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What is a banana bag?

What is a banana bag?

See below: Saline solution containing sugar, multivitamins, folate, (folic acid) and thiamine. This is often used in alcoholics to make sure they are rehydrated with nutrients they often lack from a poor diet. It also protects the brain from several serious effects of alcoholism. ...Read more

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Banana Bag (Definition)

Banana bag is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Banana bag allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Banana bag allergy?

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

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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?

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?

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! ...Read more

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What helps lower sodium levels in your body besides medication? I have heard bananas will anything else?

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

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Do they get these banana bags?

?: There is more to your question right?
You are not in need of a banana bag are you? ...Read more

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Where do they get these banana bags from?

Where do they get these banana bags from?

Made in pharmacy: They're usually made in the hospital pharmacy. It's just saline with multivitamins, thiamine, and folate (folic acid) added in. The additives turn the water yellow - banana bag. ...Read more

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Could banana republic drug test?

Could banana republic drug test?

The clothing chain: This isn't a medical question. But each company has different policies about drug testing. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Mom is taking telmisartan for high bp. Can she eat banana, avo, salmon, spinach, etc. Cause the drug causes Hyperkalemia and hyponatremia, right?

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

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Can lifestyle means like taking garlic and bananas or potassium rich food control high blood pressure instead of drugs or medications.pls explain?

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

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Does banana increase weight?

Does banana increase weight?

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

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Can one take 2 bananas a day?

Can one take 2 bananas a day?

That is usually fine: Bananas are a good source of potassium, b vitamins, vitamin c and magnesium. Bananas don’t contain any fat or cholesterol.. 1 medium sized banana has 27 gm of carbohydrates & only 1.29 gm of protein. So, you need to be judicious if you are a diabetic. Enjoy. ...Read more

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How many bananas can I eat a day?

In moderation: As many as you like as long as you don't get constipated or a belly ache. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to eat a full banana?

?: I'm not sure why that's bad. I never heard of that. Why do you think it's bad? ...Read more

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Is eating a banana at night not good?

Is eating a banana at night not good?

Constipation maybe: If you have constipation then chronic ingestion of bananas may make this worse, however I am not aware of any studies that show that there are health issues with eating bananas at night in general. ...Read more

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What should you do if you get bitten by a banana spider?

What should you do if you get bitten by a banana spider?

Banana Spider.: Seek medical attention asap for banana spider bites. Although most bites do not lead to envenomation it can be quite serious. A bite could require antivenom, tetanus shot and wound care. Some banana spider bites have led to death. ...Read more

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What should you do if a child gets bit by a banana spider?

What should you do if a child gets bit by a banana spider?

Emergency medical tx: Seek medical attention asap for banana spider bites. Although most bites do not lead to envenomation it can be quite serious. A bite could require antivenom, tetanus shot and wound care. Some banana spider bites have led to death. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the top number of bananas a person should eat a day?

No such thing: There is no minimum or maximum number but overdoing anything including eating too many bananas can be harmful. ...Read more

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Can I eat banana if iam diabetic?

Can I eat banana if iam diabetic?

Sure: Although it's considered a rather starchy fruit, it shouldn't bump your sugar too much. Just like anything, eat them in moderation. ...Read more

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How young can infants start eating banana?

How young can infants start eating banana?

Baby food: Mushing up a banana is a common practice when mothers and fathers begin to feed their toddlers food other than just breast milk or formula. So six to nine months of age is probably normal. ...Read more

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Is the combination of milk nd banana is good?

Sure: As long as you are not lactose intolerant this sounds delicious. ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with eating a banana?

What health benefits are associated with eating a banana?

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

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Is there any connection between bananas and lou gehrigs disease?

Is there any connection between bananas and lou gehrigs disease?

No: The cause of lou gehrig's disease is multifactorial and still elusive. Bananas, if anything, may be helpful. ...Read more

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Does bananas makes you get thin or does it not really have an effect?

Does bananas makes you get thin or does it not really have an effect?

Bananas : Bananas as a good source of potassium and b6 and c vitamins, but they are also high in carbohydrates with relatively low dietary fiber. Bananas themselves do not make you thin but can be part of a healthy diet plan. ...Read more