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Does Carbon Dioxide Cause Tooth Decay
No: There is a feed back system at work. It is the co2 (carbon dioxide) levels in the blood that drive the breathing center in the brain. When you hyperventilate, you may decrease the co2 in the lungs which reduce some of the level in the blood which will then cause that breathing center to decrease the rate of breathing (hyperventilation). Ultimately hyperventilation can dec co2 only so much. ...Read more
How does increase amount of the carbon dioxide in the blood affect kidney and causes renal failure?
Carbon Dioxide: Good question. Your kidneys have many functions. One is to maintain ph balance. When your body accumulates too much carbon dioxide (co2) your kidneys work to eliminate it. Co2 makes your body more acidic. The acidity not only makes your kidneys work harder, but it also makes all body functions less efficient. Over time this can cause kidney failure. This is not a common cause of kidney failure. ...Read more
Loss or acidosis:
Loss of carbon dioxide (as carbon dioxide) can occur in anything that makes you breathe heavily for a long period of time. (being on a ventilator as one example). Loss through the kidney with diuretics sometime.
Mostly, CO2 is in the form of bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). This is removed by acidity which occurs in serious organ failure (sepsis, kidney failure, etc.) ...Read more
Passed out briefly w/ auditory hallucination, blurry peripheral vision foggy mind for past week, bloodwork ok but carbon dioxide level 19. Causes?
We are much better at answering what DID NOT cause such an event than what did.
Follow your doctor's recommendations regarding referrals for such things as cardiology and neurology referral. If your doctor is saying that these aren't indicated, I'd ask him/her what the diagnosis is to explain this event. ...Read more
My vitamin d level in the toxic range, no supplements. Calcium level, 10.3, Carbon dioxide critically low at 14. 31/F. Possible Causes?
Too few details-many: More needed for better assistance. Plasma vitamn D typically called "normal" from 30 ng/mL (bottom 2%) to 100 ng/mL (top 2%) of small sample groups. High levels long a theoretical concern yet no clinical trials have verified this valid. Plasma calcium called "normal" from 8.5-10.2 mg/dL (again 2% to 98% sample group). If one breathes more rapidly, CO2 falls; slowly, CO2 rises. Http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW ...Read more
Absolutely: There are a whole host of medical problems that can arise from allowing dental issues to go untreated. Everything from an increased risk of heart disease, difficulty controlling blood sugar levels, and of course the possibility of infection. Don't let dental problems go untreated! ...Read more
Food: Your attention to your hygiene is as important to your dental health as what you eat.. ...Read more
Bacteria: Tooth decay is caused when the bacteria in plaque are exposed to sugars and metabolize the sugars into acid. Plaque is sticky and concentrates the acid onto the enamal of your teeth which dissolves it creating a cavity. Plaque without sugar or starch wil not cause decay. Sugar without plaque will not cause decay. Acid alone, like lemons, will dissolve enamal and can cause decay, . ...Read more
Possibly yes: Dry mouth can greatly increase your chance of developing dental decay. If you are an alcoholic, then you experience dry mouth. If you binge drink, then you will notice that you have dry mouth the following morning. ...Read more
Tooth Decay: Too much emphasis is placed on sugar being the cause of tooth decay. All sources of carbohydrates cause tooth decay! The stickiness and concentration of sugars determines how cariogenic the food may be. The true cause of decay specially in toddlers is the lack of daily dental home care by parents. It is not like a stinky dipper screaming to be change. You as parent must make it a priority. ...Read more
Bacteria: Tooth decay is caused by bacteria living in your mouth. The bacteria use carbohydrates (sugars) to produce acids which breakdown the surface of the tooth. This breakdown is tooth decay. Keep in mind, it is not how much sweet things you eat but how often you eat them that affect tooth decay. ...Read more
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