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Doctor insights on: Are Bananas Acidic Or Alkaline

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"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?

"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

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How to change urine from acidic to alkaline?

How to change urine from acidic to alkaline?

Difficult: Kidney with buffer systems in blood shunt hydrogen to kidneys. There are infections. Simply metabolically not desirable. ...Read more

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Is there anything to this "alkaline" and "acidic" thing? I think I hear it referred to as "ph." what do I need to know, if anything, about this?

Scale: Ph is a scale used to describe how acid or alkaline substances are. Knowing about acid foods is most important for people with acid reflux as it can be worsened by the acid content in the diet. A balanced diet is the best recipe against too much of anything. ...Read more

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Does drug absorb better in acidic or alkaline environment?

Depends!: It depends on the drug. They are all different. Which drug do you mean? Ask again and be specific. ...Read more

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How long does it take to change your body pH from acidic to alkaline by changing your diet.

How long does it take to change your body pH from acidic to alkaline by changing your diet.

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

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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

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What's the best way for me to change from acidic to alkaline environment in my body to destroy cancer cells?

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

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Our scalp is acidic 4.5 to 5...so at which pH level dandruff occurs? Internet says dandruff is alkaline scalp? Is it true?

Our scalp is acidic 4.5 to 5...so at which pH level dandruff occurs? Internet says dandruff is alkaline scalp? Is it true?

Dandruff: An alkaline ph usually 0ver 6 is thought to contribute to dandruff. Acidic ph around 5 or less is thought to prevent infection and dnadruff ...Read more

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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?

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?

UTI and Acidity: Having an acidic urine will retard the growth of bacteria. You can acidify your urine by taking vit. C. It is better to stop any practices that may promote your getting a UTI rather than acidifying your urine. ...Read more

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When having a UTI possible cystitis should you drink acidic or alkaline liquids?

When having a UTI possible cystitis should you drink acidic or alkaline liquids?

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

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Does vaginal pH changes from acidic to alkaline during foreplay to be less hostile to sperm?

Does vaginal pH changes from acidic to alkaline during foreplay to be less hostile to sperm?

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

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Is aloe vera juice acidic or alkaline?

Is aloe vera juice acidic or alkaline?

Mostly slightly acid: Slightly acidic. Depend on concentration and different Co producing it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Wouldn't: I've never recommended any washing of the vagina internally. My professors a long time ago crudely mentioned its a self cleaning oven and needs no internal maintenance. Just feel free to clean the outer regions. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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How good is banana for you?

Quite good: Not a lot of calories and a good source of potassium. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of banana?

What is the benefit of banana?

Fiber, potassium: Bananas have fiber and are a good source of potassium. Potassium in the diet can help to lower blood pressure. ...Read more

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Could bananas worsen your vision?

Could bananas worsen your vision?

Neutral: Bananas are a good source of fiber, calories and potassium. These are good for the body but make no difference to the eye. If your vision is worsening, despite banana ingestion, then you need to see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How to reduce alkaline phosphosate?

How to reduce alkaline phosphosate?

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

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Are there any benefits of a banana at bedtime?

Are there any benefits of a banana at bedtime?

Small snack before: Bed is fine. Avoid excessive food intake prior to sleep. Bananas are a good source of potassium, b vitamins, vitamin c and magnesium. They also contain tryptophan which is converted to serotonin. Bananas don’t contain any fat or cholesterol. ...Read more

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Why would Alkaline Phos=71 in July & 187 in Feb?

Why would Alkaline Phos=71 in July & 187 in Feb?

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