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Treatment For Acidosis
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
Off and on mild thrombocytopenia and mild acidosis w/o treatment ( prob. due to lack of severity?), as well as ongoing macrocytosis for approximately 3 years. Are these correlated somehow? In regards to macrocytosis,folate is fine, B12 mid-low end.
Hematologist: Alcohol intake can cause macrocytosis and if this doesn't pertain to you, I feel that your borderline B12 level should be raised with therapeutic amounts of B12 preferably by a series of injections. Your hematologist who knows all your findings, is best qualified to advise and treat you,however. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is onglyza safe for long term treatment? Possible pancreatitis and thyroid cancer? How to avoid pancreatitis, lactic acidosis, & ketoacidosis?
Respir. acidosis: Respiratory acidosis is the result of insufficient breathing in which you do not get rid of enough carbon dioxide, so it backs up in your blood stream and causes an acidosis. The treatment is to improve breathing. Sometimes you just need to stimulate or make the patient more alert, use antidotes for narcotic medications or sedatives, or use a breathing machine, if severe. ...Read more
What RTA is: Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a disease that occurs when the kidneys fail to excrete acids into the urine, which causes a person's blood to remain too acidic. Without proper treatment, chronic acidity of the blood leads to growth retardation, kidney stones, bone disease, chronic kidney disease, and possibly total kidney failure. See a nephrologist for more information about the types of rta. ...Read more
Loss of fixed base: This is lost from the body when the proximal renal tubule does a poor job of reabsorbing bicarbonate, drainage of pancreatic fluid, diarrhea (usually rich in potassium and bicarbonate), and a few less common entities. It's a sign on a lab report intended to guide treatment rather than a disease itself. Great question, and thanks for asking. ...Read more
DKA: A metabolic emergency for patients primarily with type 1 diabetes, DKA symptoms include those of high blood sugars initially. As the ketones build up, patients may have a fruity odor on the breath, get abdominal pain & vomit. Because they're already urinating a lot, dehydration can get bad. Some may breathe fast, get headaches, have altered consciousness. Without proper treatment, death imminent. ...Read more
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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