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Why Does Having Too Much Pineapple Or Grapefruit Or Orange Juice Increase My Leg Cramps
I am 32 weeks of pregnancy.. I drink apple juice mix with carrot juice everyday! does it make my baby have black skin? Or any affect?
No effect: On baby. Drinking apple-carrot juice won't make your baby black. ...Read more
Why does black and white pepper and dehydrated canned onions cause me to have painful gas but I can eat Cayenne pepper or chili powder with no disc.
Hard to believe: There is no good reason for this. The difference between water and the other substances is not much and pretty inconsequential given the contents of your stomach. If anything it should be the other way around. ...Read more
Took iron pill with grape juice not grapefruit, Welch's grape juice. Idk if that's bad or not. I drank water and ate afterwards.
Ok: It may actually be helpful to take iron with juices rich in vitamin C because iron is more easily absorbed when taken with vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is the strongest iron inhancer, reducing ferric iron to ferrous iron. Avoid iron inhibitors like tannins in tea, red wine and phytates in nuts, seeds, grains and cereal. They prevent non heme iron from being absorbed ...Read more
I read that prunes and oranges are high in salicylates. Would that mean orange juice & prune juice can help think my blood and possibly prevent clots?
See below: Salicylates are aspirin-like substances that block vitamin k absorption & reduce platelet cell aggregation (i.e. Prevent clots). Fruits high in salicylates include raisins/ prunes/cherries/cranberries/blueberries/ grapes/oranges/strawberries. So these fruits may well help prevent blood clots, but if you're at risk for clots (as in smoker on bc pills or hx of dvt) may need medical intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Citrus = acid: Orange and grapefruit juice contain lots of acids including vitamin c. So, if there are any ulcers or open sores in the mouth or throat, you can get a bad feeling. Tomatoes may do the same thing. Try avoiding these foods for a little while then, if the pain doesn't go away, see an ENT who can look inside your throat and get you some treatment. ...Read more
Does eating too much choco may cause me of eating disorder? I ate 150g/day of choco does this affect my appetite that why i can't eat much proper meal
It does not cause: An eating disorder per se. It would take a full psychiatric evaluation by an eating disorder specialist to determine if you actually have an eating disorder. Certainly however consuming too many calories of chocolate can be very filling and make it difficult for you to eat a normal meal. Please set up an appointment with a psychiatrist if you have any further concerns about this or if you find that you are gaining excessive weight or losing excessive weight or if you start vomiting after you eat. Best wishes. ...Read more
I like to add a little bit of concentrated lime or lemon juice to my drinking water. Is conc lemin/lime juice bad for my fertility or my body generall?
Ok, what's the truth about trazadone and citrus? I can't have orange or grapefruit juice ever again?
Interaction: Grapefruit and grapefruit juice inhibits an enzyme in the liver that is responsible for breaking down certain medications, so combining them leads to an increase in the level of that medicine in the blood with potentially grave consequences. So better discuss the issue with your doctor, dosage may be worked out in special circumstances. ...Read more
Does too much fruit cause bloating, constipation, and gas? I notice on days that i eat little fruit that my bloating is gone completely.
Have to drink 1gal golytely (polyethylene glycol). 8oz/10min. Can i mix 8oz with 8oz of juice or is that way too much liquid? It makes me nauseous. Can't handle it.
common problem..: The large volume bowel preps are effective if you drink the whole think over 4 hours or less, which is about one glass every 10 minutes. It will work more diluted if you still get the whole gallon down in 4 hours. There are other newer preps that are more expensive but much easier to take because it is a lot less fluid to get down and the taste is a little better. ...Read more
Why does "inulin" fiber cause so much gas cramping whenever I consume it? Even in a tiny amount it will cause gas cramps.
All fiber causes gas: Try a different kind which you may tolerate better. ...Read more
GI specialist told me to avoid seeds 5 days before my colonoscopy. Does it mean pumpkin, sesame seeds etc or does it include berries etc. thanks.
All seeds please: ...including cucumbers, seeded bagels... Big or small, seeds are often residual findings in the colon after taking an otherwise adequate prep. Since seeds & other solid food debris may occlude optimal views of the colon lining, & thus may hide small polyps or lesions, please avoid their consumption before your colon exam (or you may be getting an invitation to come back with a better prep!) ...Read more
Is any amount of acidic drinks okay if you're worried about tooth decay? I don't drink much soda at all, but really do like orange juice and other citrus juices. I've heard that they're not much better than soda for your teeth. Should i just stop drinking
BrushFlossFluoride: Soda, fruit juice, citrus juice all contain sugar with is harvested by the bacterial plaque in your mouth to make acid which then dissolves the enamel of your teeth. Acidic/sugary drinks can accelerate the process by adding citric acid to the mix as well. As with any sugary foods/drinks, proper brushing and flossing will maintain your teeth healthy and strong. Fluoride rinses are good too! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What cause my urine to smell really badly? I'm not eating asparagus or anything bad. I drink water everyday. Maybe not as much as I'm suppose to.
Many factors: Urine odor can result from many things. Dehydration can lead to a concentrated, malodorous urine. However, it is important to note that infection can also cause an odor and to get urine tested to ensure that this is not the case. Certain medical diseases, such as diabetes, can also affect urine composition and result in an odor as well. Medications may do this also. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I usually eat 2-3cups of spinach a day ( on my green /protein smoothie) friend told me consuming too much spinach can cause kidney stones,trueormith?
Spinach and oxalate: Is true - be careful - Spinach is rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans It is best to avoid these foods. Drink 3 to 4 liters per day ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Almost every night before sleep I eat papaya or apple. Does it will effecting my heath or my blood sugar?
What does drinking carrot juice do for your skin? I heard if you drink too much, your skin will turn orange?
Carrot/skin: Called temporary carotenoderma, if drink more than 3 cups juice daily for several weeks. Is benign. ...Read more
Could drinking lots of water lower potassium? I could pee around 4-13 times a day due to water. No soda no caffeine. Should I cut down or it's normal?
Low sodium: excessive water intake would more likely lead to hyponaremia ...Read more
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