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Natural remedies to help rejuvenate your kidney - baking soda or lemon water?
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videocreatoracademy posted:
My kidney has recently become soar, I'm 55, have taken a lot of naproxen the last couple yrs and have read about the benefits of oral intake of baking soda and/or water with lemon daily - my question is can this help in reducing occasional pain and if so how much baking soda should I drink in a glass of water daily?
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mrscora01 responded:
I know that some kidney patients are told to take baking soda because they have ph problems (acidic) with their blood. I don't know what the soda would do if you don't have this problem. Maybe make your blood too alkaline which can also be dangerous.

Have you had kidney tests done? Naproxen can damage your kidneys and you need to know if anything is wrong and what specifically to do about it, rather than shooting in the dark with lemon or baking soda (one is acidic, one is alkaline, so they would have opposite effects).

Cora


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