Chronic Kidney Disease usually requires patients to pay highly attention to their daily diets, because a wrong eating plan may aggravate kidney damage, affecting patients’ whole body health. Well then, is baking soda beneficial to people with chronic kidney disease?
Everything has two sides, and there is no exception with baking soda. Actually, whether it is beneficial for kidney disease patients depends on their specific illness conditions.
On the one hand, baking soda is good for healthy for renal disease patients.
Drinking baking soda is an effective way to treat gout.
Patients with CKD may have the symptom of high uric acid level. Fortunately, the drink can help kidneys to remove uric acid out of body by alkalifying. So patients can drink soda to alleviate uric acid level.
Indigestion is also the complication of kidney disease. A more cost-effective way to relieve occasional heartburn and indigestion is to stir half a teaspoon of baking soda into half a cup of water and drink it an hour or two after meals.
In addition, patients with too much gastric acid also can drink baking soda.
On the other hand, baking soda may aggravate kidney damage.
The drink can reduce uric acid but cannot balance the pH value in blood. It is not good for normal people to drink baking soda for a long time, not to mention CKD patients.
What’s more, baking soda contains much sodium which is very harmful for patients with high blood pressure and edema.
Therefore, it is important to make decision based on your illness conditions. If you have no idea, you can talk with our Online Doctor directly! By the way, in CKD treatment, aside from dietary restrictions, it is important to receive medical treatments. Aside from dialysis and kidney transplant, you can also receive alternative treatments in Shijiazhuang Kidney Disease Hospital. More info, please remember to contact us!