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How does CNS depression lead to respiratory alkalosis?

How does CNS depression lead to respiratory alkalosis?

It doesn't: Respiratory alkalosis occurs as a result of hyperventilation, or breathing rapidly, releasing co2 and increasing your blood ph. CNS depression slows down your breathing, retaining co2, resulting usually in respiratory acidosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

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How can CNS depression cause respiratory alkalosis?

How can  CNS depression cause respiratory alkalosis?

It probably doesn't: Respiratory alkalosis is decreased co2 in the blood often caused by hyperventilation. CNS depression is related to reduced ventilation - an opposite situation. Neither sounds like a good thing. ...Read more

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In response to respiratory alkalosis, what happens to the baby?

In response to respiratory alkalosis, what happens to the baby?

Baby will accommodat: Not sure how long or why you have this condition. Most people don't have this condition for very long, baby ; placenta should be able to adjust to this. Inform pediatrician at birth if this is longstanding issue. ...Read more

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Can coma occur due to severe hyperventelation ( respiratory alkalosis ) ?

No coma: Respiratory alkalosisis is a condition seen in patient with anxiety, hysteria and stress.The carbon dioxide level drop too low and the ph of the blood rise and become alkaline. The main symptoms are dizzines, bloating, confusion and seizures.Coma is not common. ...Read more

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Does respiratory alkalosis cause hyponatremia?

Does respiratory alkalosis cause hyponatremia?

Hyponatremia: Many pulmonary illnesses may cause a low sodium level, via induction of inappropriate SIADH. But respiratory alkalosis, by itself, should not lower the sodium level below the normal range. Often, people with respiratory alkalosis may have a lower serum chloride level, to balance for additional bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) ions. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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In response to respiratory alkalosis, the mom and baby do what?

In response to respiratory alkalosis, the mom and baby do what?

Respiratory alkalosi: Respiratory alkalosis in a normal adult is due to excessive ventilation/breathing, so the management is to reduce whatever is causing the fast breathing. Anxiety can be treated with both medicaiton and nonmedication strategies. Pain is usually treated with medication. It would be extremely unusual to ever to resort to medications to increase acid levels. ...Read more

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Abg result: mixed metabolic acidosis and respiratory alkalosis with more than adequate oxygenation. What's the meaning of this? Thank you.

Acid-base disorder: To give a clear answer we need to have the actual values for the ph, pco2, and the tco2 (usually called bicarbonate). A mixed disorder needs to be broken into the primary disorder and then if other disorders are present, are they primary or secondary. Normal oxygenation not relevant to this problem. Could be anxiety or medication for the resp alkalosis with a secondary hyperchloremic "acidosis". ...Read more

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Does rapid breathing at high altitudes results to respiratory alkalosis?

Does rapid breathing at high altitudes results to respiratory alkalosis?

Yes: Actually, since you're at high altitude the low pressures cause you to breathe faster to get enough oxygen and therefore you're blowing off co2 at a faster rate which results in a respiratory alkalosis. This can be prevented by a medication called Diamox (acetazolamide) and also controlling how high you ascend in a day. ...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?

Potassium shift: the concentration of electrolytes in the body and blood stream are very complex. The body strives to maintain normal concentrations of potassium, acid, as well as electrical charge. Acidosis causes a build up of hydrogen and cells will shift hydrogen and potassium to prevent acid buildup as a result potassium goes up, the reverse occurs when alkalosis happens ...Read more

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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


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System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is ...Read more