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allergic reaction to stevia

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Dr. Jenni Ramsey
15 years experience Pharmacology
Side affects of stev: Bloating, nausea, dizziness, muscle pain, and numbness.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Safety: Stevia may increase the effect of lowering blood sugar, and may also lower blood pressure. There was conflicting evidence suggesting it promotes cance ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not so with Stevia: No. A study I found (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0195666310000826) showed that with Stevia, there was no craving. Also, there wa ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
No problem: The artificial sweeteners are all pretty much interchangable from a medical standpoint. Pick which ever one tastes best to you. Some cannot be used in ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Stevia: This a natural sweetener made from plant extracts. It tends to be quite sweet. It is used to replace sugar. Best is to sprinkle some do taste test to ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Ha!: Blabber or bladder???
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No, but . . .: Stevia liquid 25% sounds like it is part stevia and part other things. Stevia is a sweetener made from the sweet species stevia rebaudiana. It is much ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Maybe.: Both products are advertised as coming from natural sources, so it would seem that they should be safe. They just haven't been used long enough yet to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: It won't affect blood tests, but anything else you eat or drink may affect tests that have to be drawn fasting.
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ellis
41 years experience Family Medicine
Houseplant stevia: Reference is Canadian Family Physician 2014-use of non-nutritional sugar substitutes is not harmful in pregnancy in the form of birth defects or harm ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
32 years experience Bariatrics
Yes: Yes.

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