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what are the dangers of bentonite

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No specific data: I find no specific data for this absorbent material, rarely used medically as a bulk laxative but best known as kitty litter or to plug leaks in ponds ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moran
32 years experience in Cardiology
May have, yes: Bentonite clay comes as several different types, depending on the predominant electrolyte associated with it, i.e. Sodium, potassium, magnesium or cal ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience in Plastic Surgery
HomeTx/spider/bites: Because they DO NOT work! is the simple response...
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Dr. Peter Glusker
46 years experience in Neurology
Bentonite clay: Bentonite clay binds many drugs in the intestine and therefore prevents the absorption of the drug. There will be less problem if they are several ho ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Harris
36 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Who says it works?: The only way to really know if a treatment works or not is to test it against a standard treatment in such a way that neither the patient nor the doct ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Unknown: My common side effect is constipation. Far as I know, no reports of kidney stones.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Unknown: I have heard of deglycerated licorice for gastric problems, but I have not heard of bentonite. I do know bentonite helps keep water in ponds.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience in General Surgery
Where to begin?: Symptoms of? Gallstones causing symptoms really are best treated by surgical removal of the gallbladder. No matter what you do- over time the symptoms ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Bentonite clay is : a preparation for external use only. Please specify the name of the product you plan to ingest or have your pharmacist review the ingreduents. Alkali ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Polycystic ?: There are polycystic ovaries and polycystic kidneys. Polycystic ovary syndrome is imbalance of a female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cycl ... Read More

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