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Can Baking Soda Help Lower Creatinine


2013-11-25 09:34

Can Baking Soda Help Lower CreatinineBaking Soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate. It belongs to bicarbonate, can it neutralize with creatine so as to lower creatinine in the blood?

What is creatinine?

Creatinine is the metabolic product of creatine. Under normal circumstances, the production of creatinine is stable. They are mainly excreted by kidneys. When your kidneys are damaged, it can not effectively be discharged out of body, resulting in high creatinine level. Generally speaking, when creatinine level increases, it means the kidney function reduces to less than 50 percent.

Functions of baking soda

As we all know, kidneys monitor and control acidity or acid-base balance of the blood. When kidneys fail to work properly, acid-base balance will also be destroyed. We have referred that baking soda belongs to bicarbonate. If the blood is too acidic, the kidney makes bicarbonate to restore the bloods pH balance. If the blood is too alkaline, then the kidney excretes bicarbonate into the urine to restore the balance.

Due to over-consumption of protein, our body always become acid. When protein breaks down in our bodies they break into strong acids. Bicarbonate ions neutralize the acid conditions required for chronic inflammatory reactions. Hence, sodium bicarbonate is of benefit in the treatment of a range of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as kidney disease. As long as kidney function improves, creatinine level decreases.

From the above, we can see that baking soda can slow the progress of chronic kidney disease. However, for kidney patients, there are restrictions to their diet. One of them is low-sodium diet. Sodium has the function of increasing blood pressure and worsen the retention of water in the blood, resulting in high blood pressure and edema. Baking soda contains sodium. Therefore, we should pay attention to it before we add it to out diet. You had better consult a dietitian for sure.



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