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What specialist does a person see for distal renal tubular acidosis?

What specialist does a person see for distal renal tubular acidosis?

Nephrologist: Types 1 and 4 RTA can be treated by a nephrologist who will first identify what the underlying cause is. ...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 kind of foods i can't eat with renal tubular acidosis?

Exercise minded?: That's the food. http://www.betterbones.com/alkalinebalance/acidformingfoods.aspx http://www.Acidalkalinediet.Net/acidosis-the-kiss-of-death.Php.

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What is renal tubular acidosis? What are its symptoms and how can it be cured?

What is renal tubular acidosis? What are its symptoms and how can it be cured?

Medical rx, no cure: Renal tubular acidosis(rta) involves failure of kidneys to acidify urine by not contributing acid or resorbing bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) (alkalinity). Several types are known involving proximal, distal, and combination of both tubules of kidney.Sometime inherited.Complications can include osteomalacia(adults), rockets(child), stunting of growth, damaged kidneys, stones, renal failure.Nephrologist needed. ...Read more

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

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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Can you have renal tubular acidosis with an elevated serum anion gap?

Yes: RTA doesn't cause elevated anion gap, but other disorders that do can be present along with RTA. For example, advanced kidney failure can cause anion gap, and also cause RTA. Usually simple math will show that the anion gap doesn't completely account for the degree of acidosis, and urine tests can demonstrate presence of RTA. ...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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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 does the renal system compensates for metabolic acidosis and alkalosis?

How does the renal system compensates for metabolic acidosis and alkalosis?

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

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Can you tell me how the renal system compensates for metabolic acidosis and alkalosis?

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