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Doctor, I have been taking Atripla years. Now I

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Doctor, I have been taking Atripla for several years. Now I have some acid in my blood causing weakness in the limbs. My question . What is good taking over the counter to balance my PH in my blood?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
You mean metabolic acidosis.
This develops usually from kidney issues.
Kidneys are major organs to remove excess acid from the body.
Hence, you should get checked for kidney function --serum creatinine, electrolytes, BUN, urine for microalbumins.
If there is exces uric acid, then you need to follow a low purine diet.
That means, avoid alcohol, aspirin, red meat and seafood.
Low fat milkd and high fiber diet with vegetables are good.
Go slow on the fruits as they have acids as well as too much potassium.
Also baking soda is good for excess acidity.
1 teaspoon full baking soda in a glass of water twice daily.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Tks. Good to know
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Very welcome
Best wishes,
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