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is licorice alkaline

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Physiologically, Yes: By inhibition of the enzyme 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (type 2) and subsequent increase in activity of cortisol on the kidney. 11β-hydroxysteroi ... Read More
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Would not use them. Some licorice can mimic mineralocorticoids and cause a different complex problem. Take care

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
For what?: Red "licorice"is not real licorice at all, mostly high fructose corn syrup, red dye and artificial flavors. It has no health benefits and is ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It doesn't : Most studies show this is not very effective.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
LIcorice: It may work by activating estrogen receptors. There are some studies that suggest it can help with reduction of hot flashes.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
It's not my field: I am not an expert in alternative medicine.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Iron deficiency: Is most common, some say that you could be pregnant! real black licorice (the real kind, not not any other type of licorice, or artificial) is very ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Causes hypertension: I do not know what dgl means but licorine contains a substance that can raise blood pressure if one consumes licorice in larger amounts.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
None: You do not need to increase cortisol levels if your adrenals are functioning normally. You only need to allow them to respond to physiologic influence ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Similar effects: A study showed that several isoflavans present in licorice affect the serotonergic system and inhibits serotonin re-uptake. That is also the mechanism ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felizardo Belga
62 years experience General Practice
Different conditions: Don't correlated what you felt yesterday and today. I suppose they have no bearing with each others. Thanks. Take care. Drbelga.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Licorice Interaction: Licorice can interfere with: ace-inhibitors, aspirin, digoxin, corticosteroids, insulin, laxatives, oral contraceptives, and others.

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