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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

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How do we treat lactic acidosis ?

Lactic acidosis: Severe lactic acidosis (la) is often associated with poor prognosis. Recognition and correction of the underlying process is the major step in the treatment of this serious condition. Intravenous administration of sodium bicarbonate (sb) has been the mainstay in the treatment of lactic acidosis. Dialysis, peritoneal in particular, can also be used in some cases to avoid a massive sb load. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are some ways of treating metabolic acidosis?

Correct the problem: Metabolic acidosis from renal tubular disease is treated with bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) lactic acidosis requires treating the source of the acid production, ketoacidosis requires relief of the diabetes or starvation with Insulin and carbohydrates. The source of the imbalance for acidosis must be identified and corrected. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for metabolic acidosis?

What is the treatment for metabolic acidosis?

Acidosis: The body compensates for metabolic acidosis by increasing the respiratory rate in order to alkalinize the blood by removing carbon dioxide. Acute treatment of metabolic acidosis requires administration of i've bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) or by performing urgent dialysis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and treatments of mild or moderate respiratory acidosis?

What are the symptoms and treatments of mild or moderate respiratory acidosis?

Respir. acidosis: Respiratory acidosis is the result of insufficient breathing in which you do not get rid of enough carbon dioxide, so it backs up in your blood stream and causes an acidosis. The treatment is to improve breathing. Sometimes you just need to stimulate or make the patient more alert, use antidotes for narcotic medications or sedatives, or use a breathing machine, if severe. ...Read more

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What is renal tubular acidosis and what's the cure for it? Please explain. Thank you.

What RTA is: Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a disease that occurs when the kidneys fail to excrete acids into the urine, which causes a person's blood to remain too acidic. Without proper treatment, chronic acidity of the blood leads to growth retardation, kidney stones, bone disease, chronic kidney disease, and possibly total kidney failure. See a nephrologist for more information about the types of rta. ...Read more

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Will acidosis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Yes: Especially if it does not correct or the cause is not getting better. ...Read more

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Is respiratory acidosis be caused by drug use?

It can be: Drug overdose is one of the leading causes of respiratory arrest in people younger than 55. This leads to respiratory acidosis. ...Read more

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Renal tubluar acidosis can it just go away and not come back?

Renal tubluar acidosis can it just go away and not come back?

Possible: There are different causes and types of rta. Vitamin d deficiency may cause it, different meds and toxins can do it, certain diseases (lupus, sjogren syndrome) may do it and finally there are some genetic causes. As you see, some of those are reversible and curable, while others (lupus, hereditary) are not, so RTA can only improve as long as the underlying cause is. ...Read more

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How come a person who has overdosed on narcotics at risk of acidosis ?

Overdose: Overdose of narcotics can cause many adverse effects on the body. A decrease in the breathing (minute ventilation) can cause increase in the carbon dioxide and increase in the hydrogen ion. Increases in the hydrogen ion concentration leads to acidosis. To prevent narcotic overdose, the rule is that those meds should only be prescribed by providers who are familiar with the risks, and benefits. ...Read more