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What is propionic acidemia?

What is propionic acidemia?

Rare disorder: It is a rare (1/100, 000) autosomal recessive metabolic disorder, classified as a branched-chain organic acidemia. The disorder presents in the early neonatal period with progressive encephalopathy, and is often fatal. Less comonly, it can appear during childhood and often developmental delay and intellectual disabilities can be seen. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Acidosis (Definition)

Normally our body chemistry is kept in a narrow range, and in particular the amount of acid in the body is kept within a narrow range. The amount of acid is measured by a value called the ph. It is normally a value between 7.35 and 7.45, values below 7.35 are considered to be "acidotic" a patient with this value of the blood chemistry ...Read more


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What is diabetic keto acidosis?

What is diabetic keto acidosis?

DKA: A metabolic emergency for patients primarily with type 1 diabetes, DKA symptoms include those of high blood sugars initially. As the ketones build up, patients may have a fruity odor on the breath, get abdominal pain & vomit. Because they're already urinating a lot, dehydration can get bad. Some may breathe fast, get headaches, have altered consciousness. Without proper treatment, death imminent. ...Read more

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What causes diabetic keto acidosis?

What causes diabetic keto acidosis?

Dka: Diabetic ketoacidosis is a condition whereby glucose which is used by cells for energy is not made available to the cells due to a lack of insulin. The lack of Insulin causes a dramatic rise in blood sugar triggering a host of meatbolic derangemants including dehydration as well as the production of ketones which are toxic as it raises the bodies acid level and will affect potassium levels. ...Read more

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What exactly is hyperchloremic acidosis?

Loss of fixed base: This is lost from the body when the proximal renal tubule does a poor job of reabsorbing bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) drainage of pancreatic fluid, diarrhea (usually rich in potassium and bicarbonate), and a few less common entities. It's a sign on a lab report intended to guide treatment rather than a disease itself. Great question, and thanks for asking. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is acidosis of the blood?

What sort of problem is acidosis of the blood?

Let's get specific: In the absence of obvious disease / poisoning, perhaps you have been told you have metabolic acidosis (complicates a host of illnesses and especially some of the diabetes / metabolic syndrome pills) or renal tubular acidosis (mild-to-serious problem handling bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate).) some charlatans diagnose "blood acidosis" without basis. ...Read more

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What is hyperchloremic acidosis? What causes it?

Bicarb wasting: This is a physiologic disturbance when the kidney tubules don't do a good job of reabsorbing sodium bicarbonate. Or the bicarb may be wasted as diarrhea, or chloride overloaded by normal saline infusions, ...Read more

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When you ascend to high elevation acidosis or alkalosis?

Respiratory: alkalosis by increasing ventilation reducing carbon dioxide ...Read more

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Alkalosis and acidosis--is there a visual to see how they work?

Respir. alkalosis: There are. Try one or more of these visuals garnered by google. https://www.google.com/search?q=respiratory+alkalosis&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=x&ei=k58eujrmomjc2wxz7ztibq&ved=0ceoq_auoaq&biw=1680&bih=869. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: acidosis?

What is the definition or description of: acidosis?

Acid build up: Normally our body chemistry is kept in a narrow range, and in particular the amount of acid in the body is kept within a narrow range. The amount of acid is measured by a value called the ph. It is normally a value between 7.35 and 7.45, values below 7.35 are considered to be "acidotic" a patient with this value of the blood chemistry would have an "acidosis". ...Read more

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What's lactic acidosis?

Lactate + low pH: Lowered ph in your blood accompanied with a build-up of lactate. ...Read more