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Metabolic acidosis characterized by the accumulation of lactate in the body. It is caused by tissue hypoxia.
Symptoms of Lactic Acidosis
The following features are indicative of Lactic Acidosis:
rapid deep breathing
It is possible that Lactic Acidosis shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Lactic Acidosis
The following are the most common causes of Lactic Acidosis:
Risk Factors for Lactic Acidosis
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Lactic Acidosis:
poor liver function
lower CD4 count
Prevention of Lactic Acidosis
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Lactic Acidosis. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
use of sodium bicarbonate solutions
Occurrence of Lactic Acidosis
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Lactic Acidosis cases seen each year worldwide:
Very common > 10 Million cases
Lactic Acidosis can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Lactic Acidosis
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Lactic Acidosis:
Blood testing: Helps in diagnosing the electrolyte levels
Arterial blood gas testing: Helps in diagnosis of acid base disturbances
Doctor for Diagnosis of Lactic Acidosis
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Lactic Acidosis:
Complications of Lactic Acidosis if untreated
Yes, Lactic Acidosis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Lactic Acidosis is left untreated:
acute renal failure
Procedures for Treatment of Lactic Acidosis
The following procedures are used to treat Lactic Acidosis:
Hemofiltration: Helps in purification of blood
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Lactic Acidosis
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Lactic Acidosis:
Use of sodium bicarbonate solutions: Helps in improving the pH levels
Use of ketogenic diet: To cope with mitochondrial disorders
Time for Treatment of Lactic Acidosis
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Lactic Acidosis to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
In 3 - 6 months
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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