In response to respiratory alkalosis, the mom and baby do what?

Respiratory alkalosi. Respiratory alkalosis in a normal adult is due to excessive ventilation/breathing, so the management is to reduce whatever is causing the fast breathing. Anxiety can be treated with both medicaiton and nonmedication strategies. Pain is usually treated with medication. It would be extremely unusual to ever to resort to medications to increase acid levels.

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In response to respiratory alkalosis, what happens to the baby?

Baby will accommodat. Not sure how long or why you have this condition. Most people don't have this condition for very long, baby ; placenta should be able to adjust to this. Inform pediatrician at birth if this is longstanding issue. Read more...

Does respiratory alkalosis cause hyponatremia?

Hyponatremia. Many pulmonary illnesses may cause a low sodium level, via induction of inappropriate SIADH. But respiratory alkalosis, by itself, should not lower the sodium level below the normal range. Often, people with respiratory alkalosis may have a lower serum chloride level, to balance for additional bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) ions. Hope that helps! Read more...

Is respiratory alkalosis a symptom of fevers?

No. Respiratory alkalosis is not a symptom. It is a rise in the blood ph that occurs when you breath fast. That often happens in illnesses that also cause fever. So it's a manifestation of the underlying illness, not a "symptom" of fever. Read more...

Can coma occur due to severe hyperventelation (respiratory alkalosis)?

Can. Seizures and coma can result from severe respiratory alkalosis. Not a likely scenario unless patient is very ill with respiratory disease, poisoning, or has neurological compromise. Read more...
No. You might faint but then you would stop hyperventilating and you should then return to normal. What gets you so anxious? Read more...
No coma. Respiratory alkalosisis is a condition seen in patient with anxiety, hysteria and stress.The carbon dioxide level drop too low and the ph of the blood rise and become alkaline. The main symptoms are dizzines, bloating, confusion and seizures.Coma is not common. Read more...
No. Coma is a serious disorder of consciousness, long duration, usually due to severe trauma or sustained medical problems like liver disease. You can have respiratory alkalosis while comatose by artificial ventilation (machine). Hyperventilation (from pain or anxiety)can cause someone to faint, but usually corrects when the person goes unconscious and doesn't continue to hyperventilate. Read more...
Not likely. Some may experience syncope or fainting due to hyperventilation, but the alkalosis should self correct reasonably quickly when hyperventilation stops, either voluntarily or as a result of loss of consciousness. Read more...

How can CNS depression cause respiratory alkalosis?

It probably doesn't. Respiratory alkalosis is decreased co2 in the blood often caused by hyperventilation. CNS depression is related to reduced ventilation - an opposite situation. Neither sounds like a good thing. Read more...

How does CNS depression lead to respiratory alkalosis?

It doesn't. Respiratory alkalosis occurs as a result of hyperventilation, or breathing rapidly, releasing co2 and increasing your blood ph. CNS depression slows down your breathing, retaining co2, resulting usually in respiratory acidosis. Read more...
Hyperventilation. Injuries to the brainstem and tegmentum can cause both CNS depression and hyperventilation. Hyperventilation results in respiratory alkalosis. Read more...