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Lactic Acidosis (Overview)

Lactic acidosis is the buildup of lactic acid in the blood, either from an increase in the body's production or the kidney being unable to remove lactic acid effectively. The most common causes are intense exercise (increased production of lactic acid) or kidney failure (unable to effectively remove lactic acid from blood). Other causes include blood infections (sepsis) and inability to breathe effectively (respiratory failure).


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What causes lactic acidosis? Is it from metformin? How to avoid lactic acidosis?

What causes lactic acidosis? Is it from metformin?  How to avoid lactic acidosis?

Lactic acidosis: Most cases of type a lactic acidosis are due to marked tissue hypoperfusion in shock or during cardiopulmonary arrest. In type b lactic acidosis, systemic tissue hypoperfusion is not apparent. Metformin therapy for type ii diabetes can cause it, although the likelihood of this is relatively low. Risk factors for this include impaired kidney function and liver disease or concurrent alcohol abuse. ...Read more

Lactic Acidosis (Overview)

Lactic acidosis is the buildup of lactic acid in the blood, either from an increase in the body's production or the kidney being unable to remove lactic acid effectively. The most common causes are intense exercise (increased production of lactic acid) or kidney failure (unable to effectively remove lactic acid from blood). Other causes include blood infections (sepsis) and inability to breathe effectively (respiratory failure).


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Does food change lactic acidosis levels?

Does food change lactic acidosis levels?

Yes: Many foods are acidic in nature and so anything acidic can make an acidosis worse. Alkaline diets (increasing avocado, kale, spinach, cucumber, celery for example) can help balance and acidic condition. Meats are very acidic, by the way. ...Read more

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How do we treat lactic acidosis ?

How do we treat lactic acidosis ?

Lactic acidosis: Severe lactic acidosis (la) is often associated with poor prognosis. Recognition and correction of the underlying process is the major step in the treatment of this serious condition. Intravenous administration of sodium bicarbonate (sb) has been the mainstay in the treatment of lactic acidosis. Dialysis, peritoneal in particular, can also be used in some cases to avoid a massive sb load. ...Read more

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How do you get lactic acidosis, I've just started boxing and the day after im aching allovr and im worried about this cos I have a fatty liver anyways?

How do you get lactic acidosis, I've just started boxing and the day after im aching allovr and im worried about this cos I have a fatty liver anyways?

Lactic acidosis: Although accumulation of Lactic Acid in muscles during anaerobic exercise may cause temporary burning, i don't think your soreness is related to lactic acidosis. It is more likely a result of using muscles that you haven't used for a while. Boxing is very strenuous. Lactic acidosis in hospitalized patients usually results from impaired tissue oxygenation due to tissue hypoperfusion in shock. ...Read more

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What's lactic acidosis?

Lactate + low pH: Lowered ph in your blood accompanied with a build-up of lactate. ...Read more

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How do we treat lactic acidosis ?

Lactic acidosis: Severe lactic acidosis (la) is often associated with poor prognosis. Recognition and correction of the underlying process is the major step in the treatment of this serious condition. Intravenous administration of sodium bicarbonate (sb) has been the mainstay in the treatment of lactic acidosis. Dialysis, peritoneal in particular, can also be used in some cases to avoid a massive sb load. ...Read more

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Does food change lactic acidosis levels?

Yes: Many foods are acidic in nature and so anything acidic can make an acidosis worse. Alkaline diets (increasing avocado, kale, spinach, cucumber, celery for example) can help balance and acidic condition. Meats are very acidic, by the way. ...Read more

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I'm confused, what is lactic acidosis?

Dangerous condition: The body generates energy by breaking down fat and sugar thru a very efficient mechanism that uses oxygen and produces carbon dioxide and water. When this mechanism fails, there is another inefficient back up system that generates lactic acid. Poor blood flow, low oxygen, medications, poisons, excessive exercise can cause this lactic acidosis. It should be corrected promptly. ...Read more

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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