The findings were published yesterday in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
'This is the first randomised controlled study of its kind.' 'A simple remedy like sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), when used appropriately, can be very effective.
Around three million people in the UK suffer from chronic kidney disease.
PD weight gain in one study ranged from just 5 lbs. A rounded tummy can occur with PD, too, if stomach muscles are weak when you start.
Women can dress around a PD belly by choosing clothes like jackets with straight up and down lines, or tunic type tops instead of body-hugging fashions.
It's hard to be intimate with a partner when you feel depressed or anxious. HD or PD catheters, grafts, fistulas, dialysis, and transplant all leave marks on your body.
Only a handful of studies have even looked at body image in people on dialysis.Rapid progression of kidney disease occurred in just 9 per cent of patients given baking soda compared with 45 per cent of the non-treated group.Patients taking sodium bicarbonate tablets were also less likely to develop end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis.The condition ranges in severity from a mild degree of poor functioning to complete kidney failure.Seriously affected patients may have to spend time each day on a dialysis machine which takes over the function of the kidneys.That is, as long as the dose is regulated and under supervision.'What happens is the inflammation of kidney is prevented by baking soda because a chemical reaction takes place limiting ammonia production in the kidney.'This cheap and simple strategy also improves patients' nutritional well-being and has the potential to improve quality of life and of course a clinical outcome that can remove the need for dialysis.