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Could cravings for acidic or spicy food be a symptom of illness?

Could cravings for acidic or spicy food be a symptom of illness?

None specific: Craving for ice is associated with iron deficiency in women. There are no specific diseases associated with craving for spicy food. Some women have various types of cravings in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What kind of foods are acidic foods?

What kind of foods are acidic foods?

Acidic foods: Sodas and coffee, citrus fruits. Pineapple, bananas, raspberries tomatoes, vinegar containing products (some salad dressings, pickles canned beets). ...Read more

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What can I do to add more acidic foods to my diet?

What can I do to add more acidic foods to my diet?

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

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Does avoiding acidic foods matter if you're acidic?

Does avoiding acidic foods matter if you're acidic?

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

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Do acidic foods cause RA flare ups?

Do acidic foods cause RA flare ups?

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

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Does anyone know a food that will reduce the impact on the digestive system of acidic foods like sauce?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Are citrus fruits and acidic foods-beverages harmfull for the kidney and bladder?

Are citrus fruits and acidic foods-beverages harmfull for the kidney and bladder?

Food: Not in general. No. If they were billions of people would be hurt on a daily basis. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of recurring mouth ulcers? I rarely consume acidic foods.

What could be the cause of recurring mouth ulcers? I rarely consume acidic foods.

Aphthous ulcers?: 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

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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)?

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)?

Worthless myth: There no magic rituals, foods, herbals or meds that can help you pre-select the sex of a baby. With the aid of a fertility center you might be able to select a female embryo for implantation, but short of this expensive method, you get what you get. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Gastritis: 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

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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?

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

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How can I avoid tooth erosion after eating acidic foods?

How can I avoid tooth erosion after eating acidic foods?

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

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Eating spicy foods or acidic foods makes my chest/heart hurt. Possible cause?

Eating spicy foods or acidic foods makes my chest/heart hurt. Possible cause?

Reflux: Common with spices foods caffeine sources and alcohol if occasional liquid antacid good for immediate relief. If chronic should see physician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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