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Acid Base Disorders In Children
Often yes: But it depends on the cause of the disorder. ...Read more
In terms of acid base disorders, why does metabolic have an acute syndrome compared to respiratory having an acute and chronic phase?
Compensation: When you have a metabolic acid/base disorder, you compensate rapidly by changing your respiratory rate. When you have a respiratory acid/base disorder, it takes several days for your kidneys to compensate. ...Read more
Yes: Dehydration can result in low blood volume or hypovolemia, which affects tissue perfusion and oxygenetion. The tissues are stressed and produce acids that spill into blood, which cause acidity in the blood. The extent of acidity can be tested and give an idea of the severity of the dehydration. ...Read more
Blood gas: Typically a blood gas is drawn to determine your acid base status. ...Read more
COPD...: Emphysema is a form of COPD. Patients with emphysema can have an increase in their carbon dioxide levels since they can't exhale the carbon dioxide normally. This in turn leads to a decrease in the blood pH. This is compensated by the kidneys by keeping bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) in the blood. The end result is a compensated respiratory acidosis. ...Read more
Yes: It is normal test result. If worried about Hyperucircemia or risk of Gout - anything above 6 can be concern If any family risk - avoid obesity, avoid alcohol, red meat aged cheese, These can cause increase accumulation of " purine" as product of metabolism and causing deposits of Uric acid in joints - result id painful condition called " Gout" . ...Read more
Does longer term MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) use cause electrolyte or acid/base balance abnormalities?
Indirectly, yes: Salt (sodium chloride and others, some with potassium) separates into ions in the body, and these ions play with the acidic and basic molecules in many ways. So a lack or excess of salt can change the electrolyte numbers in response to an acid/base derangement. For instance, potassium usually leaves the cells in acidosis causing an increase; if you're already deficient, that may not be noticeable. ...Read more
Can't take toprol XL because the acid base bothers my bladder but regular metoprolol isn't controlling my high tachycardia well. Any other options?
I have many acne, pimple. I used salicylic acid base face wash 2% and bengel proxide gel AC 2.5% at night..... Pless tell this combination really kil?
Monitor response: Salicylic acid based face wash and benzoyl peroxide are both routinely used in the management of acne. It can take 4-6 weeks to assess how the skin is responding to the treatment. If after 2 months of daily use this doesn't improve the acne, follow up with PCP to consider other treatment options. ...Read more
Normal CBC, CMP & electrolytes. Does this exclude acid/base problems such as metabolic acidosis or alkalosis??
Sort of: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, just the fact that you are asking this question is sufficient to conclude that you do not have serious acid/base disorder. ...Read more
Receptors: Hi. All hormones interact with receptors in target tissues. For steroids, thyroid hormone, and active vitamin D, the specific receptor/hormone complex binds to regulatory elects in DNA in the nucleus and regulate transcription of specific genes. Other amino acid-based hormones (e.g., catecholamines, serotonin) bind to cell surface receptors and transmembrane signaling affects cell physiology. ...Read more
Can you recommend an over-the-counter facial peel for blackheads? Salycilic or glycolic acid based followed with a moisturizer?
Peel for blackheads: Successful peel treatment of blackheads depends on the extent of blackheads and your skin tolerance. Over the counter preparations usually do not have sufficient concentration of actives to see significant improvement in a timely manner. A therapeutic facial treatment with extractions can be great to purge your skin and put you in a better state for daily skin care to keep more blackheads at bay ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does marinating meats in acid-based mixtures like lemon juice or vinegar, avoid inflammation in the body?
I don't know: Try googling this or go to pubmed.Gov. Then discuss results of your research with your pcp. ...Read more
Is lactic acid based intimate hygiene wash (vagina wash) for women, good for men foreskin wash, to avoid penis foreskin itchiness ?
What amino acids do doctors give to children with hgh deficiency and is suffering from a growth disorder during thier puberty stages in order to help ?
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