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Are Bananas Acidic Or Alkaline
"my 60 year old male friend wakes with extreme cramps in his right thigh and leg its so bad that he cries and screams I buy him bananas avocados cherry juice and he drinks lots of alkaline water what can this be?
Many things!: From restless leg (requires meds), through calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron deficieny, all; can cause these symptoms. Hydration via water is important, as are meds that may deplete the mentioned minerals. Adding magnesium (oxide) 400mg/day may help. Remeber, iron deifiency can be present without anemia. ...Read more
Depends!: It depends on the drug. They are all different. Which drug do you mean? Ask again and be specific. ...Read more
Stays in gut: It does not change ph of the body because it stays in the gut, similar to other food. ...Read more
Minutes to hours: But your kidney is smart enough to do it for you. Very smart. It will tend to normal ph to where it should be, regardless. ...Read more
Should one only eat alkaline foods or a mix of acidic and alkaline both? Advisable ratio pls thanks
No Data: There is no evidence that persons who do not already have very serious problems with acid/base balance need any particular ratio of acidic to alkaline foods. ...Read more
What's the best way for me to change from acidic to alkaline environment in my body to destroy cancer cells?
This is a fraud: There is an enormous amount of "independent thought" that preys on the desperation and confusion of people who have or fear cancer. These folks misinterpret or make up real scientific studies to mislead others. The "acid / alkaline" business isn't one of the big-money frauds, but has nothing to do with reality. Ask a competent junior college biology teacher. ...Read more
Our scalp is acidic 4.5 to 5...so at which pH level dandruff occurs? Internet says dandruff is alkaline scalp? Is it true?
For a person who has uti, what is advisable, acidic or alkalinic? I've read that if its acidic then it can help minimize the bacteria, what's yours?
Drink water: In general the kidneys will create an acidic environment regardless of what you drink. Some kinds of infections however classically turn urine more basic/alkaline. Hydrating with water can help as being dehydrated will often aggravate kidney conditions. If having prolonged UTI symptoms or you get sicker, you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Normally, vaginal pH is acidic largely contributed by normal vaginal flora of acidophilus lactobacillus to keep females from BV. For reproduction, sperms are escorted inside the semen as their most friendly environment for survival, and soon after insemination, the substances and enzymes inside semen converts the vaginal acidic environment to an alkaline environ as a more suitable medium for sperm ...Read more
I believe I have cytolytic vaginosis... If my vagina is too acidic does this mean the rest of my body is acidic, too? Or can it be alkaline?
Not your body pH: The ph of the vagina is determined by the ecology of its microflora and has nothing at all to do with the ph of the rest of your body, which you can rest assured is well-maintained around very close to 7.40. Any "pop" internet site telling you otherwise is medical fantasy. Hope you're able to find effective treatment. ...Read more
My stomach is feeling weird. Mostly like if I ate something acidic. But the last thing I ate was a banana and milk. My anxiety & panic is bugging me?
Anxiety and acid: That sense of an acid stomach doesn't always come from eating something acidy like spicy foods. Any type of food can trigger acid production in the stomach. And you are on the right track linking it to anxiety. Go ahead and try an antacid like Rolaids, magnesium hydroxide or generic Pepcid (famotidine). Stress management too: relaxed breathing, meditation/imagery, and exercise/walking. ...Read more
Are there any treatments for non acidic reflux / alkaline reflux / bile reflux? Not responding to ppi's or h2's. I am willing to try herbs or meds.
Hard to treat: You can try amphojel or alternagel because they bind bile, but if they don't work, try cholestryamine (will need an rx) because it binds bile acids. No matter what you use, it is hard to treat. ...Read more
Some say to wash vagina with apple cider vinegar to restore natural pH and some say to wash it with baking soda. But one is acidic and other alkaline.
Should urine be more acidic or alkaline to prevent/aid healing a urinary tract infection? I've heard very mixed answers. Does vit. C raise or lower ph
Acid: 80% of uncomplicated UTIs are due to E.coli.Urine has nitrates (from diet &produced naturally in body).Bacteria with nitrate reductase activity (eg:E.coli)convert nitrates to nitrites. At acid ph (low, eg:5-5)nitrites are converted to nitric oxides which are toxic to bacteria. So Vit. C (ascorbic acid)lowers ph. Dose is 75mg daily for female, 90mg. For male. No space to discuss other type of UTIs. ...Read more
Is pineapple juice safe with Barrett's. Although it is acidic it is supposed to become alkaline in the stomach. It helps me with regular Bowel movement?
You're fine: If it doesn't make you uncomfortable. I suspect you're reading too much folklore about "acid" and "alkaline" foods. There's very little science here. Pineapple actually contains a few proteases that may enhance digestion; if you find it helpful, I'm glad. Often just a few extra glasses of water daily can keep things regular as well. Best wishes. ...Read more
Alkaline phosphatase: Alkaline phosphatase is an enzyme that usually comes from the liver and/or bones. Certain liver and bone diseases may result in alkaline phosphatase elevation. Treating the disease may help alkaline phosphatase fall. In some people there may be a small asymptomatic increase of ap, which doesn't need to be treated. ...Read more
Lots of reasons: There are many reasons that a laboratory value can change. In the case of alk phos they could have recently changed the assay being used (whihc did happen at some major labs last fall with this test). Change in diet, things affected the liver gallbladder or the bones can also alter the alk phos level. ...Read more
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