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What is main abnormality in respiratory acidosis?

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Dr. Steven Weintraub
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Respiratory Acidosis

The main problem isn respiratory acidosis is having too high a level of carbon dioxide.
This occurs in mostly in people who have lung disease, such as copd, and people with neuromuscular diseases, who have weak respiratory muscles or a decreased respiratory drive, it can also occur with a narcotic overdose or overdose of some other medications.

In brief: Respiratory Acidosis

The main problem isn respiratory acidosis is having too high a level of carbon dioxide.
This occurs in mostly in people who have lung disease, such as copd, and people with neuromuscular diseases, who have weak respiratory muscles or a decreased respiratory drive, it can also occur with a narcotic overdose or overdose of some other medications.
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