What is chronic metabolic acidosis?

Answer Chronic metabolic acidosis is a condition that can be caused by an abnormal metabolism, or by the ingestion of certain substances. Those that suffer from Type I diabetes, may produce increased amou... Read More »

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What is the difference between metabolic acidosis&respiratory alkalosis?

Metabolic acidosis and respiratory alkalosis are two separate disorders marked by alterations of the pH balance in the bloodstream. In some cases, the presence of metabolic acidosis can cause the o... Read More »

Mixed Respiratory & Metabolic Acidosis?

When the blood's pH level is unbalanced and acid levels rise, a condition called acidosis develops. Respiratory acidosis occurs when there is too much carbon dioxide, an acid, in the blood. Metabol... Read More »

Does emphysema cause metabolic acidosis?

On One Hand: Emphysema Does Not Cause Metabolic AcidosisEmphysema is not one of the causes of metabolic acidosis, a condition which leads to too much acid in the blood through metabolizing (breakin... Read More »

Is sodium bicarbonate used for metabolic acidosis?

Sodium bicarbonate is sometimes used to treat metabolic acidosis, although the extent of its utility "remains controversial," according to a 2009 review in the "Journal of the American Society of N... Read More »