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Feeling weak, muscle spasming, got blood test which showed high blood levels of bicarbonate (co2) what does it mean?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Hi bicarb musclespas: You have alkalosis? Can be due to low potassium, diarrhea, vomiting, eating licorice every day, dipping licorice flavored licorice several times a day, you just moved from a warm climate to a very hot once & are still heat adapting you your body, u r taking a diuretic or a laxative. Taking a supplement that contains licorice or a diuretic or a laxative. To mention a few, discuss these with team

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Last updated Dec 3, 2020

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