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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

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 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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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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Why does a reduced metabolism result in acidosis?

What do you mean: By "reduced metabolism"???
This question is incomprehensible as it is, so try to rephrase it. ...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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Why does renal secretion of nh3 and nh4+ increase during the process of acidosis?

Acidosis: I would go to wikipedia for a great discussion of this issue. Basically one way to excrete H ion. Do a wikipedia on Metabolic Waste ...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

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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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Does food change lactic acidosis levels?

Yes: Many foods are acidic in nature and so anything acidic can make an acidosis worse. Alkaline diets (increasing avocado, kale, spinach, cucumber, celery for example) can help balance and acidic condition. Meats are very acidic, by the way. ...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 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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What're some of the causes of metabolic acidosis?

Many causes: This is more of a clinical site. Try googling other sites for basic science stuff. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms common to 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 is the definition or description of: metabolic acidosis?

What is the definition or description of: metabolic acidosis?

Decreased pH: Metabolic acidosis occurs either from primary acid retention, renal (kidney) dysfunction/failure or bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) losses. Primary acid retentions cause anion-gap metabolic acidosis from these etiologies (methanol, uremia, diabetic ketoacidosis, para-aldehyde, isoniazid, lactic acidosis, ethylene glycol, salicylates). Kidney's dysfunction leads to acidosis. Finally any loss of bicarb (diarrhea etc). ...Read more

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How is neonatal jundice lead to acidosis, wish get gd answer?

It doesn't: Jaundice does not lead to acidosis. However, dehydration contributes to both acidosis and jaundice; therefore, significantly jaundiced babies who are dehydrated are sometimes acidotic. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between acidosis and alkalemia?

Blood pH: An acidosis is any condition that leads to an abnormally low pH of the arterial blood. An alkalemia is is the presence of an abnormally high arterial blood pH. ...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

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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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For what reasons type 2 diabetics don't get acidosis where as type 1 diabetics do?

Because type 1 folks: Have absolute deficientcy of Insulin and type 2 patients have a 'relative' lack of Insulin or Insulin action. ...Read more

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Could you please explain to me why type 2 diabetics don't get acidosis where as type 1 diabetics do?

Resistance vs nothin: Patients with type 2 dm still make insulin, enough to avoid DKA even when in poor control. However, if control is bad enough, even a patient with type 2 can occasionally get DKA once beta islet cells are spent. Those with type 1 essentially make no insulin, unlike patients with type 2. ...Read more

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For a prek child with labs indicating compensating respir acidosis, what would next steps typically be? Cxr fine.

For a prek child with labs indicating compensating respir acidosis, what would next steps typically be? Cxr fine.

Pre- asthma?: Breathing blows off acid. If breathing is not going well, acid can build up and the body has to compensate. Some children have reactive airway disease that can do this. Some will go on to develop asthma. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the illness acidosis tubular renal? If my son would have this. Is it so dangerous in the present and in the future?

Can you tell me about the illness acidosis tubular renal? If my son would have this. Is it so dangerous in the present and in the future?

Several types: These range from mild birth defects detectable only using the lab to some serious problems that may result in skeletal growth problems and/or require medication. It's been suggested that dickens' "tiny tim" suffered one of the RTA variants. I'm glad you are taking a proactive approach and hope you will find the exact diagnosis and expected outcome -- your physician is bound by law to share this. ...Read more

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I'm confused, what is lactic acidosis?

Dangerous condition: The body generates energy by breaking down fat and sugar thru a very efficient mechanism that uses oxygen and produces carbon dioxide and water. When this mechanism fails, there is another inefficient back up system that generates lactic acid. Poor blood flow, low oxygen, medications, poisons, excessive exercise can cause this lactic acidosis. It should be corrected promptly. ...Read more

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What is respiratory acidosis and the cause?

Hard to breathe: The lungs inhale air to get oxygen and exhale to get rid of carbon dioxide (co2). When the lungs fail, co2 builds up in your blood stream which causes the ph of the blood to go down (lower ph means more acid), that is what we call respiratory acidosis. ...Read more