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Can a daily intake of sodium bicarbonate help with diarrhea

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Metabolic Acidosis: In medicine, metabolic acidosis is a condition that occurs when the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
No: Probably not unless you have kidney disease, heart disease or liver disease. Due to the amount of sodium in this regimen, i would not recommend it lon... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Sodium: If you are taking a lot could be a problem. Ask your doctor if you should be taking it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Horng
Pulmonary Critical Care 20 years experience
Kidneys compensate: Your body tries to buffer the increased carbon dioxide from chronic respiratory acidosis by increasing the bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) absorption... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Manek
Specializes in Rheumatology
Acute Gout: Sodium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) once it enters the stomach, turns into water and a carbon dioxide gas. The pH of blood is unaffected. Therefo... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Serum bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate): Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) in our blood acts as an essentisl acid buffer. Its concentration is tightly governed and regulated between 22 and 28 ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Abrams
Podiatry 30 years experience
They shouldn't: Gout occurs when uric acid is produced often in an acidic environment. Hco3 can be used as a buffer when added to water creating more alkalinity in ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Bicarb wrong choice: There are lots of reasons for abdominal bloating & many are not due to the GI tract. Bowel "problems" often accompany GI disorders--whether functi... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Uncommon: Bicarbonate in intravenous infusion is uncommon and may be used infrequently to correct acid-base balance in metabolic disorders. For good health - Ha... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
Urology 59 years experience
NO: No, but it'll make you burp !
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
No: They should not cause any harm

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