1 doctor weighed in:

Can you tell me how the renal system compensates for metabolic acidosis and alkalosis?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jared Fialkow
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Metabolic issues

The kidneys are very smart at keeping the body at the ph level.
The kidneys are capable of getting rid of large amounts of acids (hydrogen ions) and reabsorbing bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to keep the body in homeostasis. We excrete acid (h+) through titratable acidity and ammonium.

In brief: Metabolic issues

The kidneys are very smart at keeping the body at the ph level.
The kidneys are capable of getting rid of large amounts of acids (hydrogen ions) and reabsorbing bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to keep the body in homeostasis. We excrete acid (h+) through titratable acidity and ammonium.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified,
15 years in practice
438K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available