Baking Soda for CKD ?

Found this in a different forum --

My doctor had suggested I take lisinopril- 10 years ago - to protect kidney damage ..

NEED your opinions - please >

*** "" Has anyone's nephrologist suggested sodium bicarbonate? My creatinine has been slowly rising from 1.0 (since 1997) to 1.1 (2011) to 1.33 (April 25, 2016). At 1.1 in 2011, I was told by a nephrologist that I probably did not have CKD. I am female, 5'10", and fairly muscular, so he said I could have gfr higher than what creatinine indicated (at that time 58). However, at 1.33 creatinine (egfr 48), there is no denying that I most likely do have CKD. I am very worried, which has made me do some research. There are many studies indicating that sodium bicarbonate may help preserve kidney function in individuals with low serum CO2 levels. My CO2 level is always in the low 20's, which is considered low, yet the nephrologist didn't mention the baking soda/bicarbonate. With the research, it seems that more nephrologists would recommend the bicarbonate treatment. So why don't they? Here is a link to one of the studies:

S...... , age 43 ( female )

Creatinine 1997: 1.0

Creatinine May 2011: 1.16 Diagnosed w/ renal insufficiency by family doctor

August 2011: Nephrologist did not feel I have kidney disease, although my eGFR is 58

HBP: controlled with lisinopril "" ****

NOTE : I know that lisinopril is prescribed for high BP.

How does it protect kidney ?


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  • Lisinopril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. It is used in combination with other medications to treat heart failure. Lisinopril is also used to improve survival after a heart attack. Lisinopril is in a class of medications called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It works by decreasing certain chemicals that tighten the blood vessels, so blood flows more smoothly and the heart can pump blood more efficiently.

    It is also used for preventing kidney and eye complications in people with diabetes.


  • thank you my friend -- do you know how does it help Kidney ?

  • Bicarbonate Supplementation Slows Progression of CKD.

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