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Side Effects Of Eating Pumice Stone
No: If you have calcium, cystine, or triple-phosphate stones, no. If you have uric acid stones, also no, though you may have been advised to restrict your diet to keep purine intake low. Almonds aren't loaded with purines. You can probably ignore stuff about "acid / alkaline forming foods" from kidney-stone websites; stay hydrated and comply with the rest of your rx. ...Read more
Often none: Depends on why the surgery is being done. Usually surgery for gallstone problems resolves the pain & nausea. Usually everyone goes back to eating normally and functioning normally without any problems or dietary issues. Removing a normally functioning gallbladder may create digestion problems though. ...Read more
Wouldn't surprise me: "liver detox diets" are widely varied and are not evidence-based medicine. Use them at your own risk -- they have landed people in the intensive care unit. Your personal physician -- who unlike an internet "independent thinker / persecuted humanitarian" is obligated by law to tell the truth -- is your best guide to health, be it liver function, diet, or whatever's troubling you now. Cheers. ...Read more
Fairly rare: The vast majority of those undergoing cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) do not experience any of the things you mention. Occasionally people have trouble digesting very fatty meals but that is not good for you anyway and can be managed by a moderately low fat diet. Changes in weight are not at all related. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Wheatgrass: Claims about health benefits of wheatgrass include supplemental nutrition to unique curative properties, none have been scientifically proven. Some consumers grow and juice wheatgrass in their homes. It is often available in juice bars, alone or in mixed fruit or vegetable drinks. It is also available in many health food stores as fresh produce, tablets, frozen juice. ...Read more
Side effects are not: Common w ginger. However doses > 10, 000 mg (fresh) or > 4, 000 mg (powdered) are not recommended long-term. Allergic reactions are rare but can include swelling of mouth, tongue, face, throat;rash, itching, hives, difficulty breathing ; chest tightness. It may cause heartburn, bloating, gas, belching, diarrhea ; bad taste. It may effect blood clotting -so consult dr about use w anti-inflammatory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Sorry, I tried to find info on "Magrim diet" but couldn't find anything reputable. I found lots of websites attempting to sell "Magrim diet pills" but again, nothing worthwhile. Rather than focus on diets where you have to buy from someone besides grocer, consider vegan/vegetarian or Mediterranean diets. Check out http://health.usnews.com/best-diet for more options. ...Read more
Acarbose?: The only oral hypoglycemic agent that isn't associated with pancreatitis as a common (known) side effect is acarbose, an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor. It can, however, cause a condition called pneumatosis cystoides. Just because a side effect is listed for a drug doesn't mean it will happen. Studies only give an approximate idea of how frequent it is & diabetes alone can cause it w/o drugs, so it's ...Read more
I have hip osteoporosis Tscore of -2.8, FRAX of 2.2, started (Bon Viva) with very unpleasant side effects. Any other drugs with less side effects ?
Not ideal...: Soda damages teeth in two ways. First, the bacteria in your mouth use this as a very rich sugar source and their breakdown products cause cavities. Second, the acid from the drinks softens and breaks down the enamel on your teeth. Frequency is the big thing here. If you're going to drink a can of soda, have it with a meal. Don't sip on it thoughout the day...That's about the worst thing you can do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You waste money: The stuff is a mix of Magnesium Sulfate (which will give you loose bowels), sodium bicarbonate (which will make you belch), and citric acid for flavor. It is a scam. It will have no effect on your liver. If you think you may be sick, get with a scientific practitioner who's bound by law not to tell you untruths. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on mirtazapine 30mg and i've noticed i'm getting one of the side effects. Frequency to urinate will this side effect pass with time?
What are the potential side effects of taking zolpidem after consuming alcohol? Aggressive out of character behavior, amnesia?
Yes to both: And a chance to be the guest of honor at your own funeral. ...Read more