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Is Sodium Diacetate Bad For You
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 more
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 more
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:
However, this is a good article that states that many of the concerns are not supported by science:
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
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 more
Would someone please explain to me. Aside from sodium, if there aren't cholesterol in potato chips, why are they so bad for you?
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 more
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 more
Frozen food: It seems that frozen dinners purchased at a market may have ingredients that are not healthy; however, frozen fruit is fine; frozen veg are fine; frozen meats are fine; Low salt packaging seems decent. ...Read more
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
Don't like taste of H2O plain. Use flav, carb. No caff, zero calories, no sodium. It is sweetend withAspartame. Is this bad?
Aspartame: Artificial sweeteners are the subject of much controversy currently, and some countries are moving to have it banned from food. I avoid it. Stevia is a natural sweetener that I would encourage you to explore instead. ...Read more
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.
Okay: Okay just spit out all residuals.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sodium. Good for your heart/bp or bad? I've heard varying reports saying there is no evidence that a low sodium diet is good. So, which is it?
I hear this fuss about sodium fluoride. Natrium fluoride. Fluoride found in tooth pastes. Are they really bad?
Fluoride: All the literature I have reviewed says Fluoride is safe at the levels used in toothpaste. Fluoride has prevented several generations from having the kind of decay our parents and grand -parents had when they were growing up in a world with a lot less sugar in it. Imagine no Fluoride and all the sugar snacks children are exposed to today, now say rampant decay. Discuss with your dentist. ...Read more
I want to know what it means when a drug blocks sodium channels in the brain. Is that good or bad for my metabolism? Topiramate.
The way it works: Blocking sodium channels in the brain is the MECHANISM OF ACTION in most antiseizure drugs. Changing electrical activity in this way reduces/controls epileptic fits. Since it's CRITICAL to control seizures we feel that possible side effects on overall metabolism by sodium blockade is an acceptable tradeoff of side effects that could act systemically. Questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
My creatinine is 0.41 (low) and my sodium is also low in my blood work. I have suffered of frequent urination 10 to 20 a day. Are my kidney bad?
Urinary frequency: I would want to know whether your very frequent urinations are in small amounts or large amounts each time and what your total 24 hour fluid intake and total urinary volume is. If you're taking in over 2 quarts of fluids and putting out almost as much urine daily, you may be diluting your serum sodium and your kidney function is not the problem. If you have low urinary output you have small bladder ...Read more
No: No, but not much good, either. Use a dentifrice with the american dental assn seal on the package. That way you'll know that the claims on the package have been proven to be accurate, and the toothpaste does what it says. ...Read more
Is taking 6 pills that each contain simethicone, papain, sanzyme 3500, sodium dehydrocholate, dicyclomine hydrochloride on daily basis bad?
If bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda is a good remedy to an acidic gut, why is drinking soda pop bad for us?
No and yes: The use of bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate) to brush your teeth or to rinse your mouth are in fact good for your teeth enamel. Buffering acids that accumulate against the teeth reduces demineralization of enamel. On the other hand, the acids in lemon are weak acids that in prolonged use, as in sucking lemons frequently leads to demineralization of enamel. This is also seen in swirling coke and pepsi. ...Read more
Taking prenatals because of breastfeeding but they constipate me really bad. Increased water, fiber and colace (docusate sodium) still wouldn't help. Any suggestions?
You can: It is an nsaid, blocks prostaglandins and can help as long as your physician agrees you can take it. ...Read more
Lactose intolerant: almond or soy milk? Can high sodium in almond make soy better choice? 2cup of soy milk a day bad for a male? Soy cause breast growt
Your choice...: I like almond milk. Soy milk causes me and many others to have large amounts of gas. If you don't have this problem, then use the soy as it has more protein. Otherwise, almond milk is a good choice so long as you don't have a nut allergy. Use the unsweetened version of either one... ...Read more
I just started accutane. I have really bad constipation I think its unrelated to accutane. Is it okay to use a laxative or fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) with this drug?
My eyes are severely swollen especially under the eyes but everything else is fine. I've been in the sun for 4 hours today and developed a minor headache (it wasn't bad but it went on for about 3 hours) so I took naproxen sodium at about 8:30.
Don't drink much water, nor eat much fiber. My meals for most part are healthy-I have some veggies/fruit too but take Docusate Sodium daily w/IBS. Bad?
IBS: IF that is working for you with you IBS, then I say, yay. Go for it. ...Read more
Are naproxen sodium tablets safe to take for severe menstral contraction like cramps? Anything else that would work better& not have bad side affects
Medicinal cannabis: I have several females with premenstrual pain disorder who have been helped by medicinal cannabis (use only in state where legal and under direction of a doctor). In my experience women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) are particularly subject to greater intensity of pain in first days of menses, when hormone relaxin is secreted and further loosens pelvic joints. ...Read more
My 18 mo has bad ear infection and heavy coughing. Dr gave prednisolone sodium phosphate oral solution for cough. Is it ok for 18 mo old?
I used saline nasal spray a few times, iingredients stated water & sodium chloride- had bad heart palpitations most of the day could this be connected?
Probably no!: Look for other causes, good luck!Get a more detailed answer ›
Used potassium+sodium hydroxide on wart for 3 days 2x/day. Now area has dark gooey cells w/out feeling, oozing pinkish plasma. Normal regrowth, or bad?
Alkali burn: You'll probably want to get seen now. I am sorry someone recommended this as a home remedy ...Read more