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I was on a binge diet of basically lemons and cayenne pepper, abdominal pain while running, still there, around right upper abdomen.Stomach ulcer?

I was on a binge diet of basically lemons and cayenne pepper, abdominal pain while running, still there, around right upper abdomen.Stomach ulcer?

See your Doctor: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, pain related to activity is usually more related to the abdominal wall (muscles) rather than the internal organs. Regardless, I am sure i don't need to tell you that a binge diet of pepper and lemon is baad! ...Read more

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Can cayenne pepper be eaten while taking aspirin, carvedilol and clopidogrel?

Can cayenne pepper be eaten while taking aspirin, carvedilol and clopidogrel?

YES IT CAN BE EATEN: Yes it can be consumed and there is no evidence of any drug/supplement interaction as far as i know.But it is irritant to stomach and taking it with Aspirin one has to watch for GI side effects or heartburn/acid reflex. ...Read more

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Will cayenne pepper help me lose weight?

Will cayenne pepper help me lose weight?

Unlikely to happen: Eating foods that contain cayenne pepper can help with weight loss only if a person doesn't increase the total amount of calories eaten per day. For example, eating spicy food might lower a person's appetite, so he doesn't eat as much at that meal. However, drinking a root beer float to wash down the spiciness will give a person lots of sugar & fat calories, thus increasing his calories & weight. ...Read more

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Hello, how many grams of cayenne pepper a day to boost the metabolism?

Hello, how many grams of cayenne pepper a day to boost the metabolism?

Only in moderation: These are easy to add to your meals and snacks.It comes in whole form or as a dried spice.According to dr gupta too much of this pepper can cause diarrhea, skin rash and other harmful effect.A dash of cayonne pepper on your meals and snacks is fine as long as it is in moderation.There is no dose in grms which is safe. You can take 30to120mgm capsule 2 to3 times a day.But talk with your doc before t. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of cayenne pepper?

Listen to your body: Wikipedia has a number of possibilities and other sites as well. There is an entire book devoted to health benefits. The caution to start with a very low dose that would be used in cooking as a spice is wise. With a slow increase you can to see how you personally respond. ...Read more

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