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Dr. Johnny Roy
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...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, pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...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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I found out adding just a pinch of bicarbonate of soda alkalizes 250ml of water. Would this be a safe thing to do if occasionally I ate too much acidic food?

Bicarbonate: Safe to do, yes, unless the sodium load is a problem for you. It is very good of you to incline towards alkaline foods and alkaline diet. ...Read more

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Does bicarbonate of soda stop smelly feet?

Does 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 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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Can bicarbonate of soda help to cure smelly feet?

Can 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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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is also known as Heartburn. 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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Sodium Bicarbonate (Definition)

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


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