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

  • maciymommieof3
    January 13, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    I remember hearing years ago that if you put a piece of raw meat into Coke, it will "eat it" up.

    Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:

    I've known for years that people use coca cola to clean car abtteries and toilets. It's not like it's been hush hush.


  • maciymommieof3
    January 13, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    so can Clinique's "Take the Day Off".... (makeup remover)

    Quoting moneysaver6:

    Wish I'd have known that before I sanded down a huge desk before refinishing it. :-)

    Quoting lga1965:

     Coke can also remove the finish/stain on a piece of furniture too...kinda scary.



  • AdrianneHill
    January 13, 2013 at 7:19 PM
    I want to keep the bezoar. They keep poisons from killing you as well as a plethora of other uses as long as you don't mind using ancient superstitions as a way to protect yourself from ill health and other harm
  • AdrianneHill
    January 13, 2013 at 7:23 PM
    Yum, the ones that use real cane sugar are so good, they rock the mic. The cane sugar is less sweet and gives it a bite. The cane sugar Dr peppers are the best though. The best.

    Quoting talia-mom:

    having a Mexican Coke right now.


    Delicious.

  • fullxbusymom
    January 13, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Eh I don't care.  I will still be drinking my diet coke.

  • littlesippycup
    January 13, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    That's good to know!

    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.


  • littlesippycup
    January 13, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    My son says if you leave it in strofoam it will start leaking through and eventually eat it too.

    Quoting maciymommieof3:

    I remember hearing years ago that if you put a piece of raw meat into Coke, it will "eat it" up.

    Quoting Veni.Vidi.Vici.:

    I've known for years that people use coca cola to clean car abtteries and toilets. It's not like it's been hush hush.



  • dawnie1
    by dawnie1
    January 14, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    When I was a kid, our next door neighbor used coka-cola to clean his car motor. Just poured it on there, let it set awhile, gave it a scrub and rinsed or wiped it off. My mom never let us drink it again. We were a ginger ale only family after that. Now my kids are not allowed to drink Coke or Pepsi.

  • kaylamom2004
    January 14, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    LOL Shouldn't be drinking it anyway.

  • Karen2313
    January 14, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Scary but doesn't surprise me. I've heard drinking too much coke can eat away at you stomach lining.