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Aluminum Chlorhydrate Medication
Aluminum Level: This is the amount of free aluminum ion in the blood stream. Aluminum is highly toxic if blood levels are elevated above what is considered normal for the laboratory conducting the test. ...Read more
Can you "reverse" effects from aluminum exposure by not using it anymore? Worried that I have been using foil almost daily to cook for past few years.
Not necessary: Are you referring to the azheimers hypothesis or the metal accumulation issue. Doubt that you have anything to worry about, unless you have notable sx that would require evaluation and testing. ...Read more
No: These have been in common use for many years. ...Read more
High metal content: Well it depends what you are talking about. We are not supposed consume high amounts of aluminum. It is usually found in the water and deodorant. In general metals are harmful to us. This is why its better to drink bottled water than tap. Heavy metals are more dangerous. If you consume too much aluminum, it could deposit in tissues...Not good. Hope this helps. Detox! ...Read more
Great question: I commend you on your awareness and thoughtful avoidance of aluminum exposure. Granted, the most effective deodorant/antiperspirant combinations contain aluminum. In most people, a clean diet with regular exercise will naturally decrease the amount of sweating and reduce offensive body odor. Cornstarch is an option for absorption of excess moisture during the process of changing lifestyle habit ...Read more
Health concerns...: That may well be unfounded...Still persist about the dermatologic use of aluminum containing products. Have a look on the web to source the many commercially available products. ...Read more
I would visit the National Kidney Foundation website and ask them. They can direct you to a local affiliate.
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No: People make stuff up and post it online ("What your doctor isn't telling you") to make money posing as your friends. Stop reading this silly stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more
Urban legend: You have a good heart. There's no such place. People tell this story and others believe it because we'd all like it to be true. ...Read more
No: Dialysis dementia resulted in part from aluminum toxicity but that was introduced in fairly sizable amounts into the bloodstream itself. There's a "pop" claim about aluminum in drinking water "correlating with" Alzheimer's but when I chased down the actual article it showed a NEGATIVE relationship, the facts being misrepresented by the scaremongers. I decided it was noise -- no real relationship. ...Read more
I have eaten a small amount of aluminum accidentally (from food wrapping) . What will happen to me?
No worries: The small amount you consumed shouldn't be a problem. Aluminum is one of the most plentiful elements that we are exposed to. It is toxic so our bodies have mechanisms to clear it. It isn't a good idea to expose yourself to more than necessary and especially don't cook in aluminum pans or use foil on acidic foods. One way to remove aluminum out of the body is to consume silicon rich water. ...Read more
I have made a sweet potato baked on a sheet of aluminum foil at least 4-5 nights a week for the past two years. Will that have a lasting health effect?
Not likely: I trust that you are not eating the skin on the sweet potato. The amount of aluminum getting into the food is not likely to cause a lasting effect even if you ate the skin. Just to be sure you may wish to wrap the potato in paper suitable for baking (parchment paper) and then wrap it in aluminum. ...Read more
No: There is no evidence that aluminum is involved in pathogenesis of alzheimer's disease, heated or cold. ...Read more
Metal burden: Burden beause (in theory) it is not enough to poison. We all have metal burden beause of the way that we have built our civilization. Aluminum is one of the toxic metals. ...Read more
Yes, they include...: I believe tom;s of maine makes an aluminum free toothpaste as well as a brand called xyliwhite. ...Read more
Metal: The metal crowns are more durable than the porcelain crowns. ...Read more
Depends on variables: If she can swallow a gulp of water without difficulty, the material has made it into the stomach. It will likely pass through without difficulty within 4 days. If the kid won't drink, can't swallow her own secretions, or has any retching; have her evaluated.It could hang up in the swallow tube. ...Read more
Made sweet potato on aluminum foil and ate the skin 4-5 nights/week for past 2 years. Will that have a lasting health effect?
No: No. It should not cause any issues. ...Read more
Is arsenic, lead, aluminum, mercury, the things people are so scared about- naturally found in plant foods? In trace amounts?
Real dangers but...: Unlike your personal physician, who is bound to tell the truth and not distort things, anyone can make a "scare" claim and appear to be a learned humanitarian. The internet goes wild if somebody's lipstick contains 7 parts per billion of lead, but i contain maybe 400 parts per billion. Arsenic is an essential element for the human body. Even much of the government stuff is subscientific. ...Read more