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Is Sodium Diacetate Bad For You
Is it safe to take baking soda or sodium bicarbonate for a person whose cretanine and uric acis is lil over borderline. Is it safe for kidneys?
What for?: What do you intend to accomplish by taking baking soda? It is not a treatment or prevention for anything. If you must talk to your doctor and mention all the medications, including herbals, over the counter etc to your doctor. 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
You can: It is an nsaid, blocks prostaglandins and can help as long as your physician agrees you can take it. ...Read more
I've heard that protein powder is bad for your kidneys. Is that true? If so, what alternative should one use as a supplement?
What is alkalife? And is it helpful for diabetic ppl? How? If so how i can't take it for a day and night? What is side effect of alkalife?
Bogus product: From what i can tell on the internet, alkalife is water with some minerals and alkaline to change the ph. As is true with the vast majority of these supplements, they are not regulated by the fda, they have no true scientific studies that show that they do anything of benefit for you. The web site is full of "testimonials", which mean nothing. Don't waste your money on bogus products. ...Read more
Is it safe to take applecider viniger and baking soda for recurring gout attacks if your sodium level is high?
Adjuncts only: Gout is a serious systemic disease. If you're refusing scientific treatment (probenecid, allopurinol, workup for possible secondary causes) in favor of worthless "pop" remedies from sweet-talking crooks, you may pay with your health and even your life. If your sodium is already high for some reason, you can land yourself in the ICU by munching baking soda. Please do the right thing. ...Read more
If lactulose does not prove effective then is it good to give sodium picosulphte as laxative to an aged person battling constipation for 6 days?
I use a sodium fluoride(<0.149%w/w)toothpaste 2 a day.I was told sodium fluoride is harmful.Does it really cause cancer or death if use daily?Stop?
Essential: Sodium is essential for cellular processes and is regularly excreted from the body, necessitating us to replenish it along with Potassium, magnesium, and other elements. We usually get it through our food. If we have too much, water accumulates extracellularly, causing swelling and higher blood pressure; too little, and cells are unable to process needed nutrients. Balance is important. ...Read more
Is methadone bad for you? Husband thinks it is only to getme high. I feel its useful for reducing mycravings for other illegal harmful drugs.U agree?
Risk benefit: Methadone does not give the same high as other narcotics thus its use for people who have narcotic addictions. It can be effective for pain management in individuals who abuse or are at risk for abuse of narcotics. It does reduce cravings for other narcotics, and less likely to land you in jail. In many cases it is the lesser of two evils. Has been used to manage addiction for a long time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Use: A plain fleet or mineral oil fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) or as an alternative put 1 tbsp of ivory liquid sopa in an enema bag with warm water, known as a soap suds enema. Any of the above may help.Once unplugged your job is to avoid recurrent constipation b y eating and drinking properly. ...Read more
I am taking stool softener, (docusate sodium) 2 a day it is really helping me. Is it safe to take it for a long time, or there is alternatives?
Constipation: Long term laxatives are not great for the bowels. If possible add magnesium 250mg once per day to your routine and that may help increase absorption into the gut and help you taper off the laxatives. Also don't forget to drink a lot of water to soften the bowels and fiber to keep things moving. ...Read more
What happens if i take a medicine/cream that contains sodium cetostearyl sulphate if I have an allergy to sufla?
Yes: Sulfate and sulfa are as different as cat and lobster. I know of no one who is allergic to sulfate. ...Read more
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Is Epsom salt safe and effective as a prep for colonoscopy. If so, what is the correct dosage to use?
No: You should not use Epsom salt as a colonoscopy prep, unless it is recommended by your gastroenterologist. The only preps which are proven safe are the ones that are prescribed. It is important for the safety and reliability of the colonoscopy that the prep be done according to the instructions. It's not fun, but you should do it right! Good luck. ...Read more
Is citrulline safe for ED for a diabetic with HTN? Viagra (sildenafil) not working. If so what is a safe dose? been on 3g a day for week nothing much happening.
Yes, but...: You can use but in moderation. Note: There's no magic pill, and it will never be. Citrulline is merely an Amino Acid in foods and produced in our own body. Clinically, The accumulating undesirable effect of aging + illnesses has deteriorated sexual function and overall energy and ability to the level unable to response and perform. So, see urologist to figure out what is next for you... pump?... ...Read more
Not necessarily: It's lower than normal range, and should be rechecked in the next month, but if there are no symptoms likely not worrisome. Some medicines can affect, as well as other conditions, for some people this is normal. ...Read more
Fried anything: Really, fried anything would be bad for your health. Frying and deep frying are not helpful ways to prepare food in general. As far as pork skins are concerned, the predominance of fat in animal meat can be found under the skin, so you're adding fat to a very fatty portion of meat. Not a great idea. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It's a lot: Lot of sodium for one serving. If u have high blood pressure then it would be unwise. Overall I suggest getting the low sodium products or trying to avoid canned foods. Salt causes pressure to go up as water follows salt so it fills up the blood vessels and puts a strain on them which ultimately places more work on your heart as it's the generator to push blood through the vessels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lauryl Sulfate: Sodium laureth sulfate is an ethoxylated detergent, meaning it contains alcohol compounds that undergo a process called ethoxylation. According to an article by david steinman in healthy living magazine, these compounds are often contaminated with 1, 4-dioxane, which the United States government lists as a "probable human carcinogen." however, no research has conclusively proven that sles or other. ...Read more
Probably safe but...: There are many articles that discuss potential hazards of Sodium Laureth (and Laurel) Sulfate such as this one: http://tinyurl.com/ds9o However, this is a good article that states that many of the concerns are not supported by science: http://tinyurl.com/zkvoeec So it seems reasonably safe. To learn about the safety of chemicals in common products like shower gels see http://tinyurl.com/zemgqgl ...Read more
Is sodium lauryl sulfate bad in skin products ? Is using organic or sulfate free products better?
Irritating...: That ingredient makes it a better detergent, perhaps, but also is irritating to skin, eyes. On the other hand, claims about its carcinogenic properties have not been substantiated. Companies are hyping their products as sulfate free to improve their sales. If lauryl sulfate based products are working for you and not causing irritation, I would not worry about that ingredient. ...Read more
What is the percentage of sodium in a pint of blood?Daily value?Then why is it bad for you&cause high presure? Thank you.
Water retention: Normal level of sodium is about 140 meq/l. Salt/sodium is essential for health, but many people respond by retaining excess water and rise in blood pressure with intake of more sodium than needed. There is no harm in not adding salt to your food, unless you are sweating excessively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would someone please explain to me..aside from sodium, if there aren't cholesterol in potato chips, why are they so bad for you?
See below: Comparing a baked potato to a processed food like potato chips: The chips have more sodium, more fat, less fiber, less healthy potassium and far less vitamins and minerals. Because the chips contain much more fat and are less filling than the baked potato it's easy to consume a whole lot of calories without realizing it. But there is nothing wrong with having a small bag of chips now and then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking Divalproex sodium DR 250mg. I'm only taking it once a day only at night. Is that okay? Is that bad only taking it once a day instead of two?
Would 3% 500ml hypertonic drip cause major bad reactions if administered over a 2.5hour time period to someone who has only slightly low (136) sodium?
It should not: There are multiple variables that dictate the rate of sodium changes when giving saline solution. Hypertonic saline may elevate a patients sodium level but this depends on how much and how quickly it is given. Generally, 500cc of 3% saline over 2.5 hours would not cause a reaction. ...Read more
It's not bad: Very high concentrations of any Fluoride that is ingested would be bad for your health & can cause fluorosis of the teeth that are being formed (in children) that are underneath the gums. Typical levels of sodium Fluoride in toothpaste (use a pea-sized amount only) or in the liquid rinses (always follow the exact directions) when used as directed will not harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For two days straight I exceeded the recommended sodium intake amount. How bad is this? Really worried.
Depends: This would be problematic for a patient with congestive heart failure, ascites from liver cirrhosis, edema from certain chronic kidney disorders or severe hypertension. A healthy person would have no major adverse reactions to excess sodium intake for two days except need for adequate water intake. ...Read more
Dont like taste of H2O plain. Use flav,carb. no caff, zero calories, no sodium. It is sweetend withAspartame. Is this bad?
Does sodium which is found naturally in foods like carrots still considered bad sodium like table salt? (for CKD patients)
Let's define "salt": Jake, table salt is not "bad" any more than glucose is bad. Table salt is sodium chloride, but sodium can be bound to many anions to form other "salts' such as sodium citrate, for instance, which is a preservative. So it is really the total amount of sodium consumed in your foods that is important especially if you have kidney disease. Count grams of sodium per serving, not salt per se. ...Read more
Asea product has 123 MG of sodium. Redox = reduction/oxidation and chlorine & taking levothyroxin 88 mcg can something go bad wrong?
Unlikely: Asea is a form of salt water that appears to have a number of unsubstantiated claims that it is beneficial in some way. Like most supplements on the market there are no legitimate studies showing that it is of any benefit to you for any disorder. It appears to be a waste of money. It is unlikely that taking it with levothyroxin will change the effectiveness of the thyroid hormone. ...Read more
Is it bad for a 34 year old to use too much flouride. Brush 2x a day, rinse with act 2x a day? Sometimes I use prescribed sodium flouride.
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