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Taking bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) helps during a gout attack?

Taking bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) helps during a gout attack?

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

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Gout (Definition)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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Why would hco3 or sodium bicarbonate be elevated in a persons labs if they have gout?

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

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Can bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda help to cure smelly feet?

Can bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda help to cure smelly feet?

Maybe: Smell usually from bacteria and sweating try cleaning with hibiclens antibacterial soap. Put on undiluted and leave on for 30 secs. Generic ok. ...Read more

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Is baking powder the same as bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda for the treatment of cystitis?

See comment: Basicaly the same. They are not your conventional treatment of cystitis...
No medical textbook advises treatment with baking powder. ...Read more

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How do you know when breast tumour is dead from maple syrup and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda treatment?

How do you know when breast tumour is dead from maple syrup and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda treatment?

Oh my gosh.: I would encourage you to see a breast specialist or general surgeon to evaluate this further - an oncologist if your tumor was malignant. ...Read more

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Is using bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) sodium in cooking harmful for pregnants?

No: No, you can safely cook with bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) sodium (baking soda) while pregnant. Most commonly this is used as a leavening agent in baking, but some people might throw some into their spagetti sauce to make it less acidic. Best of luck with what you are preparing! ...Read more

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How does sodium bicarbonate help the kidneys?

How does sodium bicarbonate help the kidneys?

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

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Does bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda stop smelly feet?

Does bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda stop smelly feet?

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

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What causes a high anion gap and low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)?

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

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Is Sodium Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) good for cleansing the eyes?

Is Sodium Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) good for cleansing the eyes?

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

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Could the bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda be used to treat thrush?

No: You need to use anti-fungal agent, such as Nystatin mouth suspension, or a pill such as fluconazol. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) soda would not work. ...Read more

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Why does blood bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level decrease if you have addison's disease?

Why does blood bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level decrease if you have addison's disease?

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

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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

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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?

Uncommon: 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

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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?

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?

Limit workup: Low uric acid never means anything. The tiny sodium and bicarb deviations may be lab artifacts, suitable to be rechecked during your next health maintenance visit. If you feel well, I would not fault your physician for doing nothing whatever. ...Read more

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What are some situations in which you would lose bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) from the body?

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

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Is sodium bicarbonate safe for infants?

Is sodium bicarbonate safe for infants?

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

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Can you tell me how is sodium bicarbonate used in treating parakeratosis?

It is not: Sodium bicarbonate is not a treatment for parakeratosis. You need to address the cause of this pathological observation. ...Read more

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Can I use nexium (esomeprazole) with sodium bicarbonate?

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

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What exactly does bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) do when it is introduced into the GI tract?

What exactly does bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) do when it is introduced into the GI tract?

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

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My 3yr old had bloods done it showed high cretins and low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) what does that mean?

? Kidney problems: If you mean high creatinine and low bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) it may mean kidney disease or perhaps significant dehydration. Ther doctor that ordered the tests should be able to provide explanations. ...Read more

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My bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is always low to borderline for over a year and my muscles are having issues. How do I raise it?

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

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I believe I have non specific urethritis and have noticed a significant change in pain and discomfort since taking sodium bicarbonate. Please info?

Issues: 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

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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?

If no side effects: Sodium carbonate or soda ash is not poisonous but can be an irritant. So if you don't feel any irritation in your mouth, esophagus or stomach than you should be alright and there will be no problem. ...Read more

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Can sodium bicarbonate take away teeth stains?

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

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Is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda corrosive to tooth enamel?

Not really.: It will "polish" more than corrode.
Microscopically, may show some "grinding" but not significant as to worry about it. ...Read more

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Why need I increase bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) levels in respiratory acidosis?

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

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Why is there an increase in bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) during a chronic respiratory acidosis?

Why is there an increase in bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) during a chronic respiratory acidosis?

Kidneys compensate: Your body tries to buffer the increased carbon dioxide from chronic respiratory acidosis by increasing the bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) absorption from the kidneys to keep the body's pH near 7.4. ...Read more

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We mix sodium bicarbonate with water and use it as deodorant (armpits). it works perfectly. But is it safe?!

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

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