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Using Vinegar to Treat Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis, a chronic stomach condition, is not fully understood as a disease. That being said, it’s believed that part of the discomfort is caused by a lack of good bacteria in the stomach. Such bacteria, including the better-known Lactobacillus, aid in the digestive process. When the balance of bacteria and proteins is off, indigestion strikes and leaves millions of people around the world experiencing pain and discomfort. There isn’t a known cure, but there are certain things The Grand Strand home caregivers can that can do to treat and prevent the symptoms. Talking to your loved one’s doctor is always a good place to begin, as adding any additional chemicals to your body could affect your current treatment plan. If you do, ask what he or she thinks about using apple cider vinegar as a treatment for your loved one’s symptoms. Recent studies show that it may be a useful at-home treatment.

About the Study

Recent studies indicate that small amounts of apple cider vinegar may be helpful in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. In one such study, test mice that were given a small amount of vinegar mixed in with their water showed significant improvement in their symptoms. There were more of the helpful bacteria in the mice’s stool and they had lower levels of certain harmful proteins. In a controlled experiment, vinegar seems to have treated the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

How to Use It

Many people have found drinking a mixture of apple cider vinegar, honey and water eases their discomfort without leaving a bad taste in their mouths. Other people find that cooking with the vinegar is a more palatable way to ingest this helpful at-home antidote. Seniors may benefit from adding apple cider vinegar to their salads and soups, or simply drinking it by the spoonful. Sometimes the simplest, least expensive and most natural cures are also the most effective.

Learn more about simple at-home remedies with help from The Grand Strand, SC Home Care Assistance. Not only do we enable seniors to age in place with dignity, but we also help seniors manage illness and injury in the convenience of home. Whether your loved one requires medication reminders, prescription pick-ups, or help maintaining a healthy diet, our reliable caregivers are always available. Contact a knowledgeable Care Manager today at (843) 353-3105 to learn more and schedule a complimentary in-home consultation.