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Acidosis Alkalosis Chart
Respiratory: Alkalosis by increasing ventilation reducing carbon dioxide ...Read more
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
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
ABG: You need something called an arterial blood gas (abg) to get the information necessary to make that determination. ...Read more
Level of CO2: The lungs help regulate the blood's ph by regulating carbon dioxide (co2) exhaled, eliminating it from the body. If not enough co2 is exhaled then it builds up in the blood stream, and leads to respiratory acidosis. If excessive co2 is exhaled, as in hyperventilation, then this can cause respiratory alkalosis. ...Read more
Slowly & effectively: In response to acidosis, the kidney increases reabsorbtion of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) from the tubular fluid, secretes more hydrogen ions, and generate more bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Ammoniagenesis leads to increased formation of the buffering compounds. In responses to alkalosis, the kidney excretes more bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate), decreases hydrogen ion secretion, and lowers rates of glutamine metabolism and ammonium excretion. ...Read more
Metabolic issues: The kidneys are very smart at keeping the body at the ph level. The kidneys are capable of getting rid of large amounts of acids (hydrogen ions) and reabsorbing bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to keep the body in homeostasis. We excrete acid (h+) through titratable acidity and ammonium. ...Read more
Please help me figure out how to determine compensated, partially compensated and fully compensated abg's. I am ok with identifying pH, resp and metabolic acidosis and alkalosis, and oxygenation but when giving my final answer, I just can't put it togethe
ABGs: Look up ABG nomogram and how to read them and that should help. ...Read more
Acidosis: With severe diarrhea, metabolic acidosis is frequent and can result in severe complications depending on extent and duration of the diarrhea as well as the degree of rehydration. The acidosis results from loss of K+ and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) from excess liquid stool. The blood pH is normally maintained at 7.4. Below 7.35, metabolic acidosis is present. ...Read more
Confused: Blood gas and a basic metabolic panel. ...Read more
How could you expect this to affect blood pH and respiratory rate and is this a state of acidosis or alkalosis?
Incomplete question: We'd like to answer this even though it looks like a homework problem. Can you send the complete question? Thanks. ...Read more
What to do if I have respiratory acidosis compensating for metabolic alkalosis or is metabolic alkalosis compensating for respiratory acidosis?
Difference....: If your ph in your blood is lower than normal, then you have an acidosis. If the ph in your blood is higher than normal, then you have an alkalosis. To figure out if the abnormality is respiratory or metabolic, you need to know the carbon dioxide level. An arterial blood gas test would give the information needed to diagnose the disorder, including whether or not there is compensation! ...Read more
Abg result: mixed metabolic acidosis and respiratory alkalosis with more than adequate oxygenation. What's the meaning of this? Thank you.
Acid-base disorder: To give a clear answer we need to have the actual values for the ph, pco2, and the tco2 (usually called bicarbonate). A mixed disorder needs to be broken into the primary disorder and then if other disorders are present, are they primary or secondary. Normal oxygenation not relevant to this problem. Could be anxiety or medication for the resp alkalosis with a secondary hyperchloremic "acidosis". ...Read more
Would a normal CMP with electrolytes & kidney functioning rule out metabolic/respitory acidosis or alkalosis.?
Need more informatio: To perform a complete analysis blood sample should include and arterial sample for blood (abg) gases which will aid in a complete analysis and possible diagnosis ...Read more
When you have diarrhea and you lose intestinal juices, does that lead to blood pH undergoing acidosis or alkalosis?
Acidosis: When one has severe diarrhea or takes too many laxatives there is a resulting change in the balanced pH of the blood referred to as hyperchloremic acidosis. The diminution of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) levels lost in the liquid stool results in this problem and must be compensated by minimizing or controlling the diarrhea and taking alkaline material P.O to return the blood pH to normal. ...Read more
K and alkalosis acid: Blood K is sensitive to blood pH. (hydrogen ion concentration). When H gets too high (acidosis) it moves into cells to protect from death from too much acid. As H+ moves into cells a + ion must move out. This is usually K+. Thus hyperK. When H+ gets too low (alkalosis) in blood H+ moves from cell to blood to prevent death from low H+. As H+ moves out of cell K+ moves in. Thus blood K goes down. ...Read more
Is serum Osmolality typically elevated in metabolic acidosis/alkalosis and ethylene glycol poisoning?
Particularly with ethylene glycol poisoning.
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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
None: Metabolic alkalosis is not a food issue, and the main treatment would be to treat the underlying cause. Are you on diuretics? Do you have associated hypertension that can point to aldosteronism? Do you have COPD and chronically retain CO2? Vomiting? Diarrhea? Each in this small list of examples requires a different approach to treatment, so you'll need a proper history and physical by your doctor. ...Read more
Loss of potassium:
Diarrhea causes loss of potassium. The kidney excretes acid, (hydrogen ions) to conserve potassium. Loss of hydrogen ions (acid) causes metabolic alkalosis.
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Treat the cause: The most certain way to test for alkalosis (or acidosis) is with an arterial blood gas test. If the arterial ph is abnormally high, there is alkalosis. M. A. Typically shows an elevated serum co2 level, because of increased bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). The treatment depends on the cause of m.A. Repeated vomiting causes m.A. Because of loss of hcl (acid) from the stomach. You treat the cause of vomiting. ...Read more
Many pulmonary illnesses may cause a low sodium level, via induction of inappropriate SIADH. But respiratory alkalosis, by itself, should not lower the sodium level below the normal range. Often, people with respiratory alkalosis may have a lower serum chloride level, to balance for additional bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) ions.
Hope that helps! ...Read more
Respiratory alkalosi: Respiratory alkalosis in a normal adult is due to excessive ventilation/breathing, so the management is to reduce whatever is causing the fast breathing. Anxiety can be treated with both medicaiton and nonmedication strategies. Pain is usually treated with medication. It would be extremely unusual to ever to resort to medications to increase acid levels. ...Read more
I have determined I have metabolic alkalosis, but not too severe, from consuming too much baking soda an my face is tingling. How do I treat this?
I have Crohn's disease which has caused mild metabolic alkalosis due to low electrolytes. Can I safely consume pediaLyte everyday to counteract this?
Or inflam bowel disease--here inflamed colon loses its ability to absorb salt and water and potassium excretion in the lumen is decreases
so there is metabolic alkalosis due to volume depletion and potassium loss
in this case taking pedialyte should not hurt but is poorly absorbed ...Read more
Alkalosis: It is not that simple to say yes or no to this question. It depends upon the cause of the metabolic alkalosis. Commonly with metabolic alkalosis as a compensatory mechanism there will be hypoventilation that could be sensed as shortness of breath but respiratory rate will be lower or shallower. ...Read more
Can be: Hyperventilation can lead to a respiratory alkalosis by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide that you exhale. When this happens the overall ph of your increases because co2 elimination is linked to the activity of enzymes in your blood that convert hydrogen ions to co2. Even a small pneumothorax may result in a degree of respiratory distress, leading to high breathing rate. ...Read more
Bronchiectasis pt. Admitted thrice, was ok, now fever 100F, satO2 drops to 72, ABGs-acute metabolic alkalosis with normal pCO2, satO2 65.?
Respiratory distress: Hello, no RR but must be raised. The resp alkalosis is compensated. He has COPD & prob chronic compensated resp alkalosis. He has? P'monia. If he has acute METABOLIC alkalosis he is not going to be able to correct with lungs, he is prob at max resp rate and pCO2 is nl and O2 at 72% He is on edge and needs to be admitted and most likely intubated and cause of metabolic alkalosis treated. Thx ...Read more
I think I have alkalosis. For the past week I have had tremors and muscle spasms. I go dr in 4 days can I wait? Idk if from cough or Malabsorption
Yes, you can wait.: But what makes you think you are alkalotic? ...Read more
Yes: Actually, since you're at high altitude the low pressures cause you to breathe faster to get enough oxygen and therefore you're blowing off co2 at a faster rate which results in a respiratory alkalosis. This can be prevented by a medication called Diamox (acetazolamide) and also controlling how high you ascend in a day. ...Read more
My blood gas panel revealed the following. Is this metabolic alkalosis? PH- 7.431 PCO2- 40.1 H3O2- 26.1
Range: Acceptable range is 7.36 to 7.44. Why are you getting an ABG at age 21yo? ...Read more