Causes Of Alcidosis

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Keeping our body’s pH balance in check is always important this because proper body function can happen and we remain healthy. If your blood pH were to drop below 7.35 you would develop a condition called acidosis. Then depending on the cause of this acidosis whether it be the kidneys or the lungs would determine the kind of acidosis. If it is the kidneys causing the acidosis we would call it a metabolic acidosis, where is if it were the lungs it would be called a respiratory acidosis. Know if your blood pH for some reason would be above 7.35 you would be considered alkalosis. The cause of this would also be either the kidneys which this condition is called metabolic alkalosis and if it were the lungs it would called a respiratory alkalosis. Metabolic acidosis occurs when your blood pH drops below 7.35 therefor making your blood acidic. When this condition is present your CO2 levels could be normal but your kidneys are not production …show more content…
That is below the normal range and therefore is called respiratory alkalosis and can be caused by a couple of different reasons. Those reasons include hyperventilating maybe because of anxiety, a stroke, or high altitude. If you are having an anxiety attack you tend to breath more rapidly and therefore are breathing out more and decreasing the amount of CO2 in your body. Since the lungs are the cause of this condition the kidneys will help out again by reabsorbing more HCO3 and increasing the amount of H+ excreted. Treatments for this condition include breathing in and out of a brown paper bag because that air is CO2 rich (Tortora, 2013). This pH imbalance could be seen in older age patients because they are more likely to have strokes due to their aging body. Many elderly people also have breathing issues and that could be why their CO2 levels are high and that could also be why you see more elderly people on

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