Therapist Kharlov: water with lemon on an empty stomach can harm the stomach

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Therapist Nikita Kharlov: drinking water with lemon in the morning on an empty stomach is beneficial for everyone.

Therapist Kharlov said in an interview that the recommendation to drink After waking up on an empty stomach, water with added lemon should be treated with caution. Drinking water with lemon on an empty stomach can harm the stomach, the doctor warned.

“People with erosions or ulcers will immediately feel discomfort. After citric acid gets on the wounded walls of the stomach, irritation will begin,” Kharlov shared with Vechernaya Moskva.
Also, according to the specialist, you should not drink water containing lemon if you have inflammatory conditions of the esophagus of the stomach.
In addition, he noted Please note that such water can harm tooth enamel due to increased acidity. If you drink water with lemon, then only through a straw and not on an empty stomach – during meals or after meals.

As for the need to drink water in the morning, the therapist said the following

“It’s better to drink in the morning Only drink water if you are really thirsty. If it is not there, you don’t need to do this through force.”
Kharlov noted that if you abuse water, the risk of poor health, accelerated aging and illness increases.

Earlier, the portal wrote that refusal some products help prolong youth.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Nikita Kharlov Nikita Kharlov Healthy lifestyle physician, gastroenterologist