What is Acidosis?
Acidosis is a process or processes leading to increased acidity in blood and body tissues. Acidemia is a low blood pH falling below 7.35. There can be Metabolic acidosis or Respiratory Acidosis.
Metabolic acidosis can occur due to ketoacidosis, diarrhoea (bicarbonate loss) or renal failure. Respiratory acidosis is due to an increase of carbon dioxide in blood caused by lung problems - chronic bronchitis, emphysema, severe pneumonia, aspiration, head injury, certain drugs and brain tumour.
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and symptoms include headache, fatigue, confusion, tremors, sleepiness, etc. There may be cerebral involvement which can result in coma if left untreated.
Treatment is mainly focused on correcting the underlying cause and neutralization of acidosis.
Warning: Above information provided is an overview of the disease, we strongly recommend a doctor's consultation to prevent further advancement of disease and/or development of complications.
Disclaimer: The information provided herein on request, is not to be taken as a replacement for medical advice or diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. DO NOT SELF MEDICATE. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN FOR PROPER DIAGNOSIS AND PRESCRIPTION.
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