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How does sodium bicarbonate help the kidneys?

How does sodium bicarbonate help the kidneys?

Neutralizes acidity: 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 can also help prevent and treat certain metabolic problems (acidosis) caused by kidney disease. ...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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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 I use nexium with sodium bicarbonate?

Yes: Nexium (esomeprazole) is a prescription medication that counteracts the stomach's acidity. you should not need to take additional bicarbonate to neutralize the stomach acid because the medication works well to do that. There is no contraindication to taking bicarbonate, but it may not help more than the medication. ...Read more

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Is Sodium Bicarbonate good for cleansing the eyes?

Is 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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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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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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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. 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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