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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

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


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Will sodium bicarb cause hypotension?

Will sodium bicarb cause hypotension?

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 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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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.

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 more

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Low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Causes, dangers?? No loose bowels or medications. Chest pain for a month. Doctor said heart is ok, just a little fast.

You're still GOOD!: I think we spoke this morning, no ? Low bicarb is nothing to be alarmed about . If you'd like to send it to me in an INBOX consultation message I'd be happy to read it in the context of any other labs or test results you may have. I'll be finishing your note later this evening so please watch for it. Have you considered something like YOGA CLASSES? www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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Would low blood bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) cause you to wake up during the night 4 times, sweating with racing heart like body is being flooded w/ adrenaline?

Would low blood bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) cause you to wake up during the night 4 times, sweating with racing heart like body is being flooded w/ adrenaline?

Associated.: The low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level is usually caused by a metabolic abnormality; it may be associated with your symptoms although the low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) might not be the primary cause. The cause is more likely to be the abnormality which is causing your low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level. ...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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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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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

Dr. John Tetzlaff
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Sodium Bicarbonate (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bicarbonate (Definition)

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