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    I'm super acidic- WHY?

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    So pardon for the TMI but lately I've been having bladder issues. I've been to two doctors and been tested twice for UTI and I'm clean. However, the second doctor tested my urine PH and I'm as acidic as the chart goes. I'm baffled by this because I eat a ton of produce, drink a lot of white tea and herbal teas and water plus generally a shot of apple cider vinegar. I do eat animal products (meat, eggs, a little cheese), other than cheese I do not consume dairy, and have one cup of coffee per day. I haven't had any alcohol this week, and no sweets and no processed foods. Overall I would estimate my diet to be quite healthy and well balanced on meat, vegetables and a little fruit. Outside of diet, what would impact my body's acidity/alkalinity? My doctor is having me start taking baking soda today to try and bring my body back to a neutral pH. I had a full blood panel done but the results of that won't be back for a day or two. My doc is thinking that acidity of my urine is causing my bladder irritation, but she doesn't know what is causing my urine to be so acidic. Ideas?
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    Are you adrenally fatigued?

    If so, your adrenals will not produce enough aldosterone, which tells your kidneys to retain sodium. Without enough sodium, your cells don't get enough minerals (calcium, magnesium) via the sodium potassium pump. That can cause you to have symptoms related to not having enough minerals, even if you consume them. One of the symptoms of mineral deficiency is being too acidic. Another symptom is muscle cramping.
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    Acidity should be blocked by mucus, like in the stomach. I'd investigate mucus production rather than pH adjustment. First, eliminate stress.


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    also, try to drink more filtered water. Not tea or coffee but just water. It helps to dilute the acid a bit. You might need to use the bathroom more often but your kidneys might need the help.

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    Thank you all for the feedback. I may indeed be mineral deficient, because I do also get frequent leg cramps which is new for me in the past year. My diet is heavy on the vegetables and fruit so this would probably be some sort of an absorption issue. I'll explore that with my doctor.

    I will read those links, and I will add just plain water to my diet. I must admit that much of my fluid intake is done as herbal or regular tea rather than plain water.
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    Maybe some bone broth for added minerals? Just a thought.

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    Applegirl- Thanks, I might try that. Bone broth is one of the primal staples I have yet to try, mostly because it seems to take a long time to make. I'll have to read up on the forum about it a little, maybe it's not as hard as I think.
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    Pressure cooker bone broth is super quick or go crock-pot for continuous broth.

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    Ferti, thanks. I don't have a pressure cooker but I have a crock pot.
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