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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...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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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

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Can drinking Green tea combined with peppermint and spearmint have negative effect on one's fertile CM?

Can drinking Green tea combined with peppermint and spearmint have negative effect on one's fertile CM?

No: I know of no evidence to suggest that any herbal teas might have an impact on your cervical mucus. cervical mucus tends to be hormonal mediated and I don't think that any tea or mint will have a hormonal component to them. ...Read more

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Hi, I am currently in thyroxine . Is it ok to drink peppermint tea? I have heard it can affect my medication. Thanks Jo.

Hi, I am currently in thyroxine . Is it ok to drink peppermint tea? I have heard it can affect my medication. Thanks 
Jo.

OK as far as known: There is relatively research on the interactions of drugs and herbs but I am not aware of any evidence that thyroxine and peppermint tea interact. See http://tinyurl.com/nxfsatt for a good article on known thyroxine interactions. This article discusses a surprising number of interactions between peppermint and meds but does not mention thyroxine: http://tinyurl.com/kcbn6r3 ...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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Can my 5 1/2 month old drink peppermint tea?

Can my 5 1/2 month old drink peppermint tea?

Tea for babies: It is not recommended as a general rule. It offers no benefits to the baby's nutrition and if given too much, too young the baby can actually get water intoxication (water poisoning) which can be life-threatening. Wait to talk to your doctor at your baby's next well visit. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink peppermint tea while taking amitriptyline & lorazepam?

Is it safe to drink peppermint tea while taking amitriptyline & lorazepam?

No interactions: You can drink it without concern. The primary concern with teas is green tea lowering Coumadin (warfarin) levels by 50%. Thus, if you stop drinking it the levels double. Good question though. I had to look it up. Helps us all here stay on our toes and we learn a lot from questions such as yours.Have a good night. ...Read more

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Pain in my stomach at night releived by drinking peppermint tea and belching. Wake up at night due to pain. What is it?

Pain in my stomach at night releived by drinking peppermint tea and belching.  Wake up at night due to pain. What is it?

Reflux: Peppermint is an old remedy for an upset stomach. You should see your doctor as this could be reflux or an ulcer. They may want to prescribe a proton-pump inhibitor which will reduce the acid production in your stomach and allow it to heal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is drinking a lot of peppermint tea bad for you?

Can you tell me is drinking a lot of peppermint tea bad for you?

Peppermint tea: Peppermint tea has been referred to as “stomach healer” as it can help with cramps, loose stools & GI upset. So it may well help with abdominal bloating after meals. Peppermint overdose can cause v heart rate,palpitations, loose bowel movements ...Read more

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My BP is usually 110/68 in the morning. the last week its been up to 130/80. been drinking ginger tea with peppermint tea the last week. any thoughts?

My BP is usually 110/68 in the morning. the last week its been up to 130/80.  been drinking ginger tea with peppermint tea the last week. any thoughts?

Both numbers normal: Both 110/68 and 130/80 are normal blood pressure readings. Blood-pressure readings are dynamic, that is they change throughout the day. Many things can affect your blood pressure including medications (such as Adderall), anxiety, salt intake and amount of sleep. Ginger tea or peppermint tea are very unlikely to be affecting your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink peppermint tea while breast-feeding?

Is it safe to drink peppermint tea while breast-feeding?

Maybe: I do not know of any issue with herbal peppermint tea which is natural and soothing. I would avoid caffeine teas. ...Read more