What is Acidosis?

A pathologic state characterized by an increase in the concentration of hydrogen ions in the arterial blood above the normal level, 40 nmol/L, or pH less than 7.4; may be caused by an accumulation of carbon dioxide or acidic products of metabolism or by a decrease in the concentration of alkaline compounds.

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my nephrologist says that I have acidosis. I take 2 sodium bicarbonate twice daily. I do not know anything about this condition. my creatinine and...

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If your creatinine and blood urea are high, your doctor would have told you that your kidney function is reduced. Acid is normally produced...

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I ve recently noticed that my mum has a high respiratory rate , upon measuring it a few times at rest, the value comes to about 24 breaths per...

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Dear MS. Nutty.neuron,

Im really concerned that your mother is hyperventilating( ie increased respiratory rate above 14breaths/min)

it would have...

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respiratory distress in newborn
I had a question about some lab values that were taken of my newborn in hospital. He was...

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Thanks for posting your query.

I am sorry for what your baby had been going through. The most important thing here is to realize that...

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