn and gas/bloating, what to do?

Needed?: Ask yourself if you really need these-your body makes plenty of acid already, as well as digestive enzymes, so unless you have a proven deficiency, stop taking them and see if your symptoms disappear! if not, see your GI doc to investigate for other causes of dyspepsia. ...Read more

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Can you drink apple cider vinegar while taking antibiotic called azithromycin. Im having heartburn in my throat and chest i took antibiotic 2 hrs ago?

Can you drink apple cider vinegar while taking antibiotic called azithromycin. Im having heartburn in my throat and chest i took  antibiotic 2 hrs ago?

Yes!: I know of no negative interactions between Azithromycin and apple cider vinegar, which is safe and often highly effective in quickly relieving heartburn. Dilute it in water. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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Will eating any amount of vinegar or very sour foods harm my baby during my pregnacy?

Foods and pregnancy: Sour or spicy foods are generally not harmful to pregnancy. You should careful to avoid foods that are not pasteurized, as there can be bacteria growing in these foods that can cause issues for the baby. Vinegar in particular is not dangerous. These types of foods will generally cause more heartburn and indigestion during pregnancy. If you have specific cravings, you should talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could cider vinegar really reduce acid reflux?

Could cider vinegar really reduce acid reflux?

Folk Medicine: Diluted Apple cider vinegar has been used as a folk remedy for indigestion. I do not know how effective it is. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is also known as Heartburn. Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Stomach Upset (Definition)

Stomach upset can be due to problems in digestion or ...Read more