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List Of Carbonated Foods
Maybe: If the spicy food gives you gastritis it is clearly not beneficial to you and should be avoided. Tums (calcium carbonate) may help a little but overall you are creating damage. It is the same principle as taking a migraine medication before you eat the triggering foods. Not really a wise choice. ...Read more
Can you take lithium carbonate ER without food or milk? Is that only for those who get upset stomachs taking it??
Best to take: With milk or food as it is easier on your stomach. Do not chew the capsule. There are many drugs that are not compatible. Check to see if is safe to take with other medication. Avoid dehydration as your kidneys are at risk for injury. Make sure you get your levels checked so they stay in a safe range. ...Read more
I am a 46 year old hispanic that has frequent, heartburn every time I eat. Love spicy food, what medication do you recommend. Tums (calcium carbonate) no good. Or zentac.
Heartburn: You can eat psicy but you have to avoid greasy food, so you have to avoid fried food, greasy food, eat small frequent meals not large meals, don't eat too late before going to bed, and if you smoke, stop smoking. If you have some diet modifications and lose some weight you will still be able to enjoy your spicy food. ...Read more
I ate some questionable food. My stomach hurts now. What could it be? Would Tums (calcium carbonate) help?
Stomach indigestion: You may have indigestion or acid reflux or a food allergy or early food poising symptoms from what you ate. You can always try tums, zantac, (ranitidine) Prilosec or any other over the counter acid reflux medications which could be helpful. If you notice this recurring with a pattern you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I think its possible I might have food poisoning. But I don't think anything I ate can go bad. Would it be ok if I took pepto bismol or tums (calcium carbonate)?
Go ahead!: Why do you think you have food poisoning? What symptoms do you have? Taking pepto or Tums (calcium carbonate) will not do any harm but if you have no symptoms, why do you want to take these medications. It is not a good idea to take any medication, unless it is needed. ...Read more
Would taking Tums (calcium carbonate) before going to bed (without food) cause kidney stones to form? I've done this 3-times over a 2-week duration & got a 3mm stone.
Is heartburn a pregnancy symptom? Everytime I eat it attacks me. Bout 6 dys now, I take Tums (calcium carbonate) & it goes away until I eat doesn't matter the food I get it
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. See doc for heartburn. ...Read more
Difficult to swallow food or liquid due to pressure/pain/burning in esophagus. Took Tums (calcium carbonate) no relief. Been 3 hrs now and still no relief. What can it b?
Calcium intake from food is generally good (i.E. 3 cups of milk or yogurt). Took 2 Tums (calcium carbonate) for indigestion. What's the effect of excess calcium on fetus?
My son of 11 years old has bladder and stomach pain starting last night. It is not excruciating but bothersome. Not food related. Alkselter, tums, (calcium carbonate)?
Yes, in a way...: The reality is that carbonated drinks, while tasty and enjoyable...Are not "natural" in that they typically contain acids and gases that are not normally found in the gastrointestinal tract. They also may contain incredible amounts of sugar...Almost like drinking syrup. They provide empty calories and can make reflux worse. In moderation, they are fine, but only one or so a day is plenty. ...Read more
Depends on how: You take them. If you take much in the way of caffeine the benefits are quite obvious as to reduced caffeine and blood pressure comes down as does heart rate. Less stomach upset. Most people drinking pop will use the regular and not diet and each 12 oz can puts on about 300 calories. Gas The carbonation will give people gas and this will lessen. This also does not satisfy thirst. Multiple benefi ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not: Sodas with sugar are ok if occasional (excess sugar is bad). Sodas worsen one's calcium & vitamin d status, so drinking excess soda but little nonfat milk can lead to weaker bones. Soda is acidic like vinegar or citrus fruits. Acidity is bad if one has stomach acid problems. Our body neutralizes acidity so our blood is not acidic (our metabolism & enzymes work normally despite our drinking sodas). ...Read more
I smoke and I don't feel well in the mornings until after I have a carbonated beverage and a small something to eat?
Emphatically NOT!!: Your child will have many years to have an occasional " treat ". For something with no health benefits whatsoever, why even consider this. In addition, there may be negative heath effects such as increasing risk of cavities and intestinal distress such as gas. For a baby-- no, no, no! ...Read more
Carbonated beverages: Carbonated beverages don't necessarily lower cardiovascular endurance. Carbonated beverages aren't particularly 'good' for you however. ...Read more
Gas: It is probably the gas from the carbonation that is doing it. In your case, instead of burping the gas up, it comes out of you the other end. Cut back and drink more water. ...Read more
Just ate around two tablespoons of salsa that appeared carbonated, is there a risk I could be infected with botulism or should I not be worried?
Very unlikely: Chandler, the likelyhood of botulism from a not definite exposure is pretty minimal. If he starts to get weak or have trouble breathing, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
U know when students are going to school (boarding school) the carbonated drinks are the easiest to pack for the kids. Can you kindly help to advise?
Depends: Two biggest reasons are to 1) avoid tooth decay from the carbonic acid (as c02 dissociates into beverage), and 2) avoid empty calories, if you beverages are sugar-sweetened (other than the carbonated water, if plain soda-water). Can talk w/your dentist or regular dr, depending on which concern greater. ...Read more
VERY UNHEALTY but...:
Regular and diet sodas are incredibly unhealthy & are best totally avoided. They either have toxic levels of sugars (usually as toxic high fructose corn syrup) or chemical sweeteners that may harm us more than sugars! See http://wellnessmama. Com/379/reasons-to-avoid-soda/
Carbonated natural flavor drinks may be healthier depending on type & amount of sweeteners; stevia is OK. Please see comment: ...Read more
Is it true that drinking sparkling (carbonated) mineral water will lower your magnesium levels, and if so, why? Thank you.
There is absolutely no evidence that carbonated mineral water lowers levels of magnesium or other minerals. See http://tinyurl. Com/kojkd24
Soft drinks are acidifying and can leach calcium but not carbonated mineral water, in fact they offer varying amounts of magnesium and choosing a brand relatively high in magnesium will increase your levels- see http://tinyurl. Com/mk4ccxw ...Read more
My stones are carbonate appetite (dahllite) 100%. what are these exactly. Doc just said they are very rare. All other levels are normal?
I seem to have some difficulty drinking plain water that's still but not plain carbonated water. Is this anything I should be concerned about?
As long as you are: Not choking or have a medical condition that has not been discussed w/doc all seems well. It's convenient to be able to drink water so you can begin by adding 10% plain water to carbonated water for a few days, then 20%, etc. You can also put lemon or lime in un-carbonated water. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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