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How come severe vomiting would result to metabolic acidosis?

How come severe vomiting would result to metabolic acidosis?

Stomach/small intest: So while stomach has acid just after that there is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) released from the small bowel (a base). This neutralizes the acid. Particularly with a large amount of vomitting, you lose a lot of electrolytes and this bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and the result is a contraction metaolic acidosis. This can be very dangerous not only because of the acidosis but also because of the major electrolyte imbalances. ...Read more

Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Metabolic Acidosis (Definition)

Metabolic acidosis occurs either from primary acid retention, renal (kidney) dysfunction/failure or bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) losses. Primary acid retentions cause anion-gap metabolic acidosis from these etiologies (methanol, uremia, diabetic ketoacidosis, para-aldehyde, isoniazid, lactic acidosis, ethylene glycol, salicylates). Kidney's dysfunction leads to acidosis. Finally any loss ...Read more


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What are the tests for metabolic acidosis?

See below: Metabolic acidosis can be detected by blood teasts. Patients can present with kussmauls breathing which is deep ventilation or breathing. Some patients have abdominal pain blood tests show a low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level and a low co2 level seen on blood gases.This is a serious condition with many causes, commonly seen with diabetic ketoacidosis. ...Read more

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What're some of the causes of metabolic acidosis?

Many causes: This is more of a clinical site. Try googling other sites for basic science stuff. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for metabolic acidosis?

What is the treatment for metabolic acidosis?

Acidosis: The body compensates for metabolic acidosis by increasing the respiratory rate in order to alkalinize the blood by removing carbon dioxide. Acute treatment of metabolic acidosis requires administration of i've bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) or by performing urgent dialysis. ...Read more

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What is high anion gap metabolic acidosis?

Metabolic acidosis: A high anion gap acidosis, (h), is an acidosis with a low carbon dioxide (c) and a normal chloride. This low c indicates the presence of an organic acid, such as lactic acid. H is seen in sepsis and diabetic ketoacidosis, among other conditions. It is a serious condition that requires immediate medical therapy to resolve it, as it is often life-threatening. ...Read more

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What does this mean "high anion gap metabolic acidosis"?

Anion gap: The anion gap is a calculation in which you subtract the sum of the negative ions in the blood (chloride, bicarbonate) from the sum of the positive ions (sodium, potassium). Often potassium is left out because it has only a very small effect. A normal gap is < 11. If the result of the subtraction is > 11 you have a high anion gap acidosis, which means some other acid is causing acidosis (ketoacids. ...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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What is the result of metabolic acidosis if pyloric stenosis?

What is the result of metabolic acidosis if pyloric stenosis?

Bowel obstruction : Then vomiting, dehydration and loss of electrolytes. Gastric contents lost as vomit include acids, leading to a metabolic alkalosis (a 'contraction' alkalosis) with hypokalemia (low potassium), the baby needs to be admitted to a hospital, have intravenous fluids, a surgical consult and surgical repair of the pylorus to relieve the stenosis. It can be performed open or laprascopic. ...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

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more