More often than not, doctors keep telling both their patients and ordinary folks to lay off fizzy drinks, seeing how they toy with one's organism and also cause people to gain considerable amounts of weight.Still, it looks like one fizzy drink in particular, i.e. Coca-Cola, is quite appreciated by some medical practitioners thanks to its doubling as a cure for stomach blockages.
As peculiar as this may sound, doctors explain that, when it comes to the effects it has on one's digestive tract, and especially on one's stomach, Coca-Cola is not all that different from gastric acid.
More precisely, it can help people who experience various problems digesting fibers. As well as this, the bubbles found in this drink also play their fair share in speeding up the process, Daily Mail reports.
For those unaware, some cases of stomach blockages (gastric phytobezoars in particular) can only be dealt with by means of surgery, which is why the discovery of Coca-Cola as a viable alternative comes as good news.
The journal Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics has recently witnessed the publication of a new report concerning this rather peculiar way of dealing with stomach blockages, which reads as follows:
“Coca-Cola administration is a cheap, easy-to-perform and safe procedure that can be accomplished at any endoscopy unit. It resembles gastric acid, which is thought to be important for fiber digestion. In addition the bubbles enhance the dissolving mechanism.”
Despite the fact that this fizzy drink does not always manage to completely eliminate the problem, the fact remains that it improves the patient's condition to a considerable extent and that, from that moment on, doctors need only resort to non-invasive procedures in order to cure him/her completely.
Those concerned about their weight need not worry, as regular Coke, diet Coke and Coke zero all have the same effect on one's body as far as stomach blockages are concerned.