How common is lactic acidosis with sepsis?

With septic shock. It is a marker for end organ damage due to inadequate oxygen reception or utilization. When sepsis progresses to shock we will follow lactate (its pka is 4, so its never really acid in the blood) as a marker of our success in getting blood and oxygen to the peripheral tissues. So... In sepsis itself (without shock) it is rare, but in septic shock lactate is almost always elevated.
Common. Any time blood flow to tissues drops, there is production of lactic acid. Sepsis can cause blood flow to decrease because of a drop in blood pressure or because of clotting in small blood vessels.

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How common is lactic acidosis with metformin use? What should I look for in terms of symptoms? I take 1500mg metformin and 100mg Januvia

Lactic acidosis. There are numerous reasons why metformin is prescribed and there is too little information that you have given. You should really have a discussion with your doc or come back with much more detailed information. Read more...

How do we treat lactic acidosis?

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...

What causes lactic acidosis? Is it from metformin? How to avoid lactic acidosis?

Lactic acidosis. Most cases of type a lactic acidosis are due to marked tissue hypoperfusion in shock or during cardiopulmonary arrest. In type b lactic acidosis, systemic tissue hypoperfusion is not apparent. Metformin therapy for type ii diabetes can cause it, although the likelihood of this is relatively low. Risk factors for this include impaired kidney function and liver disease or concurrent alcohol abuse. Read more...

Pcos taking metformin for 1 yr what are the chances of lactic acidosis n how long use of it is safe for me kindly explain?

Lactic acidosis. Lactic acidosis occurs in patients taking metformin (m) who have chronic kidney disease. You need to ask the physician (p) prescribing the m if it is safe for you to take. Your p knows you best and can give you the most meaningful answer to your question. Read more...

Does food change lactic acidosis levels?

Yes. Many foods are acidic in nature and so anything acidic can make an acidosis worse. Alkaline diets (increasing avocado, kale, spinach, cucumber, celery for example) can help balance and acidic condition. Meats are very acidic, by the way. Read more...

I'm confused, what is lactic acidosis?

Dangerous condition. The body generates energy by breaking down fat and sugar thru a very efficient mechanism that uses oxygen and produces carbon dioxide and water. When this mechanism fails, there is another inefficient back up system that generates lactic acid. Poor blood flow, low oxygen, medications, poisons, excessive exercise can cause this lactic acidosis. It should be corrected promptly. Read more...
,Ask U PCP. Is a physiological condition characterized by low ph in body tissues and blood acidosis. Read more...

Can taking one Metaformin cause lactic acidosis?

Unlikely. Theoretically Metformin can cause lactic acidosis but in setting of normal kidney function it is extremely unlikely. Liver disease and concurrent alcohol use can also increase the risk. Talk to your health care provider if you have any of the above risk factors to determine the risk of lactic acidosis. Read more...

What is the biochemical mechanism of lactic acidosis in diabetes?

Lactic acidosis. Please go online to "www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/" and look up lactic acidosis and diabetes. It won't be easy reading but worth a look. You can also go to PubMed and search for lactic acidosis and diabetes. Take your time learning about this. Read more...