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Coca-Cola is Being Used to Treat Stomach Blockages

By Emily Lockhart

A new treatment to treat stomach blockages is getting some pop and fizz in the medical community!

That’s right; doctors are turning to Coca-Cola to treat patients suffering from gastric phytobezoar, a type of stomach blockage. Thanks to the chemicals within the fizzy beverage, Coke works like gastric acid, helping to move obstructions and even shrink blockages.

According to researchers from Athens University, Coca-Cola and Coke Zero reduce the size of a blockage, making it easier to remove through more non-invasive procedures.

Typically, stomach blockages and bowel obstructions are treated with lasers, endoscopies, and surgery. However, the new fandangled cola treatment is considered preferable compared to invasive surgery, as well as an approximate 90-percent success rate!

Source: Fox News

Emily Lockhart

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Emily Lockhart is a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer. She believes that being healthy is a lifestyle choice, not a punishment or temporary fix to attain a desired fitness or body image goal. Anna helps her clients take responsibility for their own health and wellness through her classes and articles on ActiveBeat.

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