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Craving Acidic Foods
Citric fruit: Consider citric fruit such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits if you want to increase acidic foods into your diet. Apples, blueberries, cherries, grapes, grapefruit, nectarines, peaches, pears, pineapple, plums, raspberries are also in the acidic range as are bananas and melons. ...Read more
Meaningless result..: ...Without understanding the context in which your acidity was checked, your presenting problems that prompted the need for medical advice, your risk factors, your underlying health history. The testing you describe is of questionable value when spot checked so don't let someone now try to sell you a lot of expensive supplements/treatments to "correct" a pH problem you possibly have. ...Read more
Watch your body: Most of what you read about "acid" and "alkaline" foods online is "misleading" at best. The link between diet and the exacerbations and remissions of autoimmune disease is poorly understood. Anecdotally, there are cases of RA that stop when a particular problem food is identified & eliminated. Ask your physician if a trial of an elimination diet is right for you. ...Read more
Does anyone know a food that will reduce the impact on the digestive system of acidic foods like sauce?
Avoidance/veggies: If you are sensitive as I am avoidance is best. The balance is the important thing. Vegetables are alkaline and will help to balance out the acidity of carbs and sugars. Alkaline water is also very effective in neutralizing and soothing acidic foods and problems. ...Read more
When your trying to heal your esophagus you shouldn't eat more acids? What if your taking meds and your still hurting is it becuz of the acidic food.
Correct: Eating or drinking acid things will make the esophageal irritation worse. It may take time for the meds to work. If you are very pregnant, you probably have reflux and should stay upright as much of the time as you can (even to sleep) and take an antacid whenever you hurt as well as at bedtime or if you wake up in the night. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed and admitted to hospital with gastroduodenitis. I need a list of non acidic foods. Thank you?
Google it: Look up foods to be avoided in GERD and you will likely get what you want to know. Briefly: coffee/tea (even decaf), tomato, vinegar (pickled), citrus, alcohol will be tops on the list. More importantly, avoid NSAIDs whenever possible and make sure you don't have a H pylori infection in the stomach. ...Read more
I'm not eating acidic food still feel pain in upper right side I have taken hpylori triple therapy one back stiill haviwburping is any dangerous?
Sounds likeheartburn: Hope your prescribing docs have discussed other lifestyle modifications with you besides not eating acidic foods? alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, late meals etc can all contribute. Are you really on two different PPIs and an h2-blocker? You should discuss this in more detail with a good PCP or GI physician. ...Read more
Food: Not in general. No. If they were billions of people would be hurt on a daily basis. ...Read more
Aphthous ulcers (whitish, shallow ulders with red rims) are quite common during early/late adulthood. They can be quite painful. The exact cause is not known, but it is believed that an autoimmune process and/or viral infections are causing such. Treatment is usually controlling the symptoms, as they will resolve.
Also, possible herpes stomatitis, thus consult doc if u r concerned. Good luck. ...Read more
Like to conceive for a baby girl. What list of acidic foods do I need to take, from when to start (like a month before or from month I try to conceive)?
When I eat, what could be the cause of my stomach feeling like it is on fire? It happens with all food, not just acidic foods.
That is usually gastritis (inflammation of the stomach)
you should try to take medication like omeprazole 20 mg twice a day for one month with mild food during this period if you don't fell better then you need more investigation it can be sever inflammation or even infection with H pylori and you need treatment
watch for dark stool to make sure there is no bleeding
hope you feels better ...Read more
I get burps quite often these days and few of them end up with acidic food approaching my mouth. Is it something I should worry about?
See MD if chronic: What you describe is consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) which is common but treatable, and need evaluation to optimize. Start with omeprazole or similar, and if chronic should see Gastroenterologist to discuss options. Happy to consult. My recent publication (on PubMed) also highlights endoscopic (non surgical) options given mounting concerns of long-term PPI use. ...Read more
I found out adding just a pinch of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda alkalizes 250ml of water. Would this be a safe thing to do if occasionally I ate too much acidic food?
Limit duration: Although a healthy body and salivary response should buffer a regular intake of acidic foods, additional precaution may be taken by limiting the time duration of exposure of your teeth to the acid. Also limit any mechanical abrasion like tooth brushing immediately after acidic intake. Better to wait 30min then brush. A balanced approach is important. ...Read more
Swollen lips! It seems when I eat acidic foods my lips swell! This is the worst and they are crazy painful! What can I do to help pain/swelling?
Allergic?: You may be allergic to citrus fruits. Take some benedryl and either avoid those foods and liquids in the future or see an allergist to find out what foods you may be allergic to. ...Read more
Acid reflux-like symptoms, usually after acidic food. Won't go away until I end up vomiting. Been going on since 2007. OTC meds slightly therapeutic. Any advisement?
GERD: YOU need to modify your diet like not eating fatty or spicy foods. Don't eat large meals, don't eat late at night. Don't lay down for 2 hours after eating. If you smoke, quit! You may need prescription strength medicine long term and have an Upper endoscopy to rule out H.Pylori infections and other conditions like Barretts esophagus. Follow up with your PCP for a referral to a gastroenterologist ...Read more
I have about 7 days left for my ranitidine prescription - prescribed for gastritis. When can I safely reintroduce coffee and other acidic foods and how should I go about doing this, please?
Very slowly: Once you have completed your prescription you could try to gradually reintroduce some acidic foods. If you get recurrent pain you may need to stay off them. You can do some things to protect yourself like adding creamer to coffee to cut the acidity and eating other foods along with it when you eat citrus fruits. ...Read more
Wil heal: What were you eating that cut your mouth? Are you sure there are cuts and not something else? Allergy, virus, other causes? If it is from food then you need to avoid this in the future. Cuts in the mouth heal in a few days. Warm salt water rinses will, help you feel better. If it does. Ot heal in a week see a dentist. ...Read more
I am having canker sores continually, I have cut almost all acidic foods from diet. I have changed tooth paste. This has been going on for over a year?
Frequent Canker sore: Canker sores may also occur because of certain conditions and diseases. See your physician for a medical evaluation, especially in regards to the prevalence of canker sores. I assume you have seen a dentist for a definitive diagnosis and it's not just your diagnosis. ...Read more
I have serious acid reflux. I have tried every ppi and over-the-counter med. I am on Carafate (sucralfate) currently. I avoid all the bad acidic foods. No relief?
Apple cider vinegar: Try some apple cider vinegar. Its anecdotal but I have seen it on curecrowd. Com and had patient's tell me it works. *. ...Read more
It may: But not always. Some patients have no problems with eating while others have exacerbation of symptoms. ...Read more
Have burning anus flatulence all the time. Like acid burn. Stay away from acidic foods, but still have foul smelling, burning anus flatulence. Help?
Diet: Well, nobody's flatus smells like rose petals, but if yours is particularly foul-smelling, that may be due to onions or garlic in diet. Milk can cause excessive flatus in people with lactase deficiency. If all else fails, you can buy underpants with activated charcoal liner to absorb the malodor. ...Read more
Is it safe to cook acidic foods ie; tomato sauce, lemon juice/oranges in stainless steel pan;if it will interact, pls can you suggest safe alternative?
Yes: You could bake them in Pyrex glass type cookware ...Read more
When I breath it feels like my stomach ripping. If I have acidic food of alcohol this is when it happens also if I eat before bed. Am on zoloft (sertraline)?
Stop acidic foods: You may have reflux and that gives the sensation of ripping. Or gastritis (generalized stomach inflammation)> stop acid foods. Eat more alkaline foods (greens- avocado, cucumber, and celerry are acidic. You can do a web search for alkaline foods. You can also try enzymes with meals ad consult a chinese medicine practitioner as tcm (traditional chinese medicine) can help balance the body! ...Read more
How long should I wait after eating acidic foods to brush my teeth? I am going to the state science fair soon, and many of my judges from the school and district levels have asked me how long they should wait to brush their teeth after eating acidic food
Hello; I'm having a little difficulty trying to interpret your question. Why would you want to wait a certain amount of time to brush your teeth after eating acidic foods?
I must assume that your project addresses the effect tha acid has on the demineralization of the enamel matrix. The acids can be from citrus fruits, sodas, and from the bacteria that reside in your mouth, to name a few.
So, in reality, to really minimize the effects of the acids on your teeth after ingestion you should brush your teeth immediately... But that is often not possible for most people. It is for that reason that we recommend limiting intake, and more importantly, frequency of intake of sugar laden foods and foods that are acidic in nature.
Best of luck with your presentation. ...Read more