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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
Respiratory acidosis. When does the PCO2 become too high? I'm already at 60.1 mmHg (VBG), O2 sat. is 53.2%. Stable or in need or treatment?
Pulmonologist: These values are consistent with poor lung function and respiratory acidosis is likely. A pulmonologist should be involved in your care for diagnosis and treatment. Your low oxygen saturation would be treated with cautious use of low flow nasal oxygen to avoid further elevation (and retention of CO2) of your pCO2. ...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 (saxagliptin) 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
Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck! ...Read more
S.O & I trying for baby#2 for 8 mths now & Dr found a cyst & wants me to take B.CFor 3mths won't that affect me trying to convince after the treatment?
Ah, PCOS: would be treated that way. Certainly birth control will prevent pregnancy by giving hormones all the time and messing up cycling. Some people have part of the ovary making high amounts of hormones...making their own internal birth control pill. The hope (it is at best 50/50) is that stopping everything w. birth control hits the reset button. ...Read more
Both: A cath will allow them to look inside the arteries. If there is a significant blockage they can fix it. ...Read more
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