Sodium bicarbonate

What is Sodium bicarbonate?

Sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate is the chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3.

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my nephrologist says that I have acidosis. I take 2 sodium bicarbonate twice daily. I do not know anything about this condition. my creatinine and








my nephrologist says that I have acidosis. I take 2 sodium bicarbonate tablets twice daily, my creatinine and



my nephrologist says that I have acidosis. I take 2 sodium bicarbonate tablets daily; my creatinine and bun are also elevated, can you help me understand acidosis?












doctor1 MD

Hello,

If your creatinine and blood urea are high, your doctor would have told you that your kidney function is reduced. Acid is normally produced in the body by the metabolic processes that sustain us. This is excreted by the kidneys so that the blood is kept at the normal pH. When the kidney...

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Would it be ok to take a little bit of baking soda daily dissolved in water? Would it hurt me and how much would you recommend to help maintain the body's PH.

doctor1 MD

Hi

Thanks for posting your query

Baking Soda a day to day sodium bicarbonate has got good number of medicinal properties

Yet as with every medicinal product, there are few facts you should be aware of :

Sodium bicarbonate can be used orally in doses of 1/2 tsp in 4 oz of water every two hours for...

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What can cause a very little spec of bright red blood in stool and no appetitite and excessive belching? The only think i took was sodium bicarbonate/prisolec. I dont have any cramping in my stomach. Also a feeling of being lightheaded...and a fluctuating blood pressure and heart rate.

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Brief Answer:
Please refer to the answer below

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

- First of all, I need to know the right color of your stool - is it bright red like fresh blood or cherry appearance?

- Have you passed stool like dark-coffee in the color?

- For how long have you seen blood in your stool?


Next,...

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Hi my daughter is 11 months shes underweight by 1.5 kgs . She was born 2.5 kgs. Now she s just 6.25 . We had done her blood test it showed high on calcium and lil less on sodium bicarbonate. I showed her to nephrologist. She said baby gows 3 times of her weight in a year she s growin fine.. Pls comment. Also my daughter was born with jaundice my doc gVe her phtotothrapy. My daughter was born very fair and she was fAir for long nut after phototherapy she turned completely dark, she s 11 months now and her borage shows 4 diff colours, face Wheatley, legs burnt blac, hips blue black, hands dark..... And ESP neck had 3 lines White , black White ... Pls suggest

doctor1 MD

Hi...your daughter is definitely underweight even when compared with her age or with her birth weight. Low bicarbonate is suggestive of metabolic acidosis and she definitely needs further evaluation for -

1. Renal tubular acidosis
2. Inborn errors of metabolism.
3. Other causes of failure to...

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last couple of days had a pain in left side of stomach , almost like the type of muscle pain you get when you try to move the day after doing lots of sit ups. Stomach is very bloated - the pain is a dull ache which is always there but a sharper pain when I try to move eg standing to sitting. Then yesterday sex was painful and I bled - very red - have not bled since but still have the pain. Any idea what it could be?

doctor1 MD

Hello Rachel,

Thank you for posting to us.
Per your description you are having problems which might be unrelated. Your stomach pain and bloating is due to indigestion/dyspepsia. We could also think of an irritable bowel syndrome. In that case, you will need antispasmodic medication and sodium...

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Suffering from Gout for the past one and half years. I had taken body building supplements and went on a high protein - low carb diet but I can reverse it now. From my test results 8 months back uric acid has not crossed the upper limit. I get relief from gout pain as soon as I have quarter teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate but I don't take it always may be when things are severe once in six months. I am beginning to believe there is treatment if I can reverse the acid/base balance in my body. I think a bicarbonate blood test can explain part of the story...I have 2.0 bilirubin, kidney was ok last time I checked with a doctor but I do get lot of stomach gas and even the best doctors in Calcutta don't know whats happening

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for your query.

Your billirubin level is high and it shows that your liver is not functioning well which can cause indigestion and gas problems because of improper absorption .

For that matter do your liver function tests at first instance along with ultrasound abdomen.

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I have pain and swelling in the right toe for three weeks and have elevated levels of uric acid in blood (7.4). The doctor has advised me to take sodium bicarbonate 900 mg three times a day for 30 days. I am on medication for 2 weeks, swelling is still there. Please advice

doctor1 MD

Hello,

As the medicine you are advised should be continued in the Frist stage. The second thing is you can use hot water fermentation or quick icing to reduce the swelling and pain.

Keep the leg elevated over the pillow. If the uric acid levels are high then good water consumption is advised.

Do...

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I have pain and swelling in the right toe for three weeks and have elevated levels of uric acid in blood (7.4). The doctor has advised me to take sodium bicarbonate 900 mg three times a day for 30 days. I am on medication for 2 weeks, swelling is still there. Please advice

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Hello,my husband and I went to dinner 2 days ago and since then he started to have servere left upper back pain(like a muscle cramp )but then he began to have flatulance and belching .he has tried baking soda & warm water, gas x and pepto bismol,it helped a little but he still is unable to lay flat because of pain.what else can he try? Thanks

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I was stung on the lower calf four days ago and the swelling and pain and redness are persisting. I did treat it with ice pack right away. Since then I have taken benadryl, made a paste of baking soda and opened a capsule of benadryl and applied that. Very little relief. It continues to be very red down to my foot and swollen, having a hard time sleeping. Shall I continue to wait it out?

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hi, i am still having heart papiltations since last Thurday. I was diagnosed with tachycardia in March. What can i do? i tried drinking some baking soda and water a few minutes ago, but I read that baking soda can be dangerous, so I didn't drink all of it. This (heart palp.) is a bit scary for me. I am only 21. I have been drinking a lot of water though. I also took some apple cider approx 3 times today and yesterday. I had alot of dirrhea yesterday (mainly last night). I have been having a bunch of gas trapped inside of me too. I think it's a digestion (indigestion) and dehydration problem. Please help me.

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Is there any evidence that a daily use of sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate as a nasal wash has anosmia side effect?

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Hello Doctor, Hope you are doing well. I am following up on my dad's condition who is suffering from IBS . He was using sporlax and lactulose syrup for past 10 days but there is not much improvement this time. He initially took 10ML of lactulose...

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