maciymommieof3
wow...won't be drinking this no more.
January 12, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Coca-Cola is successful new treatment for stomach blockages

Coca-Cola is successful new treatment for stomach blockages

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Doctors are using Coca-Cola to treat patients who have gastric phytobezoar – more commonly referred to as a stomach blockage, The Daily Telegraph reported.

The treatment is now being favored over surgery, as it has a success rate of more than 90 percent, according to researchers from Athens University, which detailed their findings in the journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Coca-Cola, along with the diet version and Coke Zero, have chemical ingredients that work the same way as gastric acid, and the carbonation helps move everything along.

A stomach blockage, often caused when some fruits do not digest, can ultimately lead to a bowel obstruction. Doctors can treat the ailment with lasers, endoscopies and surgery

According to the researchers, if drinking Coca-Cola does not fully destroy the mechanism causing the blockage, it will at least make it smaller, thus making it easier to remove through typical procedures.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/01/07/coca-cola-successful-new-treatment-for-stomach-blockages/?intcmp=obnetwork#ixzz2HoQBb1gX

Replies

  • vetNmommy
    January 12, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    We are from Belgium btw. 

    Quoting vetNmommy:

    I know  when I was  a baby, (born  at 27 weeks, along  withmy twin sister) we had upset tummies  all the  time.   The NICU   docs would give  us  flattened   coke  to help settle  out tummies.  We have no issues from it, ect. It also worked. 


  • wickedfiress
    January 12, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    I can't think of anything that would make me give up my coke. I don't drink it daily, but it's the ONLY pop I like.  

  • EireLass
    January 12, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Why did anyone ever think it was healthy to begin with??????

  • EireLass
    January 12, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    40-50 years ago, people would go to the pharmacy and get a bottle of cola syrup for their babies and kids.

    Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

    A kindly old school ped that oversaw our children's health up until he retired told me to give a vomiting baby -- including infant and and child 2 ounces of coke to settle the stomach.  Worked every time.  Not a pop drinker myself at all, but when I have a stomach ailment , I do the same.  A lot of relief.


  • Ladybugmama86
    January 12, 2013 at 8:55 PM

     Yup, you can also use coke to remove the build up on car batteries if they have a lot of acid build up on them.

     

  • GLWerth
    by GLWerth
    January 12, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    It also takes rust off. So?

  • cueballsmom
    January 12, 2013 at 10:36 PM
    I also use it clean toilets! I love coke.
  • caito
    by caito
    January 12, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    o_o

    I only drink water. There's no way I'll go back to drinking soda.

  • UpSheRises
    January 12, 2013 at 11:18 PM


    Quoting TruthSeeker.:

     

    Quoting yourspecialkid:

     I can see how this would work.  We use coke to help settle the stomach when we have a barf bug...it has always been easier on mine than 7up/sprite.

      It's what we use for barf bugs also.

    Do you have Vernors where you live? It's a Michigan pop so i am not sure everyone knows what it is. It's a ginger ale but it's not sweet like canada dry and it actually tastes like ginger.

    Anyway...that's what we use, but we warm it up in the micro first. I know it sounds totally weird to drink hot pop but my goodness...it really helps. I'll bet for the same reason as the coke.

  • PamR
    by PamR
    Pam
    January 12, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Moderation.  A single Coke every day or every now and then is not going to hurt you.  Drink a lot of it and I can see where it might hurt your stomach.