What are the benefits and risks of correcting metabolic acidosis in chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

Updated: Oct 26, 2020
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Limited but growing evidence suggests that correction of metabolic acidosis in patients with CKD may have beneficial effects on protein and bone metabolism. Experts recommend alkali therapy to maintain the serum bicarbonate concentration above 22 mEq/L.


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