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Maintain your body ph

Unani Specialist, Delhi
Maintain your body ph (remove the most common cause of cancer)
1-- one third spoon of baking soda
2--2 spoon of fresh lemon juice
3--300 ml water
Mix all of these and drink at a time.
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You Could Die If Your Blood pH Level Changes By Just 2 Points. Did You Know This?

Dr.Pratik Banerjee 89% (260ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
You Could Die If Your Blood pH Level Changes By Just 2 Points. Did You Know This?
If your blood pH were to vary 1 or 2 points in either direction, it would change the electrical chemistry in your body, there would be no electrical power and in short duration you would drop dead!

Answers to the following 3 questions will tell you why your body’s pH balancing regulates your health and life-

Q1) What is pH?
- pH is a measure of how acidic or alkaline something is, and our blood pH must be slightly alkaline for us to keep healthy. The scale ranges from 1 to 14 with 1 being very acid, 7 neutral and 14 very alkaline. The ideal pH level for your blood is around 7.35 and we help our bodies to maintain this pH balance by eating more alkaline-forming foods and fewer acid-forming foods.

Q2) How does your body strike a balance?
- When we consume acid-forming foods, our body works to bring our blood pH back into balance by releasing alkaline-rich minerals into our bloodstream (e.g. calcium, phosphorus and magnesium).
- If we don’t eat enough alkaline-generating foods, then our body pulls these minerals from our bones, teeth and other organs. This can be a risk to our immune system making us weaker.

Q3) What should you eat?
Eat a diet that consists of 60-80% alkaline-forming foods and about 20-40% acid-forming foods.
- Alkaline-forming foods: Most fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, seeds, and herbal teas.
- Acid-forming foods: Most grains, beans, meats, dairy products, fish, fast foods, and processed foods.

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Dr.Amitoj Garg 90% (408ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mohali
Avoid using a shampoo with an unbalanced ph as it can cause hair loss and dandruff.
3 people found this helpful

Dr.Archana Dharankar Patil 90% (620ratings)
DNB (Dermatology), MBBS
Dermatologist, Thane
Avoid using a shampoo with an unbalanced ph as it can cause hair loss and dandruff.
35 people found this helpful

Dr.Elizabeth 93% (4093ratings)
MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
Avoid using a shampoo with an unbalanced ph as it can cause hair loss and dandruff.

Dr.Gunvant Mayavanshi 88% (12ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Anand
Do not use a shampoo with an unbalanced pH as it will trigger hair loss and dandruff.
5 people found this helpful

Dr.Preety Punatar 87% (44ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Jamnagar
Body of male and female when planning for pregnancy should be PH balanced and detoxified preferably for the best embryo.
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - How To Handle It?

Dr.Prashant Saxena 87% (55ratings)
MS - General Surgery, MD - Physician
General Surgeon, Dehradun
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - How To Handle It?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is also called as acid reflux. It is a long-term digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter, the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach which causes the stomach contents to come back up into the esophagus resulting in either symptoms or complications. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is mild acid reflux that occurs at least twice a week or moderate-to-severe acid reflux which occurs at least once a week.

Epidemiology

In western populations, GERD affects approximately 10% to 20% of the population and 0.4% newly develop the condition. In developed nations, the prevalence rate of GERD is associated with age; with adults aged 60 to 70 being the most commonly affected.

Signs and Symptoms

Esophageal symptoms include:

  • Heartburn
  • Regurgitation of food or sour liquid
  • Dysphagia
  • Sensation of a lump in the throat

Extraesophageal symptoms include:

Risk Factors

  1. Obesity
  2. Pregnancy
  3. Hiatus hernia
  4. Scleroderma and systemic sclerosis
  5. The use of medicines such as prednisolone
  6. Delayed stomach emptying Zollinger-Ellison syndrome which can show an increase in gastric acidity because of gastrin production
  7. A high blood calcium level which can increase gastrin production, leading to increased acidity
  8. Visceroptosis or Glénard syndrome, in which the stomach has sunk in the abdomen upsetting the motility and acid secretion of the stomach.

Factors that can increase acid reflux involve:

  • Smoking habit
  • Eating heavy meals or eating late at night
  • Eating fatty or fried foods
  • Drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol or coffee
  • Medications, such as aspirin
  • Tight clothes
  • Increased intra-abdominal pressure

Differential Diagnosis

  1. Heart disease causing chest pain
  2. Laryngopharyngeal reflux OR extraesophageal reflux disease
  3. Infection
  4. Peptic ulcer
  5. Esophageal spasm

Complications

  1. Narrowing of the esophagus (esophageal stricture): Stomach acid causes the formation of a scar tissue which narrows the food pathway.
  2. An open sore in the esophagus (esophageal ulcer): Acid causes an open sore which bleeds, causes pain, and makes swallowing difficult.
  3. Precancerous changes in the esophagus (Barrett's esophagus): Damage from acid can cause changes in the tissue lining the lower esophagus
  4. Anemia

How to arrive at the diagnosis?

  1. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy/esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  2. Esophageal manometry
  3. Ambulatory 24-hour pH monitoring

Treatment

The goals of treatment are controlling symptoms, healing esophagitis, and prevention of recurrent esophagitis or other complications.

Lifestyle modifications include the following:

  1. Losing weight (if overweight)
  2. Eating small and frequent meals instead of large meals
  3. Waiting 3 hours after a meal to lie down
  4. Elevating the head end of the bed by 8 inches
  5. Avoiding bending or stooping positions

Medications

Surgery

  • Transthoracic and transabdominal fundoplication
  • Placement of a device to augment the lower esophageal sphincter
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - Know Complications Of It!

Dr.Vedant H Karvir 89% (27ratings)
MBBS, MD-Gastroentrology, Fellowship in Gastroenterology, FACG
Gastroenterologist, Mumbai
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - Know Complications Of It!

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is also called as acid reflux. It is a long-term digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter, the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach which causes the stomach contents to come back up into the esophagus resulting in either symptoms or complications. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is mild acid reflux that occurs at least twice a week or moderate-to-severe acid reflux which occurs at least once a week.

Epidemiology

In western populations, GERD affects approximately 10% to 20% of the population and 0.4% newly develop the condition. In developed nations, the prevalence rate of GERD is associated with age; with adults aged 60 to 70 being the most commonly affected.

Signs and Symptoms

Esophageal symptoms include:

  • Heartburn
  • Regurgitation of food or sour liquid
  • Dysphagia
  • Sensation of a lump in the throat

Extraesophageal symptoms include:

  1. Coughing and/or wheezing
  2. Hoarseness, sore throat, or
  3. Otitis media
  4. Noncardiac chest pain
  5. Enamel erosion or other dental manifestations
  6. New or worsening asthma
  7. Disrupted sleep

Risk Factors

  1. Obesity
  2. Pregnancy
  3. Hiatus hernia
  4. Scleroderma and systemic sclerosis
  5. The use of medicines such as prednisolone
  6. Delayed stomach emptying Zollinger-Ellison syndrome which can show an increase in gastric acidity because of gastrin production
  7. A high blood calcium level which can increase gastrin production, leading to increased acidity
  8. Visceroptosis or Glénard syndrome, in which the stomach has sunk in the abdomen upsetting the motility and acid secretion of the stomach.

Factors that can increase acid reflux involve:

  1. Smoking habit
  2. Eating heavy meals or eating late at night
  3. Eating fatty or fried foods
  4. Drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol or coffee
  5. Medications, such as aspirin
  6. Tight clothes
  7. Increased intra-abdominal pressure

Differential Diagnosis

  1. Heart disease causing chest pain
  2. Laryngopharyngeal reflux OR extraesophageal reflux disease
  3. Infection
  4. Peptic ulcer
  5. Esophageal spasm

Complications

  1. Narrowing of the esophagus (esophageal stricture): Stomach acid causes the formation of a scar tissue which narrows the food pathway.
  2. An open sore in the esophagus (esophageal ulcer): Acid causes an open sore which bleeds, causes pain and makes swallowing difficult.
  3. Precancerous changes in the esophagus (Barrett's esophagus): Damage from acid can cause changes in the tissue lining the lower esophagus
  4. Anemia

How to arrive at the diagnosis?

  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy/esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Ambulatory 24-hour pH monitoring

Treatment

The goals of treatment are controlling symptoms, healing esophagitis, and prevention of recurrent esophagitis or other complications. Lifestyle modifications include the following:

  • Losing weight (if overweight)
  • Eating small and frequent meals instead of large meals
  • Waiting 3 hours after a meal to lie down
  • Elevating the head end of the bed by 8 inches
  • Avoiding bending or stooping positions

Medications

  1. H2 receptor antagonists (ranitidine, cimetidine)
  2. Proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole, pantoprazole)
  3. Prokinetic agents (aluminum hydroxide)
  4. Antacids (magnesium hydroxide)

Surgery

  1. Transthoracic and transabdominal fundoplication
  2. Placement of a device to augment the lower esophageal sphincter
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - How To Get Rid Of It?

MBBS, DNB ( General Surgery ), DNB - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Pune
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - How To Get Rid Of It?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is also called as acid reflux. It is a long-term digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter, the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach which causes the stomach contents to come back up into the esophagus resulting in either symptoms or complications. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is mild acid reflux that occurs at least twice a week or moderate-to-severe acid reflux which occurs at least once a week.

Epidemiology

In western populations, GERD affects approximately 10% to 20% of the population and 0.4% newly develop the condition. In developed nations, the prevalence rate of GERD is associated with age; with adults aged 60 to 70 being the most commonly affected.

Signs and Symptoms

Esophageal symptoms include:

  • Heartburn
  • Regurgitation of food or sour liquid
  • Dysphagia
  • Sensation of a lump in the throat

Extraesophageal symptoms include:

  1. Coughing and/or wheezing
  2. Hoarseness, sore throat, or
  3. Otitis media
  4. Noncardiac chest pain
  5. Enamel erosion or other dental manifestations
  6. New or worsening asthma
  7. Disrupted sleep

Risk Factors

  1. Obesity
  2. Pregnancy
  3. Hiatus hernia
  4. Scleroderma and systemic sclerosis
  5. The use of medicines such as prednisolone
  6. Delayed stomach emptying Zollinger-Ellison syndrome which can show an increase in gastric acidity because of gastrin production
  7. A high blood calcium level which can increase gastrin production, leading to increased acidity
  8. Visceroptosis or Glénard syndrome, in which the stomach has sunk in the abdomen upsetting the motility and acid secretion of the stomach.

Factors that can increase acid reflux involve:

  1. Smoking habit
  2. Eating heavy meals or eating late at night
  3. Eating fatty or fried foods
  4. Drinking certain beverages, such as alcohol or coffee
  5. Medications, such as aspirin
  6. Tight clothes
  7. Increased intra-abdominal pressure

Differential Diagnosis

  1. Heart disease causing chest pain
  2. Laryngopharyngeal reflux OR extraesophageal reflux disease
  3. Infection
  4. Peptic ulcer
  5. Esophageal spasm

Complications

  1. Narrowing of the esophagus (esophageal stricture): Stomach acid causes the formation of a scar tissue which narrows the food pathway.
  2. An open sore in the esophagus (esophageal ulcer): Acid causes an open sore which bleeds, causes pain, and makes swallowing difficult.
  3. Precancerous changes in the esophagus (Barrett's esophagus): Damage from acid can cause changes in the tissue lining the lower esophagus
  4. Anemia

How to arrive at the diagnosis?

  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy/esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Ambulatory 24-hour pH monitoring

Treatment

The goals of treatment are controlling symptoms, healing esophagitis, and prevention of recurrent esophagitis or other complications. Lifestyle modifications include the following:

  • Losing weight (if overweight)
  • Eating small and frequent meals instead of large meals
  • Waiting 3 hours after a meal to lie down
  • Elevating the head end of the bed by 8 inches
  • Avoiding bending or stooping positions

Medications

  1. H2 receptor antagonists (ranitidine, cimetidine)
  2. Proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole, pantoprazole)
  3. Prokinetic agents (aluminum hydroxide)
  4. Antacids (magnesium hydroxide)

Surgery

  1. Transthoracic and transabdominal fundoplication
  2. Placement of a device to augment the lower esophageal sphincter
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