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Caffeine: in Mountain Dew can increase risk of developing ulcers. There is valve between the stomach and esophagus called the gastroesophageal (GE) sphincter. Normally, this valve closes very tightly to keep stomach contents from going back up (reflux) into the esophagus. Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol all lower the pressure that keeps the GE sphincter closed. Reflux can lead to development of ulcers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Widespread: Throughout north and south america. Highest incidence right now in north carolina, oklahoma, arkansas, tennessee, and missouri. Half of people don't recall tick bite. In the usa about 3000 cases a year and slightly rising. Quite treatable when recognized. The problem? 1/3 of people do not have the characteristic rash. Peaks in june/july; fever, chills, headache, and muscle aches. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Misnomer: Most cases these days actually in east usa. 60% of cases are in north carolina, oklahoma, arkansas, tennessee, and missouri. Rmsf occurs in both north and south america and is on the rise. 3000 cases maximum a year. Carried by wood tick in the west, dog tick in the east. Rash helpful to diagnose but not always present. Diagnose early to avoid serious consequences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No = it doesn't.: In one Danish study men who drank more than 1 liter of soda per day averaged 35 million sperm/ml of semen - those who did not drink soda averaged 50 million sperm/ ml. However, due to lifestyle differences it is not known if soda was causative. I don't know which types of soda these men drank. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1262759/Drinking-cola-lower-mens-sperm-count.html. However ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Altitude sickness—also known as acute mountain sickness (ams), altitude illness, hypobaropathy, "the altitude bends", or soroche—is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 2, 400 metres (8, 000 feet). ...Read more
Caffeine: This could be a lot of caffeine - caffeine is not recommended during pregnancy. Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, caries, mineral depletion & dehydration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
By a tick bite: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite (feeding > several hrs). Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14d range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Very rarely, rmsf can be transmitted by a blood transfusion or accidental exposure in an infectious disease lab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few people do die: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite. Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14day range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels throughout the body, causing multi-organ damage and sometimes death. Death rate is uncertain, but may be about one out of 30 patients. Some patients do worse than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It doesn't.: Diet mountain dew does not contain many calories at all, and no carbohydrates. Therefore, it cannot raise your blood sugar. I would look into other foods you may have eaten around the same time for a culprit as to why your sugar levels may be rising. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neither are healthy.: A Tufts University study showed that women who drank cola-based sodas regularly (3 or >/day) had lower hip bone mineral densities while this was not found in Sprite or Mountain Dew. See: http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/features/soda-osteoporosis#1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type 2 diabetic drink a lot diet mountain dew. Suger is up urine is darker with 12 cans per dayqueston is it the diet mountian dew doing this?
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