1 doctor weighed in:

If a diabetic is suffering from acidosis, why does his breathing seem abnormally rapid?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Breathing off CO2

Hyperventialtion is the mechanism by which the respiratory system tries to compensate for the metabolic acidosis by blowing off more carbon dioxide.

In brief: Breathing off CO2

Hyperventialtion is the mechanism by which the respiratory system tries to compensate for the metabolic acidosis by blowing off more carbon dioxide.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
24 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors