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    Metabolic Alkalosis

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    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…

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    Magnesium Imbalance

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    mEq/L. Hyperchloremia and hypochloremia are chlorine imbalance. They are usually associate with sodium and caused by dehydration, kidney disease, diabetes, and sodium level. Signs and symptoms are the same as fluid and acid imbalance. Magnesium helps support the immune system, normal muscle and nerve function, regulation of glucose and heartbeat, energy production. We need about 300 and 400 mg per day. Hypomagnesemia and hypermagnesemia are magnesium imbalance, common caused by malnutrition,…

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    to be talking about the different types of acidosis and alkalosis. There are two types of this and they are respiratory acidosis and respiratory alkalosis, and metabolic acidosis and metabolic alkalosis. The purpose of this paper is to provide you with the definitions, causes, symptoms, and treatments of these conditions. Acidosis is an excessive amount of acid in the blood that causes pH levels to fall below 7.35. Alkalosis is an excess of base in blood that causes pH to rise above mpl7.45.…

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    given to rehydrate her. An arterial blood gas (ABG) was drawn. The results of the ABG showed an acid-base disturbance. The patient’s acid-base disturbance was acute metabolic alkalosis. This is the most common disturbance in hospitalized patients (Thomas, 2016a). This was based on her arterial blood gas (ABG) results as well as the patient’s clinical presentation. Her pH was 7.5 (normal range 7.35- 7.45) which indicated…

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    respiratory acidosis and alkalosis are acid-base disorders that are serious and can be deadly if not treated. I will explain the disorders causes and symptoms and treatments in this paper. What is metabolic acidosis? metabolic acidosis is a condition in which too much acid has accumulated in the body.This occurs when the chemical balance of acids and bases in your blood gets thrown off usually it's because your body is making too much acid and is not getting rid of enough acid or does not have…

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    Alkalosis Case Study Essay

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    The most likely cause of Connie’s respiratory alkalosis revealed in her VBG results is that when a patient is hyperventilating i.e. asthma exacerbation which causes an increase in respiratory rate, which results in the blowing off of more carbon dioxide (Larkin & Zimmanck, 2015). This is revealed in Connie’s low reading of 38mmHg for her PvC02, and as CO2 decreases so does the H+ ions in the blood which results in the alkalosis (Larkin & Zimmanck, 2015). The nurse should encourage Connie to…

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    Acid-Base Case Studies

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    balance of the body is mainly regulated by respiratory and renal system together with the body ‘buffer system. For the body to function normally, the hydrogen ion (H+) needs to be concentrated within a narrow range, represented as pH, which determines the acidity and alkalinity of a solution. Changes in the bicarbonate (HCO3) concentration causes metabolic acidosis or metabolic alkalosis while changes in the rate of alveolar ventilation and carbon dioxide concentration decides respiratory…

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    Normal pH within the blood can range between 7.35 and 7.45 arterial and venous is 7.32 thru 7.42. Normal HCO3 for arterial is 22 thru 26 mEq/liter and venous is 19 to 25 mEq/liter with PCO2 normal for arterial 35 thru 45 mm Hg and venous 38 thru 52 mm Hg. Normal PO2 is 80 to 100mm Hg for arterial and venous is 28 thru 48 mm Hg. Acidosis can affect the central nervous system within the body and left untreated can lead to death. Alkalosis affects the central nervous system which can cause muscle…

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    Aspiratory Case Studies

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    There will be a point in time, where your blood may have excessive amounts of bicarbonates, this is called; metabolic alkalosis. This can occur with long periods of vomiting. Vomiting for long periods of times, can make you lose excessive amounts of chloride. Some prescriptions for chloride and potassium can help with these misfortunes. Other treatments, will solely rely on the cause for the condition. You should be seen and have your signs screened. After, that happens an arrangement by you and…

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    through mechanisms in the brain, kidneys, lungs, and buffering system. Concept Key Terms: • Acid: any substance that has a pH less than 7.0 • Acidosis: the condition of having too much acid build up in body fluids, below 7.35 • Alkalosis: the condition of having too much alkaline build up in body fluids, above 7.45 • Anion: a negatively charge particle or ion • Base: any substance that has a pH greater than 7.0 • Bicarbonate (HCO3): a weak base used as a buffer • Buffer: a chemical substance…

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