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I have had a huge craving for pepperocini's for a few month

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I have had a huge craving for pepperocini's for a few month now. Is this something my body is lacking? Is there any potential problems with stomach/ulcers/etc from the spiciness of them? Thank you!
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
No contrary to popular belief cravings are often just cravings.
These are salty and spice, and both are common cravings.

It does not hurt your stomach at all.
In fact, in a number of studies those who typically ate the spiciest food had the least problem with stomach ulcers.

It could aggravate reflux in some cases if you have acid reflux.

good luck

Let me know if you have further questions, details or need clarification, just use reply.......

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

due to heart problems, I am on a fairly large dose of diuretics...but have been for many years...would this be a contributing factor?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Not a known contributing factor.
good luck
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