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Bicarbonate Of Soda For Upset Stomach
No!: Simplistically viewed, milk contains fat that delays the stomach emptying food and acid, calcium that stimulates release of gastrin (a hormone that revs up acid production), and the bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) stresses your kidneys. If an ulcer has been diagnosed, please take the acid blocker prescription your physician likely recommended. ...Read more
NO: No, but it'll make you burp ! ...Read more
No: No, but not much good, either. Use a dentifrice with the american dental assn seal on the package. That way you'll know that the claims on the package have been proven to be accurate, and the toothpaste does what it says. ...Read more
No and yes: The use of bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate) to brush your teeth or to rinse your mouth are in fact good for your teeth enamel. Buffering acids that accumulate against the teeth reduces demineralization of enamel. On the other hand, the acids in lemon are weak acids that in prolonged use, as in sucking lemons frequently leads to demineralization of enamel. This is also seen in swirling coke and pepsi. ...Read more
Bicarb wrong choice: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloating & many are not due to the GI tract. Bowel "problems" often accompany GI disorders--whether functional or "organic." If pain with meals consider peptic (acid), biliary, pancreatic disease, maldigestion/ malabsorption, sibo. If bleeding or tenderness is present, this suggests inflammation, ischemia, or infection & certainly warrants evaluation. ...Read more
Heartburn after having stomach flu, no vomiting only diarrhea, fever and aches. Tums (calcium carbonate) and organic vinager don't help. What would help the heartburn?
Try an H2 blocker: Some people develop heartburn after a stomach flu even without vomiting, because the stomach flu may have caused gastroesophageal reflux, and irritation to the esophagus. I suggest try famotidine 20mg twice a day or ranitidine 150mg twice a day, both are over the counter. In addition, avoid alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes, large meals, and fatty meals. Also, Gaviscon tabs are a wonderful antacid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It shouldn't: If taken as directed, there should be no problem. ...Read more
Can I use calcium bicarbonate powder for my GERD, acid reflux, gas spasm/ bloating n full stomach feeling?
Stomach ache after eating anything, largge or small. Thirsty. What is wrong? Drinking water and tea and taking Tums (calcium carbonate)
Can antacid medication like Tums (calcium carbonate) damage your stomach if your stomach is not having any high level of acidity in the stomach?
Yes: It neutralizes excess acid in your stomach. If you need it frequently, however, see your doctor. ...Read more
Can children use an anti acid like Tums (calcium carbonate) for frequent eructation with stomach contents coming in mouth?
Is it safe to use soda bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and baking soda in making my cakes during pregnancy? Everything these days contains soda bicarb and baking soda?
If bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda is a good remedy to an acidic gut, why is drinking soda pop bad for us?
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