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Acidosis (Overview)

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".


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How does metabolic acidosis affect liver clearance of drugs? I.E. Should i stop my medications during metabolic acidosis

How does metabolic acidosis affect liver clearance of drugs? I.E. Should i stop my medications during metabolic acidosis

See below.: Patients with acidosis severe enough to affect drug metabolism are usually in the ICU with bigger problems. Mild degrees of acidosis are probably not sufficient to affect the clearance of many medications. ...Read more

Acidosis (Overview)

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".


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What symptoms characterize metabolic acidosis?

What symptoms characterize metabolic acidosis?

See below: Metabolic acidosis can be detected by blood teasts. Patients can present with kussmauls breathing which is deep ventilation or breathing. Some patients have abdominal pain blood tests show a low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level and a low co2 level seen on blood gases.This is a serious condition with many causes, commonly seen with diabetic ketoacidosis. ...Read more

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I think I have acidosis. I have all the signs an symptoms.Ph tested my stool, urine, saliva an all were abnormal.Could this be signs of damaged kidneys?

I think I have acidosis. I have all the signs an symptoms.Ph tested my stool, urine, saliva an all were abnormal.Could this be signs of damaged kidneys?

Kidney failure?: The best way to assess your kidney function is with a simple blood test that will give you your serum creatinine level as well as your co2, potassium and BUN levels. If these are normal, you do not have an acidosis and no kidney disease. If they are not, see a nephrologist to assess your kidney function. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the tests for metabolic acidosis?

See below: Metabolic acidosis can be detected by blood teasts. Patients can present with kussmauls breathing which is deep ventilation or breathing. Some patients have abdominal pain blood tests show a low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level and a low co2 level seen on blood gases.This is a serious condition with many causes, commonly seen with diabetic ketoacidosis. ...Read more

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What does this mean "high anion gap metabolic acidosis"?

Anion gap: The anion gap is a calculation in which you subtract the sum of the negative ions in the blood (chloride, bicarbonate) from the sum of the positive ions (sodium, potassium). Often potassium is left out because it has only a very small effect. A normal gap is < 11. If the result of the subtraction is > 11 you have a high anion gap acidosis, which means some other acid is causing acidosis (ketoacids. ...Read more