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gastritis and cranberry juice?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 7, 2007
  • 00:02 PM

I was diagnosed with stomach inflammation a while back (basically gastritis) with no h.pylori present. I've been getting flare ups since where I have to go for days without eating because I either vomit, or feel so nauseous I have to go to bed and stop even thinking. Yesterday I had a similar flare up (a "burning" stomach and bad nausea), but I drank a lot of cranberry juice just before. Would cranberry be bad for gastritis because of its alkaline content, therefore makes the stomach pump out more and more acid? Or would it be good for it? It's hard to tell whether my stomach is inflamed because there is too much acid, or not enough acid. Cranberry definitely seems to be a trigger and I want to be able to definitely rule it out and have a "scientific reason" behind it. I also have clay coloured stools after these flare ups, but all my gallbladder tests are normal.

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  • I had a similar situation where I took a couple of concentrated organic cranberry pills as a dietary supplement. I ended up waking up at night with a burning sensation in my lower left quadrant of my abdomen. I thought it was an acid reflex but it kept on going all day and a headache from ***l kicked in. By the evening, I had a numbness feeling in my stomach and it was freaking me out. I was about to call an ambulance and i started googling some of the symptoms and I saw the connection between cranberry and stomach acid.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 28, 2009
    • 09:38 AM
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  • I've been drinking lots of cranberry juice over the past year to avoid urinary infection which I had a bad bout of. Shortly after beginning the cranberry treatment I developed a burning sensation in the stomach which I now know to be ongoing gastritis. I'm wondering if the cranberry caused it? There doesnt seem to be any other obvious answer, but who knows. I dont have Helio bacteria.I was diagnosed with stomach inflammation a while back (basically gastritis) with no h.pylori present. I've been getting flare ups since where I have to go for days without eating because I either vomit, or feel so nauseous I have to go to bed and stop even thinking. Yesterday I had a similar flare up (a "burning" stomach and bad nausea), but I drank a lot of cranberry juice just before. Would cranberry be bad for gastritis because of its alkaline content, therefore makes the stomach pump out more and more acid? Or would it be good for it? It's hard to tell whether my stomach is inflamed because there is too much acid, or not enough acid. Cranberry definitely seems to be a trigger and I want to be able to definitely rule it out and have a "scientific reason" behind it. I also have clay coloured stools after these flare ups, but all my gallbladder tests are normal. Thanks.
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  • I was having cranberry juice in summer working in a construction site. I was not eating well though. I developed gastritis or ulcer soon after I stopped working so I could start university. I has been a really painful since then and I had to drop out from my degree because of pain. I found out that cranberry sits in the acidic range I believe and have now seen recommendation to use it to treat gastritis. Very sceptical at the moment and need to make further research.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • December 11, 2015
    • 09:09 PM
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