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Pyloric Stenosis Metabolic Alkalosis
None: Metabolic alkalosis is not a food issue, and the main treatment would be to treat the underlying cause. Are you on diuretics? Do you have associated hypertension that can point to aldosteronism? Do you have COPD and chronically retain CO2? Vomiting? Diarrhea? Each in this small list of examples requires a different approach to treatment, so you'll need a proper history and physical by your doctor. ...Read more
Metabolic alkalosis: Please goo online to "emedicine/medscape.com" and look for metabolic alkalosis. A tough read for most but very helpful if you take your time. There are other such articles on the web but this is my preferred. Any questions after you read the article feel free to contact me again. ...Read more
Treat the cause: The most certain way to test for alkalosis (or acidosis) is with an arterial blood gas test. If the arterial ph is abnormally high, there is alkalosis. M. A. Typically shows an elevated serum co2 level, because of increased bicarbonate. The treatment depends on the cause of m.A. Repeated vomiting causes m.A. Because of loss of hcl (acid) from the stomach. You treat the cause of vomiting. ...Read more
Simplfied Version: Aldosterone causes reabsorption of Na and secretion of K+ and H+, so if you have too much aldosterone, you'll secrete too much H+, lose too much acid, and have an alkalosis state ;) Simplified explanation Cheers C ...Read more
I have determined I have metabolic alkalosis, but not too severe, from consuming too much baking soda an my face is tingling. How do I treat this?
What to do if I have respiratory acidosis compensating for metabolic alkalosis or is metabolic alkalosis compensating for respiratory acidosis?
Difference....: If your ph in your blood is lower than normal, then you have an acidosis. If the ph in your blood is higher than normal, then you have an alkalosis. To figure out if the abnormality is respiratory or metabolic, you need to know the carbon dioxide level. An arterial blood gas test would give the information needed to diagnose the disorder, including whether or not there is compensation! ...Read more
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