What is Pineapple juice?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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The build-up of saliva is a common problem among people with ALS who have tongue and throat muscles that are weak and not able to automatically swallow the saliva that builds up in the mouth. Sips of carbonated drinks, hot tea w/lemon, juices such as Rose's Lime, apple, pineapple and papaya may help

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Excess saliva 2 3
Abdominal bloating 1 1
Depression with anxiety 1 0
General health 1 1
Inflammation 1 0
Nausea 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pineapple juice

Side effect Patients
Euphoria 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Pineapple juice

Dosage Patients
1 other twice daily 1
237 mL daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Pineapple juice

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
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Duration

Currently using Pineapple juice

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Pineapple juice

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for Pineapple juice

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Boo Boo
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Boo Boo
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I have:
ALS

See Boo Boo's full Pineapple juice history

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Jun 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage:
Advice & Tips: Use fresh pineapple juice not the concentrated stuff. It is the enzymes in it that break down the saliva and make it easier to swallow.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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