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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?

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Hypoglycemia

There are some patients that are overly dependent on carbohydrate metabolism to provide metabolic energy.
When carbohydrates are metabolized, carbon dioxide(co2) is produced. Co2 is transformed into carbonic acid in the blood stream which needs to be neutralized by bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These same people tend to run low blood sugars (bs) the low bs stimulates the release of adrenaline.

In brief: Hypoglycemia

There are some patients that are overly dependent on carbohydrate metabolism to provide metabolic energy.
When carbohydrates are metabolized, carbon dioxide(co2) is produced. Co2 is transformed into carbonic acid in the blood stream which needs to be neutralized by bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). These same people tend to run low blood sugars (bs) the low bs stimulates the release of adrenaline.
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