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An abnormally high acidity of the blood and other body tissues. Acidosis can be either respiratory or metabolic.
Symptoms of Acidosis
The following features are indicative of Acidosis:
shortness of breath
dysfunction of cerebrum
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Common Causes of Acidosis
The following are the most common causes of Acidosis:
when arterial pH falls below 7.35
Risk Factors for Acidosis
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Acidosis:
systemic lupus erythematosus
urinary tract obstruction
Prevention of Acidosis
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Acidosis. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
intake of potassium and magnesium citrates supplements
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Acidosis
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Acidosis:
Arterial blood gas analysis: Helps to measure amounts of arterial gases
Electrolytes test: To look for the disease
Chest x-ray: To determine the exact cause of disease
CT (Computed tomography) abdomen: Helps to diagnose the disease
Complications of Acidosis if untreated
Yes, Acidosis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Acidosis is left untreated:
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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