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

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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.
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