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In terms of acid base disorders, why does metabolic have an acute syndrome compared to respiratory having an acute and chronic phase?

In terms of acid base disorders, why does metabolic have an acute syndrome compared to respiratory having an acute and chronic phase?

Compensation: When you have a metabolic acid/base disorder, you compensate rapidly by changing your respiratory rate. When you have a respiratory acid/base disorder, it takes several days for your kidneys to compensate. ...Read more

Decompensation (Definition)

Decompensation literally means off equilibrium or off balance, or off baseline. Let's say one has a chronic condition, such as heart failure. When the symptoms become worse and force you to call your doctor or go to the emergency room, you could say that ...Read more


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What metabolic issues can cause my 10yr old to Tic and have sudden onset sleepiness? He was diagnosed with PANDAS in February??

What metabolic issues can cause my 10yr old to Tic and have sudden onset sleepiness? He was diagnosed with PANDAS in February??

You can visit the: Website www.greatplainslaboratory.com and look at their lab testing panels. They work a lot with children and their families. Check w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Bronchiectasis pt. admitted thrice, was ok, now fever 100F, satO2 drops to 72, ABGs-acute metabolic alkalosis with normal pCO2, satO2 65.?

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

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Does results of alt, AST results can be changed during actual dyreia, vomit, abd pain session, diag non-alcoholic steato hepatitis and metabolic synd.?

Does results of alt, AST results can be changed during actual dyreia, vomit, abd pain session, diag non-alcoholic steato hepatitis and metabolic synd.?

One triggers other.: Liver function tests are elevated in usual given this diagnosis. With a flare, it is usually the case they are higher, and if the pancreas is involved as well (shown by lipase elevation), this will cause pain & vomiting & may require admission. With alcohol detox and treatment, this may improve over time. It should be stabilized medically and then treated for the alcohol issue. ...Read more

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Does pain increase metabolic rate?

Does pain increase metabolic rate?

Theoretically yes: Acute pain will cause an increase in heart rate and metabolic rate initially. ...Read more

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How do I increase my metabolic rate?

How do I increase my metabolic rate?

Exercise: Exercise increases muscle mass. Resting metabolic rate increases with muscle mass so it will increase how much energy you burn even during sleep. ...Read more

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What are benefits of metabolic training?

What are benefits of metabolic training?

Several: You reduce the risk of overuse injuries. You will burn more calories during and after exercise. It also cuts your workout time in half. Metabolic training combines ideas from different forms of exercise: weights, calisthenics and doesn't require any fancy equipment. ...Read more

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How long should I do a metabolic circuit?

How long should I do a metabolic circuit?

At least 30m.: At least 30m and exercise 3-4x/wk. Use a heart rate monitor so you don't fool yourself into thinking your are working out\harder than you really are. For a normal heart, you should keep a rate of at least 70% of your hr max. This is about 220-age in years. Combine with resistance traing. ...Read more

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How effective is the 13-day metabolic diet?

How effective is the 13-day metabolic diet?

Metabolic diet: This is a useless, impractical, potentially dangerous, needless, silly, fad, strict, imperfect, difficult, unpromising, trendy, unimaginative diet. ...Read more

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How can you get started with metabolic training?

How can you get started with metabolic training?

Cardio and weights: Starting with non-concussive activities like biking, walking, stair steeper, airdyne, and using a heart rate monitor. 30m 3x/wk. Combine this with a simple resistance program, core, pull ups, chins, etc. I like barbells for simplicity. ...Read more

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How can I increase my metabolic rate withough exercising?

How can I increase my metabolic rate withough exercising?

It is difficult!: Low carb diets increase metabolic rates, but nothing trumps physical activity, even in short bursts throughout the day! ...Read more

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Does metabolic damage really exist or is it just a gimmick?

Does metabolic damage really exist or is it just a gimmick?

Yes, it really does: All the body's energy production depends on normal metabolism. Genetic or environmental defects can severely interfere, some causing death. There are a hosts of cellular storage disease, in which the cells can not rid themselves of the byproducts of normal metabolism. There are metabolic brain and bone disorders, effects of diabetes, on and on. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best foods for metabolic fasting?

Can you tell me what is the best foods for metabolic fasting?

Metabolic fasting : There is a Ketogenic diet which is used by neurologists for treatment of refractory seizures. It is low in carbohydrates. Is this what you are referring to? As far as its use in other medical conditions, it is being done but mostly under clinical trial supervision. ...Read more

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Whar are some natural foods that will increase my metabolics?

Whar are some natural foods that will increase my metabolics?

Burn fat faster? Nah: There are few magic foods that "burn" calories no matter how many claims you hear or read. There is no substitute for exercise, portion control, & calorie restriction. That being said, you increase metabolism if you eat breakfast (versus not), avoid empty calories like alcohol & junk food, speed stomach emptying with small volume low fat meals. Avoid stimulants (caffeine), laxatives, fad diets. ...Read more

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What metabolic conditions can cause a person to rapidly gain weight?

What metabolic conditions can cause a person to rapidly gain weight?

Several: Low thyroid is very low on this list. It would have to be extremely severe. But eating fats and sugars/starch together gives you high glycemic index and calories to oot. This can do it. Any situation that increases Insulin can do this. Also, hyperadenal states can promote weight gain, but they cause Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to slow my metabolic rate?

Can you please tell me the best possible way to slow my metabolic rate?

Get obese: Most people have normal metabolic rates, unless there thyroid is abnormal. Eat too much and be sedentary will lower your rate but make you prone to multiple diseases and a shorter life. Don't get your medical info from friends, tv o. R the internet. ...Read more

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What is metabolic syndrome?

What is metabolic syndrome?

Metabolic Syndrome: Was called syndrome x: four facets-torso obesity, high blood pressure, poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and tendency toward type 2 diabetes. The cause is Insulin resistance, and all treatments should focus on the cause. Metformin and low carbohydrate diets are indicated for most people with the problem of metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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What is metabolic syndrome?

What is metabolic syndrome?

Disease cluster...: A cluster of diseases in the making!however... Metabolic syndrome was called syndrome x: four facets-1. Torso obesity, 2. High blood pressure, 3. Poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and 4. Tendency toward type 2 diabetes. The cause is Insulin resistance, and all treatments should focus on the cause. Metformin and low carbohydrate diets are indicated for most people with the problem of metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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What are metabolic disorders?

What are metabolic disorders?

Poor chemistry: Metabolism is a fancy word for cellular energy. The only way that you can correct it is through nutrients, assuming that it is not genetic like type 1 diabetes. Disorders come about most often because of poor diet. ...Read more

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What is the metabolic syndrome?

Mildy complex!: However,... Metabolic syndrome was called syndrome x: four facets-1. Torso obesity, 2. High blood pressure, 3. Poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and 4. Tendency toward type 2 diabetes. The cause is Insulin resistance, and all treatments should focus on the cause. Metformin and low carbohydrate diets are indicated for most people with the problem of metabolic syndrome. Potentially serious! ...Read more

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What is nkh metabolic disorder?

What is nkh metabolic disorder?

NKH : Nonketotic hyperglycinemia disorder is inherited and occurs when there is a problem with metabolism of glycine one of our amino acids which form the building blocks of all cells.
All babies should be screened at birth. Clinical genetic testing can also be done ...Read more

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How is metabolic syndrome treated?

How is metabolic syndrome treated?

Several ways!: A cluster of diseases in the making!however... Metabolic syndrome was called syndrome x: four facets-1. Torso obesity, 2. High blood pressure, 3. Poor cholesterol to HDL ratio, and 4. Tendency toward type 2 diabetes. The cause is Insulin resistance, and all treatments should focus on the cause. Metformin and low carbohydrate diets are indicated for most people with the problem of metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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Pls describe a metabolic syndrome?

SyndromeOfRiskFactor: Metabolic Syndrome consists of number of conditions
1Abdominal Obesity Waist40" or more in men and 35"or more in women
2High Blood Pressure
3Insulin Resistance
4Low HDL/High Triglyserides more than 150mgm/dl
5Fasting Bood Glucose of 100mgm or more
Metabolic Syndrome patients are at High risk of developing full-blown Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases like heart attack and stroke.
Prevention is key ...Read more

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What is metabolic syndrome exactly?

What is metabolic syndrome exactly?

Metabolic Syndrome: Metabolic syndrome (syndrome x) is characterized by weight on the middle, slowly developing hypertension, lipid abnormalities (usually high tgs and low hdl), and finally type 2 dm. A strong family hx for any of these components and/or mi stroke is also a clue. Finally, women can have hirsuitism and polycystic ovarian sydrome (pcos), early in the course. Insulin resistance causes these problems. ...Read more

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What's basal metabolic rate predicting?

What's basal metabolic rate predicting?

Caloric burn at rest: Dependent on what you eat (prtein vs sugar and starch, your total muscle mass. Your muscle/fat ratio. Fat has very low metabolic activity. Muscle burns much more calories at rest. ...Read more

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How is resting metabolic rate measured?

Measure or calculate: It can be measured by a special calorimeter machine that may be found in some physicians offices. It can also be estimated using the mifflin st. Jeor equation, which differs for men and women:
women rmr (calories/day) = (10 x weight (kg) + (6.25 x height (cm) — (5 x age (yrs) — 161.
To get weight in kg, multiply pounds by .45. To get height in cm, multiply inches by 2.54. ...Read more

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What are some congenital metabolic errors?

What are some congenital metabolic errors?

Several: Phenylketonuria (PKU), congenital hypothyroidism, galactosemia, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, maple syrup urine disease, medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency, homocystinuria, glutaric academia type I, isovaleric acidemia and methylmalonic academia. These 11 congenital metabolic disorders are included in the newborn screening program. ...Read more

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How can I figure my resting metabolic rate?

Measure or calculate: It can be measured by a special calorimeter machine that may be found in some physicians offices. It can also be estimated using the mifflin st. Jeor equation, which differs for men and women:
women rmr (calories/day) = (10 x weight (kg) + (6.25 x height (cm) — (5 x age (yrs) — 161.
To get weight in kg, multiply pounds by .45. To get height in cm, multiply inches by 2.54. ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is mc ardle's a metabolic disease?

McArdle's disease: Yes it is and great discussion at wikipedia or uptodate.com ...Read more