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How does aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) work in the body?

How does aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) work in the body?

Long Answer: Recap: (antipyretic (decreases temperature), anti-inflammatory, analgesic) It is an irreversible Cox enzyme inhibitor (Suppression of prostaglandins that produce inflammation) Inhibits thromboxane, producing an inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation during the lifetime of the affected platelet (8–9 days). Other mechanisms also. ...Read more

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Can taurine and hyaluonic acid supplements reduces floaters? How much should I take?

Can taurine and hyaluonic acid supplements reduces floaters? How much should I take?

Not likely: No controlled study has shown that oral supplements of any kind will reduce floaters. There are many types of floaters and some are normal entoptic phenomena. If you have not had a dilated eye exam, this should be first on your list. ...Read more

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Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Acid reflux: Acid reflux will damage your teeth. Te acids will erode your teeth. It is not the medication that is the problem so keep taking it. Talk to your dentist about strategies that will help strengthen your teeth. ...Read more

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Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Can hydrochloric acid supplements really work for low stomach acid?

Yes: Yes. Give them a try. But only take them after you have several bites of food eaten, else the hcl may release against your stomach and cause you discomfort. ...Read more

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Can multivitamin be taken with yogurt? Does it affect iron absorption? And does it affect vitamins efficiency? I take them with yogurt.

Can multivitamin be taken with yogurt? Does it affect iron absorption? And does it affect vitamins efficiency? I take them with yogurt.

Not with yogurt.: You should take vitamins after a meal. Many vitamins require the minerals in food to be used as cofactors to help activate the vitamins in order for them to work more effectively. The calcium and sugar in most commercial yogurt products do not help to improve vitamin absorption. It is best to take iron with vitamin C to improve iron absorption. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hydraulic acid the same as hydrochloric acid?

Why do you ask?: There's no such thing as hydraulic acid. Hydrochloric acid is a powerful reagent that you meet in chemistry class. Hyaluronic acid is a big molecule that provides a jelly-like material that's important for some of your connective tissues. ...Read more

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For acidity or hyperacidity, Ayurveda says to avoid foods that contain tartaric acid, citric acid, lactic acid, does this make sense?

For acidity or hyperacidity, Ayurveda says to avoid foods that contain tartaric acid, citric acid, lactic acid, does this make sense?

Ayurveda for Acidity: I commend you for your desire for Good Health. Hyperacidity can be very uncomfortable. It can be due to various foods, medical condition or stress. Citric acid is used as a preservative and it can aggravate acidity. For hyperacidity, Ayurveda advises to avoid vinegar, tomatoes, sour citrus fruits, orange juice, salsa, onions, garlic, chili peppers, salty fried foods, and alcohol. ...Read more

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I'm confused. Does food buffer stomach acid, or does the stomach make more acid in response to food?

I'm confused. Does food buffer stomach acid, or does the stomach make more acid in response to food?

Gastric acid: Actually both. Food will buffer acid in the stomach, but eating will stimulate more acid secretion. ...Read more

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Can your body the same amount C-vitaming from absorb calcium ascorbate and ascorbic acid? I have problems with my stomach.

Can your body the same amount C-vitaming from absorb calcium ascorbate and ascorbic acid? I have problems with my stomach.

Yes: Yes, buffered ascorbate (including calcium, magnesium and sodium ascorbate) is absorbed as well as ascorbic acid. The best-absorbed form of vitamin C is liposomal Vit. C. Lyposphreric C, which is sodium ascorbate mixed with phospholipids for enhanced absorption, is a product I often recommend. See http://www.livonlabs.com/cgi-bin/start.cgi/liposome-encapsulated/lypo-spheric-vitamin-c.html ...Read more

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How does the phosphoric acid in soda affect your body?

How does the phosphoric acid in soda affect your body?

Tooth decay/erosion : The acid in soda causes demineralization of your teeth's hard enamel surface and leads to enamel erosion and tooth decay. It can cause tooth sensitivity in areas of gum recession and any existing cavities. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use hyaluronic acid and alpha lipoic acid supplements? Will these supplements cause me to fail my drug test?

Is it okay to use hyaluronic acid and alpha lipoic acid supplements? Will these supplements cause me to fail my drug test?

Alpha-lipoic acid: There's good research evidence for using alpha-lipoic acid in peripheral neuropathy http://tinyurl.Com/l4bvz9z , as an antioxidant, and in migraines http://tinyurl.Com/jvo6x9n -- some other uses also. Hyaluronic acid may help in osteoarthritis and aging skin. Neither of these supplements should interfere with a drug test, but you should tell the examiners you're using them. ...Read more

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Vitamins containin iron are said to interact with Doxycycline. Does this include pyridoxine (25mg) and thiamine (100mg)? How exactly do they interfer?

Vitamins containin iron are said to interact with Doxycycline. Does this include pyridoxine (25mg) and thiamine (100mg)? How exactly do they interfer?

Iron binds to doxycy: Doxycycline reacts with iron because it binds to polyvalant cations. Iron or ferrous sulfate has a charge that binds or chelates to the doxycycline that is why they should be separated by at least 2 hours. ...Read more

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Does being in the sunlight cause an bad reaction with edecrin (ethacrynic acid)?

Does being in the sunlight cause an bad reaction with edecrin (ethacrynic acid)?

Edecrin (ethacrynic acid): There are no reported problems with Edecrin (also known as ethacrynic acid). As a diuretic, it could result in dehydration after prolonged exposure to sun. Also it could cause a rash, which may make your skin more sensitive to the sun. ...Read more

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Does 40mg vs 20mg omeprazole reduce more stomach acid or last longer? Does reducing too much stomach acid interfere with food digestion?

Does 40mg vs 20mg omeprazole reduce more stomach acid or last longer? Does reducing too much stomach acid interfere with food digestion?

ACID REFLUX: 40 mgs of Omeprazole will reduce acid production more efficiently than 20 mgs.Acid reduction does not usually interfere with digestion of food. ...Read more

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Is it better to combine vit C or retinol with 25% Glycolic Acid? which percentage? I've got adult acne and combination skin

Is it better to combine vit C or retinol with 25% Glycolic Acid? which percentage? I've got adult acne and combination skin

Retinol: Retinol is a vitamin A derivative, as is Retin A (tretinoin) which is helpful for many types of acne. I would also see a dermatologist, as there are many prescription products which may be more helpful. Hormonal imbalances are fairly common in adult acne and this should also be addressed. ...Read more

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I know bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is produced to neutralize stomach acid. Where does this take place?

I know bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is produced to neutralize stomach acid. Where does this take place?

duodenum: The pancreas produces a host of digestive enzymes which enter the duodenum when the stomach contents are ready to pass to the next portion. This is full of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) which is alkaline and neutralizes the stomach acids and provides the environment for the digestive enzymes to function. ...Read more

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What do hydrochloric acid and pepsin do?

What do hydrochloric acid and pepsin do?

Digest food: Hydrochloric acid and pepsin are produced in the stomach and help in the digestion of food. Hydrochloric acid also kills most the bacteria that we swallow with food. ...Read more