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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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  • LaughingTattoo
    January 13, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    My former manager told me to drink coke for my morning sickness. Had never heard of this but its worked like a charm. It also helps me when I have painful gas :)

  • lga1965
    by lga1965
    January 13, 2013 at 12:26 PM


    Quoting mommy_2_be_2010:

    Awesome now my bros bm(babymama) can get the shit outta her head lol

     ummmm, what?

  • futureshock
    January 13, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    What about this article makes you not want to drink Coke?

    P.S.  Your title technically means that you will be drinking coke.

    wow...won't be drinking this no more.

  • Carpy
    by Carpy
    January 13, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Why not?

  • AliKatAK47
    January 13, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    I used coke to strip the paint off of cars.  I haven't drank it since I was a little girl and my grandpa had it in a gasoline container and was using it as a paint thinner.  Never again.

  • MeAndTommyLee
    January 13, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    I believe it.  It really does work like a charm.  We don't drink pop too much ever mostly because DH and I were never pop drinkers.  Now every time one of the kids walks in a sees a bottle of Coke they ask, "who's sick..?"  LOL

    Quoting EireLass:

    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.

  • maciymommieof3
    January 13, 2013 at 3:05 PM

    LOL.............really ...because I am a pepsi person :)

    Quoting futureshock:

    What about this article makes you not want to drink Coke?

    P.S.  Your title technically means that you will be drinking coke.

    wow...won't be drinking this no more.

  • SilverSterling
    January 13, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    As long as its Diet i dont care if its coke or Pepsi... 

  • TruthSeeker.
    January 13, 2013 at 3:28 PM


    Quoting Sisteract:

    Soda is not a food source- 

    The acid in it will eat through healthy bone-

    We do not drink any soda.

    We had the stomach bug over Christmas- worse one we've had in years-

    I drank jello, another non food source, on day 3- otherwise, nothing.

    First time ever, that I vomited on the floor- there was no making it-

      This happened to me about 7 yrs ago when I was pregnant. I wasn't feeling well so I got up at about 2am and drank some red Gatorade. An hour or so later I was so violently ill that I stood up out of bed and vomited red Gatorade and other stomach contents all the way from the bed into the bathroom. I tried to get the bathroom door open while covering my mouth at the same time. All over the bathroom door and all over the bathroom. It was so bad I had to call my husband home from work to clean up the mess. It looked like a murder scene. I have never been that sick in my entire life. I vomited 14 times in 12 hours.

  • TruthSeeker.
    January 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

     I don't like the taste of Vernors either.

    Quoting UpSheRises:

    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.



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