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Why does drinking alkaline water help my body process chemicals from chemo?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ashok Patel
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

It is a myth.

In brief: No

It is a myth.
Dr. Ashok Patel
Dr. Ashok Patel
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It really doesn't

The idea that alkaline water will help your kidneys excrete chemotherapy is simply not true.
Whatever you swallow is exposed to hydrochloric acid (stomach), followed by alkaline enzymes (small intestine). You cannot change the pH of your blood, or increase excretion of chemotherapy, by drinking alkaline water. Drinking lots of any water will help rid your body of chemotherapy!

In brief: It really doesn't

The idea that alkaline water will help your kidneys excrete chemotherapy is simply not true.
Whatever you swallow is exposed to hydrochloric acid (stomach), followed by alkaline enzymes (small intestine). You cannot change the pH of your blood, or increase excretion of chemotherapy, by drinking alkaline water. Drinking lots of any water will help rid your body of chemotherapy!
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Stanley Ostrow
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Increase urineexcretion.

In brief: Yes

Increase urineexcretion.
Dr. Stanley Ostrow
Dr. Stanley Ostrow
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Dr. Guido Tricot
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Every chemotherapy is different.
There are no set rules.

In brief: No

Every chemotherapy is different.
There are no set rules.
Dr. Guido Tricot
Dr. Guido Tricot
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

No evidence for such a thing.

In brief: No

No evidence for such a thing.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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