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i'm confused, what is lactic acidosis?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Dangerous condition: The body generates energy by breaking down fat and sugar thru a very efficient mechanism that uses oxygen and produces carbon dioxide and water. When this mechanism fails, there is another inefficient back up system that generates lactic acid. Poor blood flow, low oxygen, medications, poisons, excessive exercise can cause this lactic acidosis. It should be corrected promptly.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
,Ask U PCP: Is a physiological condition characterized by low ph in body tissues and blood acidosis.

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i agree. This is often seen in patients with neuropathy (nerve damage) especially people with diabetes
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