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What foods to eat to reverse symptoms of mild metabolic alkalosis?

What foods to eat to reverse symptoms of mild 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

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Pyloric Stenosis (Definition)

Pyloric stenosis is when the pyloric muscle thickens and closes off the outlet to the stomach. This causes vomiting which lead to dehydration. Happens usually between 2-8 weeks of age. ...Read more


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Why does primary hyperaldosteronism cause metabolic alkalosis?

Why does primary hyperaldosteronism cause metabolic alkalosis?

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

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How does primary hyperaldosteronism cause metabolic alkalosis?

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

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How do you test for metabolic alkalosis? If this is confirmed how is it treated?

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

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What to do if I have respiratory acidosis compensating for metabolic alkalosis or is metabolic alkalosis compensating for respiratory acidosis?

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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Can metabolic alkalosis cause shortness of breath?

Can metabolic alkalosis cause shortness of breath?

Alkalosis: It is not that simple to say yes or no to this question. It depends upon the cause of the metabolic alkalosis. Commonly with metabolic alkalosis as a compensatory mechanism there will be hypoventilation that could be sensed as shortness of breath but respiratory rate will be lower or shallower. ...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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What are the symptoms of pyloric stenosis?

What are the symptoms of pyloric stenosis?

Projectile vomit: 1-2 month old who starts to vomit after meals. It progresses. Vomit after eating gets worse and more forceful. Sometimes more common in first born males. Ultrasound is diagnostic. Surgery only after the fluid balance is restored. Hope this helps. Laparoscopic surgery is common for this operation. ...Read more

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Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more


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