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Sodium Bicarbonate Iv Push
Tubular acidosis question. Gfr improves consistently with b12 shot and bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate). Nephrologists refer dialysis but crt 2.6 to 1.5 with bicarb. !?
Here are some...: Glad to see her acidosis has been improved from taking sodium bicarbonate. Known to us, dialysis is designed for fluid overload and/or electrolyte and acid-alkaline imbalance. Do nephrologists recommend dailysis now or refer for pre-dialysis assessment? So, ask her doctors for specifics and relevance for renal tubular acidosis, dialysis, etc. because online 400-letter does not suffice to address.. ...Read more
I took doxycycline hyclate & water w/added electrolytes (calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium bicarbonate) . Severe skin rash. Connection?
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
If pt has potassium 3.3 mmol/L sodium 146 mmolL corrected calcium 2.63 mmol/L magnesium 0.70 mmol/L chloride 95 CHF renal & hepatic failure is it OK to add KCL 30 mmol to normal saline IV?
IV FlUID: The decision is an individualized doctor-specific and patient-specific judgement. ...Read more
Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?
Yes, however...: I strongly advise you take Vitamin C, ideally 1000 mg 2-3x/day, but you should try to find forms without sodium. I don't know what's available in Denmark, but in the US you can find ascorbic acid, or calcium or magnesium ascorbate without sodium. Lypo-spheric Vit. C is esp. well-absorbed,but has 120 mg of sodium, but a low sodium diet usually allows 2000mg/day. Vit. C is best with bioflavonoids. ...Read more
How does 0.1 mg florinef (fludrocortisone) work differently or similarly to 1 tsp salt in gatorade? And wil florinef (fludrocortisone) retain as much sodium as the sodium in gatorade?
Complicated: That is a complicated answer. Florinef (fludrocortisone) is a mineralocorticoid ( a steroid) that prevents loss of sodium into the urine. So if you are prescribed Florinef (fludrocortisone) you likely have a salt losing kidney issue. So if you in fact do have that problem the salt that you take in will be excreted into the urine and will not help expand your blood volume. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is potassium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) better than p.chloride in pt with recurring metabolic acidosis? Pot. has been low & magnesium goes low then borderline high
Interpret a bun level of 5(mg/dl), creatinine of 0.76(mg/dl), sodium. 136(mmol/l), potassium. 4.10(mmol/l), chloride. 98(mmol/l), bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). 22(mmo?
There may be: Some discomfort from holding in a large bolus of fluid in the rectum - as it reflexively causes the urge to defecate. ...Read more
Ckd patient with hyponatremia. Is it safe to take 650 mg sodium bicarbonate with 40 mg lasix (furosemide) to prevent water retention? Is sodium bicarbonate renoprotective?
Depends: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) is not reno-protective. However, high acid levels in the blood affect heart function, muscle function and kidney function. Reducing the blood acid level (seen by a rising bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level or pH level) improves muscle function including the heart which improves kidney circulation. It also allows the kidneys to better control potassium levels. You can help the process by avoiding sodas! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fleet enema: It will not hurt to do that this time, but it is not a good idea to become dependent on needing enemas regularly. Basic bowel care such as getting lots of fiber and lots of fluids is the initial step. If you have chronic problems with constipation, see your doctor or consider a consult here. Good luck. ...Read more
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If you lose bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) through diarrhea to below range levels- does the body start leaching bicarb from muscles?
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