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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Metabolic Alkalosis

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Can metabolic alkalosis cause shortness of breath?

Can metabolic alkalosis cause shortness of breath?

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

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Why does respiratory alkalosis cause hypokalemia while metabolic acidosis causes hyperkalemia?

Why does respiratory alkalosis cause hypokalemia while metabolic acidosis causes hyperkalemia?

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

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Are metabolic causes of dementia preventable?

Are metabolic causes of dementia preventable?

Yes.: As a rough estimate about 5% of dementias are treatable/preventable, so screening for things like vitamin deficiencies and untreated hypothyroidism should be done as part of an evaluation of patients with early memory loss. ...Read more

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Could metabolic acidosis be one possible cause of rosacea ?

Could metabolic acidosis be one possible cause of rosacea ?

Not likely: Rosacea is usually caused by or aggravated by Sun or wind exposure, spices, and alcohol but metabolic acidosis is not usually a cause but I don't know whether it would aggravate it. A dermatologist is best qualified to answer your question and treat rosacea. ...Read more

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Respiratory acidosis and metabolic acidosis, which is worse?

Worse acidosis: Both a respiratory (r) and metabolic acidosis (m) are bad. A r is due to retention of carbon dioxide (c) and a m is due to the presence of an organic acid. The treatment of a r is to reduce the c, blowing of c and the treatment of a m is to get rid of of the organic acid. ...Read more

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Why does the overuse of laxatives lead to metabolic alkalosis?

Why does the overuse of laxatives lead to metabolic alkalosis?

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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Causes of aniocytosis?

Causes of aniocytosis?

Anisocytosis, having: Red blood cells (rbc's) of different sizes, can be caused by iron deficiency & sickle cell anemias, folate (folic acid) or vitamin B12 deficiency, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, cytotoxic chemotherapy, chronic liver disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, thalassemia major, & thalassemia intermedia. The unequal-sized rbc's are small in some of these disorders & large in others. ...Read more

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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

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How are respiratory acidosis and metabolic acidosis different?

The source: Respiratory acidosis is the result of co2 build up in the blood, metabolic acidosis is the result of inability to remove acids or the addition of acids to the system. ...Read more

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What is metabolic acidosis in chronic renal failure from?

What is metabolic acidosis in chronic renal failure from?

Unable to remove: Metabolic acidosis is a constituent of renal failure, arising mainly from the inability of kidney to remove excess acids in blood. ...Read more

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What are the metabolic causes of a seizure?

What are the metabolic causes of a seizure?

Metabolic coz of sz: There are many. Electrolytes (sodium, calcium, potassium) being very low or high. Infections (non neurological infections too). Alcohol withdrawal. Alcohol toxicity. Medication side effects (wellbutrin). Low blood glucose. High blood glucose. Metabolic acidosis. Many of these causes can be treated. This is why people with a first time seizure undergo blood tests. ...Read more

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Which metabolic disorders can cause Nystagmus?

Which metabolic disorders can cause Nystagmus?

Please repost: Please specify what kind of nystagmus you're referring to: horizontal, vertical, rotatory, downbeat, physiological, etc. Also please state what you mean by "metabolic disorders," and whether you have looked up the "differential diagnosis" of nystagmus on your own. Finally, it would help if you stated why you are seeking the information. ...Read more

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Can dehydration lead to metabolic acidosis?

It usually does: The contraction of the fluid volume caused by dehydration routinely leads to a metabolic acidosis as the metabolism begins to shift to more fat breakdown & those byproducts add to the acidity of the blood.Fluid expansion through oral or IV re-hydration can correct this quickly by exposing the blood to buffer compounds in the tissues. ...Read more

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Which type of hormonal imbalance causes depression?

Which type of hormonal imbalance causes depression?

Neurotransmitters.: Sometimes neurotransmitters in the brain (like dopamine, norepinephrine & serotonin). Thyroid hormones and male and female hormones can also contribute to depression. ...Read more

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What is the biochemical mechanism of lactic acidosis in diabetes?

What is the biochemical mechanism of lactic acidosis in diabetes?

Lactic acidosis: Please go online to "www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/" and look up lactic acidosis and diabetes. It won't be easy reading but worth a look. You can also go to PubMed and search for lactic acidosis and diabetes. Take your time learning about this. ...Read more

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Causes of hypergammaglobulinemia?

Causes of hypergammaglobulinemia?

Mono or Polyclonal: High levels of immunoglobulins (hypergammaglobulinemia) can be monoclonal (specific) - due to malignant proliferation of plasma cells or lymphocytes as in myeloma or waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia. Polyclonal (many types) hypergammaglobulinemia is a benign condition due to infection, inflammation causing non-specific gamma globulin production such as in hepatitis, immune and allergic disorders. ...Read more

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