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Banana Bag Medication
Banana Bag allergy: A banana bag (rally pack) contains intravenous fluids (usually yellow in color) & used to correct magnesium or thiamine deficiency. It usually contains multiple vitamins thiamine, folic acid, and magnesium sulfate in normal saline. I suppose an allergy would mean that one has an allergic reaction to one of the components in the intravenous solution. ...Read more
I have finals in a week and I am feeling very sick with a sinus infection. I do not want antibiotics, would i be able to request a banana bag?
What helps lower sodium levels in your body besides medication? I have heard bananas will anything else?
No foods: Will lower sodium levels in your body as it is an essential component without which you'd die quickly. If your sodium is too high you may be slightly dehydrated, took too much diuretic, or you have a medical problem that needs your doctor's attention. If you have a real problem, which is unlikely, you can't fix it by yourself. ...Read more
Is eating a banana the same thing as banana flavoring or banana concentrate? My medication says it reacts with banana flavoring and concentrate.
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I was administered 5-6 banana bags this past Sunday and monday. Now my legs are twice their normal size and my ankles and feet are swollen. Is this n?
Excessive fluid: infusion can certainly lead to excessive fluid retention. Gravity pulls the fluid down to our legs and feet. As the fluid is reabsorbed, the swelling should resolve but it may take a few days. There are cardiac conditions, metabolic conditions and vascular conditions that can all make this worse. Ask your health care provider about your concerns since she/he knows your health history. ...Read more
Mom is taking telmisartan for high bp. Can she eat banana, avo, salmon, spinach, etc. Cause the drug causes Hyperkalemia and hyponatremia, right?
Potassium: I haven't found that that class of antihypertensive medications(ARB's), cause hyponatremia and have not caused hyperkalemia unless the patient had kidney disease or was taking potassium supplements or taking other potassium retaining medications like aldactone (spironolactone) or ACE inhibitors. I don't think food intake in normal amounts should promote hyperkalemia but periodic blood work should be ordered anyway ...Read more
Can lifestyle means like taking garlic and bananas or potassium rich food control high blood pressure instead of drugs or medications.pls explain?
Augment: Some lifestyle measures such as weight loss, sodium restriction and exercise can augment the beneficial effects of traditional medical therapy. However, If that was all that it took there would not be hundreds of different pharmacological therapies, instead I would just prescribe life style management. Hypertension is not something you want to under treat! See your health care provider. ...Read more
Bananas: You get about 100 calories from a banana. If you want to gain a pound, you'll have to eat about 36 of them. So yes, if you eat more of them than what you're burning in exercise or other activity, then you will gain weight. ...Read more
No such thing: There is no minimum or maximum number but overdoing anything including eating too many bananas can be harmful. ...Read more
Banana bennies: Bananas are a good source of potassium, b vitamins, vitamin c and magnesium. Bananas don’t contain any fat or cholesterol. A remedy for a mosquito bite – rub the bite with the inner part of banana skin to v swelling/ irritation. Bananas contain tryptophan which becomes converted to serotonin. So eating a banana might lift your mood. Eating a banana might also help v heartburn. ...Read more
No: The cause of lou gehrig's disease is multifactorial and still elusive. Bananas, if anything, may be helpful. ...Read more