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What is acid in the blood?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Imbalance

Normally, people have acid production from metabolic activities that goes to blood and gets neutralized by alkali produced by kidneys.
In kidney failure, acid is noted in blood since it is not neutralized. Other cases include diabetes type i, chronic diarrhea, certain meds, sepsis with blood infection, and respiratory (ventillatory) failure among other more rare causes.

In brief: Imbalance

Normally, people have acid production from metabolic activities that goes to blood and gets neutralized by alkali produced by kidneys.
In kidney failure, acid is noted in blood since it is not neutralized. Other cases include diabetes type i, chronic diarrhea, certain meds, sepsis with blood infection, and respiratory (ventillatory) failure among other more rare causes.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine

In brief: General term

Acid has to do with the pH of the blood - a measurement which is done.
Our normal pH is 7.35-7.45 or thereabouts. If your pH is less than this then you are "acidotic". It relates your acid-base balance in your bloodstream.

In brief: General term

Acid has to do with the pH of the blood - a measurement which is done.
Our normal pH is 7.35-7.45 or thereabouts. If your pH is less than this then you are "acidotic". It relates your acid-base balance in your bloodstream.
Dr. Steven Hill
Dr. Steven Hill
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