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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.

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  • UpSheRises
    January 13, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Vernors tastes kind of like soapy water to me, especially warm. I do like canada dry but only the diet. The diet is much more gingerish.

    Ale v. soda...didn't ever occur to me that there was a differnce.

    Quoting DSamuels:

    I love Canada Dry ginger ale and absolutely hate Vernors. I find it just the opposite, Vernors is way too sweet for me. Vernors is a ginger soda, Canada Dry is a ginger ale.

    Quoting UpSheRises:

    Quoting TruthSeeker.:


    Quoting yourspecialkid:

     I can see how this would work.  We use coke to help settle the stomach when we have a barf 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 really helps. I'll bet for the same reason as the coke.

  • krysstizzle
    January 13, 2013 at 9:01 AM
    That makes sense, that crap will eat through anything.

  • krysstizzle
    January 13, 2013 at 9:03 AM
    It it pretty much the worst thing you can consume, regardless of this little benefit.

    Quoting reindeer-c:

    Wow, I did not know coke worked for upset tummies and to clear out the colon. I guess drinking diet coke is not the worst thing.

  • Euphoric
    January 13, 2013 at 9:39 AM


  • dustinsmom1
    January 13, 2013 at 10:08 AM

     51 uses for coca cola

    The list
    1. Remove grease stains from clothing and fabric (I had to start there)
    2. Remove rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil.
    3. Remove blood stains from clothing and fabric.
    4. Make gooey Coke funnel cakes .
    5. Clean oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.
    6. Loosen a rusty bolt; pour on some Coke and wait for the magic to happen.
    7. Kill slugs and snails; a small bowl of Coke will attract them, the acid will kill them.
    8. Help a lawn become lush and green (see my lawn tonic article here )
    9. Prevent an asthma attack! Apparently, the caffeine in two 12oz cans can prevent the onset of an attack.
    10. Defrost a frozen windshield. Apply liberally and wait (I'll see if this works in winter)
    11. Clean burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.
    12. Descale a kettle using the same method in 11.
    13. Neutralize a jellyfish sting.
    14. Clean car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one.
    15. Cure nausea; let a can of Coke go flat then take a teaspoon of Coke every hour.
    16. Also, flat coke can help relieve an upset stomach (aka "the runs")
    17. Make a Mentos & Coke exploding fountain. This one takes a 2-liter bottle of Coke.



    18. Get rid of hiccups; gargle with a big mouthful of ice-cold Coke.
    19. Shake up a can and pour it over your windshield to remove bugs and other crud.
    20. Use the method in 19 for your car bumpers, too.
    21. Clean your engine; Coke distributors have been using this technique for decades.
    22. Relieve congestion; boil and a can of Coke and drink while hot to clear you up.
    23. Make a sweet BBQ sauce. Mix a can of Coke with ketchup and brush over ribs or chicken.
    24. Baste a ham roast with Coke as it cooks. The sugars will caramelize; the ham will be moist.
    25. Add a can of coke to your pot roast to tenderize it and add extra flavor. (Thanks Linsey).
    26. Make pretty pennies; soaking old pennies in Coke will remove the tarnish.
    27. Make your hair curly; pour flat Coke onto long hair, leave for a few minutes then rinse.
    28. Age documents and photos; for that antique look, apply Coke, pat with paper, leave to dry.
    29. Clean tile grout; pour onto kitchen floor, leave for a few minutes, wipe up.
    30. Mix a can of Coke with a packet of Italian seasoning; cook a tough steak in it.
    31. Make better compost; Coke increases the acidity, adds sugars and feeds microorganisms.
    32. Dissolve a tooth in it; Use a sealed container, this takes ages. Why would you want to though, unless you're Hannibal Lecter?
    33. Remove gum from hair; dip into a small bowl of Coke, leave a few minutes. Gum will wipe off.
    34. Get silky skin; mix a spoonful of Coke with regular lotion and apply liberally.
    35. Make low-fat brownies .
    36. Pour a little in a cup and set it out an hour before a picnic, away from your site; it will attract wasps and bees so they're not bugging you and your grub.
    37. Remove stains from vitreous china. More info on vitreous materials here .
    38. Got a dirty pool? Add two 2-liter bottles of Coke to clear up the water (it acts as rust remover).
    39. Add Coke to your laundry to remove bad smells, especially fish.
    40. Remove (or fade) dye from hair by pouring diet Coke over it.
    41. Mop a floor with Coke to make it sticky. It's a movie industry trick to stop actors slipping.
    42. Remove marker stains from carpet. Apply Coke, scrub, then clean with soapy water.
    43. Clean a toilet; pour around bowl, leave for a while, flush clean.
    44. Apply to skin for a deep tan (although this seems like a recipe for skin cancer to me).
    45. Supposedly, drinking an 8oz can of Coke every day can prevent kidney stones.
    46. Add it to a Sloppy Joe mix
    47. Perk up your Azaleas or Gardenias.
    48. Coke and aluminum foil will bring Chrome to a high shine.
    49. Strip paint off metal furniture; soak a towel in Coke, sit it on the surface for days. Make sure you keep adding Coke to keep the towel wet. (Seems like a hassle, I'd rather buy paint stripper.)
    50. Add it to vodka, rum or bourbon.
    51. Drink it straight from the can, if you can (too sweet for me)

  • talia-mom
    January 13, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    having a Mexican Coke right now.


  • Radarma
    by Radarma
    January 13, 2013 at 10:53 AM

     Pffft, someone will have to pry the can out of my cold dead hand someday.

  • stacefaceninja
    January 13, 2013 at 10:56 AM
    *pours Coke down the drain*......That's so funny. When I was little my mom literally force-fed me Ginger ale when I was sick. It actually made me even more nauseated....still does!! Weird.

    Quoting lga1965:

     Coke can also remove the finish/stain on a piece of furniture too...kinda scary.The only thing that settles my stomach is Ginger Ale.

  • mommy_2_be_2010
    January 13, 2013 at 10:57 AM
    Awesome now my bros bm(babymama) can get the shit outta her head lol
  • mommy_2_be_2010
    January 13, 2013 at 11:04 AM

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