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Sodium Bicarbonate Gout Treatment
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. Therefore, it has no realistic role as a treatment for gout! There are many effective strategies for acute gouty arthritis. See your rheumatologist. ...Read more
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 the blood, preventing uric acid deposition in the joints. Perhaps your bodywork was performed after trying this treatment? Using hco3 can dangerously raise your bloodpressure, so be careful. ...Read more
Is baking powder the same as bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda for the treatment of cystitis?
Basicaly the same. They are not your conventional treatment of cystitis...
No medical textbook advises treatment with baking powder. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with interstitial cystitis. Can a dsmo w/ lidocaine and sodium bicarbonate treatment cause constipation?
How do you know when breast tumour is dead from maple syrup and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda treatment?
Neutralizes acidity: Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) makes the urine less acidic. This effect helps the kidneys get rid of uric acid, thus helping to prevent gout and kidney stones. It can help the body get rid of excess amounts of certain types of medications. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) can also help prevent and treat certain metabolic problems (acidosis) caused by kidney disease. ...Read more
Smelly feet: Yes. The medical term for smelly feet is bromohydrosis. Foot odor is most commonly caused by excessive perspiration (hyperhydrosis). Fungus and bacteria live in a dark, warm and moist environment. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda helps to neutralize the ph of the feet and therefore may eliminate the odor. Antiperspirant spray best to decrease the moisture! Preferably all natural type. ...Read more
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 the body. If unchecked, metabolic acidosis leads to acidemia, i.e., blood ph is low (less than 7.35) due to increased production of hydrogen by the body or the inability of the body to form bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (hco3-) in the kidney. ...Read more
Not really: Hello and thanks for using HealthTap. The eyes do not really need cleaning. Tears protect the eyes and provide the ideal environment for keeping the eyes clean and healthy. ...Read more
Loss of Aldosterone: Metabolic acidosis (increased h+ and blood acidity) due to decreased bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level in addisonian crisis is due to loss of the hormone aldosterone because sodium reabsorption in the distal tubule is linked with acid/hydrogen ion (h+) secretion. Less aldosterone stimulation of the renal distal tubule leads to sodium wasting in urine and h+ retention in the serum, resulting in bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) drop. ...Read more
Last night took 1 tea spoon of sodium carbonate thinking it was sodium bicarbonate. No side effects yet. Should I worry?
Let explain: Sodium carbonate is a chemical present in a variety of commonly used industrial and household products, such as certain bleaching agents, automatic dishwashing detergents and glass and paper products. This substance, also referred to as soda ash or washing soda, may cause severe side effects if swallowed, inhaled or exposed to the skin. If you develop symptoms of sodium carbonate. ...Read more
Is the intravenous infusion that is given to a patient is the same as sodium bicarbonate or has some sodium bicarbonate added to some medication. Thx?
Bicarbonate in intravenous infusion is uncommon and may be used infrequently to correct acid-base balance in metabolic disorders.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
My sodium test result is 134 (137-148) mmol/l it's below normal and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is 21 (24-30) and my uric acid is 150 (200-425) umol/l why?
What can I do for acid reflux. Been on omperazole/sod bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) 40mg two months and it helped now off it and take per needed but now not helping?
Then you: Should go back on it all the time and not as needed and see if you can get your symptoms back under control. If Morisot your doc ...Read more
Diarrhea/kidney: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) is one of the major buffers of the acids consumed everyday. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) can be lost in urine and stool depending on the cause. Diarrhea causes excessive loss in the stools, and some kidney disorders can cause bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) wasting in the urine. ...Read more
No: Sodium bicarbonate is a symptom relief measure used in adults experiencing heartburn or reflux. Adults have kidneys that can get rid of the extra bicarbonate. Infants do not have this ability. If your child is experiencing reflux symptoms talk with your pediatrician. However, please do not give your infant sodium bicarbonate, unless you are specifically to by your doctor and in what amount. ...Read more
Yes: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a prescription medication that counteracts the stomach's acidity. You should not need to take additional bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to neutralize the stomach acid because the medication works well to do that. There is no contraindication to taking bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate), but it may not help more than the medication. ...Read more
Acid neutralization: I'm assuming you're asking about stomach acid, which must be buffered before proper digestion of food can take place in the small bowel. The pancreas assists with both functions--by production of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) that neutralizes stomach acid in the material that enters the small bowel, as well as production of enzymes that work to digest starches and proteins in that ingested food. ...Read more
My bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is always low to borderline for over a year and my muscles are having issues. How do I raise it?
Low bicarb: To know how to correct it, we need to know what caused it in the first place. I see chronic diarrhea as one of your conditions. It's possible that it is the cause for it. Correct it and see if bicarb goes up. ...Read more
I believe I have non specific urethritis and have noticed a significant change in pain and discomfort since taking sodium bicarbonate. Please info?
NSU is felt to be a type of std in some circles. This may not be what you have. Would ask why you are taking Na bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Make sure of what you have and see a doctor or urologist. This may well be a UTI. Get the best treatment after you have had a urine culture done.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Last night me and my husband took a teaspoon of sodium carbonate by mistake thinking it was bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). No side effects yet. Should we worry?
Yes: Also known as baking soda. Baking soda was commonly used by mixing with water and using it to brush your teeth. Dentists don't recommend using it this way, but many toothpaste companies have incorporated sodium bicarbonate in their whitening toothpastes. If used properly, these toothpastes are helpful for removing extrinsic stains. If the staining is intrinsic, no amount of baking soda will work. ...Read more
It will "polish" more than corrode.
Microscopically, may show some "grinding" but not significant as to worry about it. ...Read more
Acid-base: Physiology is like a delicate balance. If one organ fails to carry its weight, another organ has to compensate. For your acid-base balance, bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (regulated by the kidney) is one side of the balance, and co2 (the lungs responsibility) is the other. If the lungs allow you to accumulate too much co2, then the kidneys (if healthy) will make and retain more bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). ...Read more
Since taking the sodium bicarbonate/citric acid, I think I'm retaining water. Should I be worried?
Sodium: If you are taking a lot could be a problem. Ask your doctor if you should be taking it. ...Read more
Why is there an increase in bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) during a chronic respiratory acidosis?
We mix sodium bicarbonate with water and use it as deodorant (armpits). it works perfectly. But is it safe?!
It's safe: It doesn't work very well. Nowadays if you have body odor, you'll be at risk to lose your job and nobody will tell you the real reason. You also can't smell yourself. The old lie about ordinary deodorants causing cancer was traced back to a guy selling a phony mineral deodorant. Be smart. ...Read more