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Doctor insights on: Drinking Baking Soda When You Have Thyroid

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l (h). Do I need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously

Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l (h). Do I need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously

PTU (propylthiouracil) and liver: Drugs like ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can cause liver toxicity but hyperthyroidism can also cause elevation int the liver enzyme test you had done. If your still early in your treatment and your thyroid hormone levels (free t4) is still high it could be that. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Drink baking soda water to lose weight?

Drink baking soda water to lose weight?

Weight loss food: Try to drink more water and eat more fruits and vegetables. Baking soda water does not cause weight loss. ...Read more

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What if any side effects may be caused by drinking baking soda and water to clensyour system?

What if any side effects may be caused by drinking baking soda and water to clensyour system?

Myths: The only thing drinking baking soda and water will do is to diminish temporarily the acid in the stomach. There is no other health benefit and no 'cleansing of your system'. ...Read more

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I have been reading on net that drinking baking soda will help kidneys. Wanna know if it really does.! Thanks?

I have been reading on net that drinking baking soda will help kidneys. Wanna know if it really does.! Thanks?

Not ideal longterm: It's generally not a good idea to do long term for various reasons. Baking soda has impurities, and though these are for the most part regulated, they would be harmful when consumed regularly. The level of acid imbalance that you would create long-term would create other problems including bone density issue, blood sugar issues and problems with absorption of nutrients. ...Read more

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Can baking soda or drinking green tea help prevent cavities?

Can baking soda or drinking green tea help prevent cavities?

Brushing & flossing: .. Are the two most important factors in keeping your mouth healthy and cavity free. Mouthwashes, toothpastes, and other products help in that goal. In addition, a visit to your dentist twice a year is necessary since all of the above does not ever guarantee no cavities or gum disease. ...Read more

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Can drinking baking soda upset tummy or give acid or could it do harm to kidneys. Help.

Can drinking baking soda upset tummy or give acid or could it do harm to kidneys. Help.

How much?: Why did you drink baking soda? A small amount is not going to have any effect. Even a large amount will get taken care of by the kidneys, without any damage to the kidney. It will not give acid, in fact baking soda is alkaline. 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

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Been suffering from acid reflux. What does it indicate if drinking apple cider vinegar or baking soda make it worse?

It indicates that...: Stopping apple cider vinegar or baking soda might be a good idea for now. A primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist (stomach specialist) can evaluate to confirm the problem of gastro-esophageal reflux disease. The doctor may test for h. Pylori stomach infection, and start effective medications, including acid blockers. Plain water, nonfat milk, green tea, or simple soup broths may feel ok. ...Read more

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T4broken inhalf 8mths ago. Gas under left scapula when I eat/drink. ANYTHING. Cannot belch or pass it. Triedanise, ginger, baking soda, simethecone.?

T4broken inhalf 8mths ago. Gas under left scapula when I eat/drink. ANYTHING. Cannot belch or pass it. Triedanise, ginger, baking soda, simethecone.?

Consult surgeon: If not done already, pl consult a c ardio`thorasic surgeon for getting it fixed. With time, though, some of the discomfort will ease without corrective procedure. ...Read more

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A drink of water gives me unbearable heartburn. Baking soda is my only relief. I don't have insurance but I have to know if this is serious send is there something I can do to make it better. Also I have a lot of difficulty swallowing. Sometimes with

A drink of water gives me unbearable heartburn. Baking soda is my only relief. I don't have insurance but I have to know if this is serious send is there something I can do to make it better. Also I have a lot of difficulty swallowing. Sometimes with

Dysphagia is serious: I have several concerns about your question: 1) baking soda can hurt you when taken indefinitely; 2) difficulty swallowing in the context of chronic indigestion suggests a problem that can't be ignored; 3) many care options exist for patients without insurance--this is not a good reason today not to pursue appropriate care. Get a GI evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more