Bicarbonate-Based Antacid Use

Evaluating Risk Factors: Bicarbonate-Based Antacid Use

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as bicarbonate-based antacid use — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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If you indicate history of antacid use or currently using antacid, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you used bicarbonate-based antacids? An example is Alka-Seltzer.
Possible responses:
→ No
→ Minor use in the past only
→ Significant use in the past only
→ Regular use, for up to 6 months
→ Regular use, for more than 6 months

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no history of bicarbonate use, minor history of bicarbonate use, history of regular bicarbonate use or regular bicarbonate use, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux.
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