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Doctor insights on: Is Apple Cider Vinegar Bad For Acid Reflux

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Had pretty bad acid reflux. Burning my esophagus. Experimented with 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar in 8 ou of water. It worked! How? It's acidic!!

Had pretty bad acid reflux. Burning my esophagus. Experimented with 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar in 8 ou of water. It worked! How? It's acidic!!

ACV: Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has acetic acid that can improve digestion. SIgns of low acid and high acid are similar so you may be having low acid and need the extra acidity. Changing die to include fruits and vegetables can actually help resolve symptoms rather than adding ACV or medications. ACV can cause acid burn and remove teeth enamel and cause esophageal burns. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

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


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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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Suffering from acid reflux-bad breath, regurgitation. Ppis, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, antiacids don't work. Solutions?

Suffering from acid reflux-bad breath, regurgitation. Ppis, baking soda, apple cider vinegar, antiacids don't work. Solutions?

Diet?: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, acidic food/juice, carbonation, and heavily spiced things. Consider weight loss if overweight. Also consider evaluation for a hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar work for acid reflux?

Can apple cider vinegar work for acid reflux?

Vinegar: Yes/no
can aggravate acutely, but can help prevent when taken dilutely (1tbs in cup of warm water). ...Read more

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How good is the use of apple cider vinegar in acid reflux?

How good is the use of apple cider vinegar in acid reflux?

Depends: Mothers apple cider bvinegar can do a lot. And its cheap. But if the valve that stops acid from refluxing is incompetent then you can drink a gallon and it won't help. Try it. It can't hurt for a week. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many mg of apple cider vinegar should you take for acid reflux.?

Can you let me know how many mg of apple cider vinegar should you take for acid reflux.?

None: Avoid acidic fruits and juices if you have reflux. There is no data to support use of vinegar if you have acid reflux. Good luck! ...Read more

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Told earlier that cinnamon doesn't help acid reflux. Does apple cider vinegar help?

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

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I have acid reflux an I keep getting told to drink raw apple cider vinegar? Will that help?

I have acid reflux an I keep getting told to drink raw apple cider vinegar? Will that help?

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

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Is it safe to consume 2 tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar 3 time per day? I use it for acid reflux & it works.

In general, yes: Each person reacts differently to any therapy so the bottom line is what works for you. Having said this, a good caveat is always take the least amount of anything for the optimum result. So, try decreasing the amount of apple cider vinegar to find the lowest dosage that will control the acid reflux. If adequate control requires 2 tablespoons 3 times a day, so be it. ...Read more

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Been suffering from acid reflux. What does it indicate if drinking apple cider vinegar or baking soda make it worse?

It indicates that...: Stopping apple cider vinegar or baking soda might be a good idea for now. A primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist (stomach specialist) can evaluate to confirm the problem of gastro-esophageal reflux disease. The doctor may test for h. Pylori stomach infection, and start effective medications, including acid blockers. Plain water, nonfat milk, green tea, or simple soup broths may feel ok. ...Read more

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Is Organic apple cider vinegar for acid reflux a good natural treatment?

Yes, seems to work: 19 year old male asks, Is organic apple cider vinegar for acid reflux a good natural treatment? Many would say yes cos it contains acetic acid, a weaker acid than Hydrochloric acid HCL normally produced by stomach. It tends to buffer or make the stomach less acidic (antacid) but still strong enough for digestion. Said to be best as 2 or 3 teaspoon-fulls in in 8 oz of water before meals. ...Read more

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Is raw organic apple cider vinegar for acid reflux safe to take? I want natural ways to help my GERD

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

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I suffer from painful reflux & have heard apple cider vinegar tablets can help prevent or treat reflux? Is this true?

Reflux: I have heard several of my patients say their reflux has been helped by apple cider vinegar. Not sure if they were taking tablets or not. You should see a doctor though since reflux can be signs of something more serious. ...Read more

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Is apple cider vinegar good for reflux?

Is apple cider vinegar good for reflux?

Not so much: Reflux can be serious. Apple cider vinegar is promoted for everything -- and this alone should tell you something. Something as simple as elevating the head of your bed may help more. Staying trim and fit is a plus; you may not be able to eliminate reflux but you can control the symptoms. Your physician knows how to manage it and when to do endoscopy. ...Read more

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Effectiveness of apple cider vinegar for reflux? Was taking famotidine - gave me headaches. Other benefits? Is capsule form as effective as liquid?

Effectiveness of apple cider vinegar for reflux? Was taking famotidine - gave me headaches. Other benefits? Is capsule form as effective as liquid?

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- seehttp://www. Healthy-eating-politics. Com/gerd.Html. ...Read more

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I am taking dilute apple cider vinegar 3 x a day and it has stopped my severe h-burn & reflux almost completely. Do you know why? It is not placebo.

I am taking dilute apple cider vinegar 3 x a day and it has stopped my severe h-burn & reflux almost completely. Do you know why? It is not placebo.

Not placebo: Reflux is the passage of gastric acid up through the sphincter into the esophagus. Heartburn is the symptom it produces in some people. Drinking anything will help to wash stomach acid back down into the stomach where it belongs. Even a weak and dilute acid! Sometimes sips of water or chewing gum can cure it too. ...Read more

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Can drinking straight apple cider vinegar cause trauma to the esophagus? Been having trouble swallowing since I thought it would help my reflux!

Can drinking straight apple cider vinegar cause trauma to the esophagus? Been having trouble swallowing since I thought it would help my reflux!

DGL is used to: Help with acid reflux and is safe. If you take licorice that is not DGL, over time it can raise your blood pressure. Please consult w/your doc. Peace and good health. Apple cider vinegar needs to be diluted w/water. Too strong otherwise. DGL is simplest. ...Read more

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Had undiluted Apple cider vinegar shots for reflux. Now dysphagia is occurring days after & rough patch feeling on hard palate and throat. Connected?

Had undiluted Apple cider vinegar shots for reflux. Now dysphagia is occurring days after & rough patch feeling on hard palate and throat. Connected?

Very Acidic: You may have burned your soft tissues.

http://www. Webmd. Com/diet/apple-cider-vinegar-and-health? Page=2

"Don't drink it straight. It’s so acidic that it could harm your tooth enamel and your esophagus." This is quoted directly from the website. ...Read more

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Is braggs apple cider vinegar bad for a person with liver problem?

Is braggs apple cider vinegar bad for a person with liver problem?

Thanks for asking!: Yes, it probably is bad to be taken by person with established liver disease. ...Read more

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Will bragg's apple cider vinegar affect you in bad way while trying to get pregnant?

Will bragg's apple cider vinegar affect you in bad way while trying to get pregnant?

Should be safe: Like everything, apple cider vinegar can have side effects. It may weaken tooth enamel. There was a single report of a woman developing osteoporosis & low potassium after drinking 8 ounces a day for 6 years, but it is not known if that was the cause & I do not advise taking so much. In general apple cider vinegar is quite safe & there is no evidence it would be harmful in someone trying to conceive. ...Read more

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Took a tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar raw. Bottle says it was diluted with water to 5% acid strength. Was it safe to take it raw and what are my risks?

Took a tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar raw. Bottle says it was diluted with water to 5% acid strength. Was it safe to take it raw and what are my risks?

Safe: Same strength as pickle juice. No issues. Bear in mind that cider vinegar does not cure, treat or prevent any diseases. Whatever you think you were taking it for will not get better. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I accidentally douched with apple cider vinegar before I knew it was bad for you. Prior to this I have never douched before. I don't feel as wet now.?

I accidentally douched with apple cider vinegar before I knew it was bad for you. Prior to this I have never douched before. I don't feel as wet now.?

Vinegar: I do not see this as any particular long term problem. As long as you are not having any burning or redness. I would return to your regular routine. ...Read more

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Which has more acid, orange juice or apple cider vinegar?

Which has more acid, orange juice or apple cider vinegar?

Orange Juice: App;e cider vineger contains weak acid called Acetic Acid about 4to6%
orange juice contains citric acid which is stronger acid. Orange juicehas ph of around 3.5. ...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

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Does Apple Cider Vinegar have bad interactions with certain medications?

Does Apple Cider Vinegar have bad interactions with certain medications?

Some meds: Calcium, B-6, tetracycline, some anti-diabetic drugs, quinolones, levodopa, and phenytoin are medications that are suggested NOT to be taken when eating acidic foods, such as apple cider vinegar. Since it is a weak acid, the interaction with this and most medications is not significant - see your medication insert directions or your doctor for further guidance ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Reflux (Definition)

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