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Doctor insights on: Colloidal Silica

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I have PKD and have been advised not to take supplements. My hair is thin and damaged. Is colloidal silica safe/helpful?

I have PKD and have been advised not to take supplements. My hair is thin and damaged. Is colloidal silica safe/helpful?

No: I think there would be little benefit from this and if your nephrologist is concerned about supplements this would be good advice to follow. The colloidal silica would probably not help much and could add significant expense to your life! ...Read more

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Will Orphenadrine Citrate contain magnesium stearate and silica-colloidal anhydrous?

Will Orphenadrine Citrate contain magnesium stearate and silica-colloidal anhydrous?

What's your ??: The chemicals you mentioned are generally inactive ingredients to help a active ingredient dissolve and be absorbed in the GI tract. They basically keep the muscle relaxant pill from remaining a solid plug that doesn't get absorbed. ...Read more

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So I was told that a one time exposure to silica does not cause silicosis as opposed to repeated exposure. Why is that? Domacrophages tolerate smaller

So I was told that a one time exposure to silica does not cause silicosis as opposed to repeated exposure. Why is that? Domacrophages tolerate smaller

Silicosis develops: from chronic and repeated exposure, usually needing years. Biologically, the lungs are saturated with silica dust and the macrophages are overwhelmed in their role to clear the silica. Thus, toxicity and damage result. Respirators are required by OSHA. ...Read more

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Which type is silica x for homeopathy?

Which type is silica x for homeopathy?

Silica: Silica is a mineral remedy from the 3rd row of the periodic table. It's sometimes needed in patients who have very low self-confidence, and who long to be seen in a special way by others. They may be very obstinate, yet extremely anxious about details. Silica can also help in certain kinds of pharyngitis, sinusitis, and abscesses. The "x" means a potency on the decimal scale, such as 12x. ...Read more

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Will I get silicosis if I was exposed to silica dust?

Will I get silicosis if I was exposed to silica dust?

Many variables: Silica exposure is similar to asbestos. There is a lot we don't know about what makes certain individuals more susceptible to lung damage or exactly how much exposure will lead to health problems. Most people do not have long-term problems, but with the serious issues that a few have, exposure standards have been set. Go here to find out more - https://www.osha.gov/silica/ ...Read more

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What would happen if someone was exposed to silica dust one time for a couple of minutes. Does it take just one silica particle to cause silicosis?

What would happen if someone was exposed to silica dust one time for a couple of minutes. Does it take just one silica particle to cause silicosis?

Dont worry: Nothing happens with small amount of silicon and with one time exposure. People who work for year with silica then develop this condition called silicosis. It is actually scarring of the lung and it has to be for a prolonged period of time(years) and to extensive areas in lung. Exposure this small will not even be noticeable. ...Read more

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If silica is sand then why is it in my multivitamin?

If silica is sand then why is it in my multivitamin?

Silica is essential: YMehra, that's a great question! It's amazing the things that your body needs to grow and repair itself. Silica for instance is basically sand and one of the most common substances on the planet and your body couldn't make healthy bones without it. It also helps form healthy joints, blood vessels and other connective tissues. Don't go eating sand but great question! ...Read more

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I am lacking silica, what do I have to do to prove it?

I  am lacking silica, what do I have to do to prove it?

Not clear: Silica is a actual compound that is noted as silica dioxide. This is found in nature as quartz. I am not aware of any such bodily deficient. You may be referred to something else. It is used in thing from microchips to food industry. ...Read more

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Girlfriend needs help with her Bartholin's cysts that is reacquiring. She has had one marsupialization almost a year ago. Will silica 30 help?

Girlfriend needs help with her Bartholin's cysts that is reacquiring. She has had one marsupialization almost a year ago. Will silica 30 help?

It should not help: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really there anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredient (such as some additional chemical) was added. ...Read more