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Bentonite Sodium Medication
I take red clay supplements for my gastritis. Ingredients:sodium 71mg and bentonite 2175 Mg's for 3 pills and I-3 pills a day with water. Good or not?
Unknown: I have heard of deglycerated licorice for gastric problems, but I have not heard of bentonite. I do know bentonite helps keep water in ponds. ...Read more
May have, yes: Bentonite clay comes as several different types, depending on the predominant electrolyte associated with it, i.e. Sodium, potassium, magnesium or calcium. It may also remove helpful medications from the blood stream, like those used to treat high bp, rendering them less effective. It should only be taken with your doctor's knowledge and supervision. ...Read more
HomeTx/spider/bites: Because they DO NOT work! is the simple response... ...Read more
Is it safe to take bentonite clay while on Zoloft (sertraline) if I take them several hours apart?
Bentonite clay: Bentonite clay binds many drugs in the intestine and therefore prevents the absorption of the drug. There will be less problem if they are several hours apart, but there is variability of intestinal movement, so the results are somewhat unpredictable....I.E. How much zoloft (sertraline) would actually be absorbed and how much bound by the clay. ...Read more
Supposing that charcoal or bentonite clay work for brown recluse bites, why aren't they used in the hospitals?
Who says it works?: The only way to really know if a treatment works or not is to test it against a standard treatment in such a way that neither the patient nor the doctor knows which treatment is being used. For treatments to work on brown recluse bites, they have to be started before the bitten tissue dies. Most people don't even know they have been bitten until then and so come to the hospital late. ...Read more
I have gallstones, and diverticulosis. Can I use liquid bentonite clay as a detox. Will it help or make my symptoms worse?
Where to begin?: Symptoms of? Gallstones causing symptoms really are best treated by surgical removal of the gallbladder. No matter what you do- over time the symptoms will worsen. Symptoms from diverticuli usually means inflammation and once these show up more than once, you are eventually going to need surgical care. The detox process probably won't disrupt body balance enough to change either symptom set. ...Read more
My ENT wants me to take a morning dose of bentonite clay. Should I should take my IR Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) before or after clay/what would interfere the least?
How much salt HBP?: The recommended maximum is <1,500 mg sodium and >4,700 mg Potassium. Get the DASH diet book for guidance. ISBN 9780743410076 available as ebook for your computer. You can also get the app myfitnesspal and use it to track the sodium in what you eat. Suspect it will be a surprise to see how much you are getting.. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypoactive thyroid: Is another possible reason if all the medications have been excluded. Have your doctor check TSH level. ...Read more
I m suffering from avascular necrosis of hips .... I m on medication taking vitamins calcium n sodium tablets ... Plz suggest?
Osteonecrosis (AVN): Nonoperative management for avn of the femoral head (hips) is generally ineffective. If 15% or less of the femoral head is involved & no symptoms are present, there is a chance it will resolve without surgical intervention. Treatment with bisphosphonates has been tried with variable results. Joint preserving surgical procedures may be the best available option. ...Read more
Clarify: Please clarify what the question is. Thank you. ...Read more
What is the effect of having alcohol(sometimes intense) with phenytoin sodium medication course going on(300mg/day)? Please answer precisely
Off label opinion: Would propose that consumption of one or two drinks in 24 hrs would be unlikely to cause severe problems, but Phenytoin is a rather troublesome drug, as has zero order kinetics, and alcohol and Phenytoin can interact, which would create a problem with drug level fluctuation. Would discuss in further detail with your neurologist. ...Read more
Mum had Hyponatremia sodium 108 went to ED. it was BP medication since she came out she is confused it is now 131 how long should she be confused?
Confused: Two things: 1: Please call your mother's doctor! 2: Consider a consult with a Psychologist. Please keep me posted. PS: I have two brothers with family in London and I hope to see them in December! Can't wait. ...Read more
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Is the intravenous infusion that is given to a patient is the same as sodium bicarbonate or has some sodium bicarbonate added to some medication.thx?
Uncommon: Bicarbonate in intravenous infusion is uncommon and may be used infrequently to correct acid-base balance in metabolic disorders. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; i required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more
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