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Will Sodium Bicarbonate Cause Hypotension
Hypotension is also known as Low blood pressure. Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more
Nope: Any liquid with salt (sodium) will likely maintain or increase blood pressure. The only time that sodium bicarb would cause problems and lower blood pressure is in someone who has a weak heart and has already congestive heart failure which would be worsened and thus drop blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a fungi on my tongue. What are the causes for that? How can I get rid of it? I use sodium bicarbonate to wash it.
Needs evaluation: Fungal infections of the tongue and oral cavity are not uncommon.A recent course of oral antibiotics or daily use of inhalers can increase the risk.There are many other conditions which can mimic a fungal infection.Most, like geographic tongue, are self limited and harmless, but some are very serious and may be a sign of an underlying health problem. Make an appointment to have your tongue evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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