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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more


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Why am I experiencing indigestion and gas from soda?

Why am I experiencing indigestion and gas from soda?

Fizz makes you burp: A full stomach needs to empty. When its air that fills you up, esp. If soda is caffeinated, the lower esophageal sphincter relaxes & allows you to burp. In so doing, other stomach contents including acid may get burped up as well. Read other healthtap answers regarding diet & behavior to minimize heartburn. If you belch a lot cut back on caffeinated & fizzy drinks, coffee, & avoid air swallowing. ...Read more

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Why am I experiencing indigestion/gas. Shoul I be giving up soda?

Why am I experiencing indigestion/gas. Shoul I be giving up soda?

GERD home remedies: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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Took 1/2 table spoon of baking soda last night for indigestion. Now have had night sweats, am clammy and frequently urinating. What can I do?

Took 1/2 table spoon of baking soda last night for indigestion. Now have had night sweats, am clammy and frequently urinating. What can I do?

If not resolved ;er: may have had reaction to too much bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) in baking soda , drink more water, flush out , if black stools or stomach pain , could have an ulcer. spec. if taking pain meds like aspirin, ibuprofen,naproxyn or other, . could have urinary tract infection if urinating more than usual or body just flushing out baking soda ...Read more

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Does bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda stop smelly feet?

Does bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda stop smelly feet?

Smelly feet: Yes. The medical term for smelly feet is bromohydrosis. Foot odor is most commonly caused by excessive perspiration(hyperhydrosis). Fungus and bacteria live in a dark, warm and moist environment. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda helps to neutralize the ph of the feet and therefore may eliminate the odor. Antiperspirant spray best to decrease the moisture! preferably all natural type. ...Read more

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Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda bad for skin and teeth?

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

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Can bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda help to cure smelly feet?

Can bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda help to cure smelly feet?

Maybe: Smell usually from bacteria and sweating try cleaning with hibiclens antibacterial soap. Put on undiluted and leave on for 30 secs. Generic ok. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Heartburn is a painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


Dr. John Tetzlaff
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Sodium Bicarbonate (Definition)

Sodium bicarbonate is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more