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Doctor insights on: Peppermint Tea Ibs Drinking

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


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Is peppermint tea an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome?

Is peppermint tea an effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome?

Can help cramps, but: Peppermint tea can decrease muscle contractions in the gut. May help with spasm in bowel. Can decrease muscle contractions in lower esophageal aphincter which could increase reflux (back flow), and heartburn symptoms. Enteric coated peppermint oil may be helpful as an adjunct rx. If that is all it takes to control symptoms in ibs, cool. See your doc, be sure it's ibs, you're treating. ...Read more

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I have GERD and the medicine they have me helps but does not control it. I eat/drink peppermint tea candies which really helps is that bad?? (:

I have GERD and the medicine they have me helps but does not control it. I eat/drink peppermint tea candies which really helps is that bad?? (:

Peppermint leaves: Can also be chewed, and they don't have sugar or calories that could take you down the wrong path. Easy to grow on a pot on the porch! Spearmint too! One of my favorite childhood memories. Don't swallow until you' e researched further. ...Read more

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Does drinking peppermint tea benefit you?

Does drinking peppermint tea benefit you?

Peppermint tea: Peppermint has been used effectively for a variety of digestive issues (flatus, nausea, vomiting, cramps, loose bowel movements, heartburn, indigestion & irritable bowel syndrome). ...Read more

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I was wondering is drinking a lot of peppermint tea bad for you?

I was wondering is drinking a lot of peppermint tea bad for you?

Moderation.: TOO MUCH Peppermint tea can lead to GI and renal problems. See: http://www.healthline.com/health/peppermint-health-potential#3 ...Read more