Describe How The Kidneys Respond To Respiratory Acidosis

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Blood Gas Analysis--insight Into The Acid-base Status Of The Patient

Acid-Base Physiology Buffers H+ A- HCO3- CO2 Buffers H+ A- CO2 Cells Blood Kidney Lungs Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Status in Critical Illness Blood Gas Analysis--Insight into the Acid-Base status of the Patient The blood gas consists of pH-negative log of the Hydrogen ion concentration: -log[H+]. (also, pH=pK+log [HCO3]/ 0.03 x pCO2). The pH is always a product of two components, respiratory and metabolic, and the metabolic component is judged, calculated, or computed by allowing for the effect of the pCO2, ie, any change in the pH unexplained by the pCO2 indicates a metabolic abnormality. CO +H 0ºº H CO ººHCO + H2 2 2 3 3 - + CO2 and water form carbonic acid or H2CO3, which is in equilibrium with bicarbonate (HCO3-)and hydrogen ions (H+). A change in the concentration of the reactants on either side of the equation affects the subsequent direction of the reaction. For example, an increase in CO2 will result in increased carbonic acid formation (H2CO3) which leads to an increase in both HCO3- and H+ (\pH). Normally, at pH 7.4, a ratio of one part carbonic acid to twenty parts bicarbonate is present in the extracellular fluid [HCO3-/H2CO3]=20. A change in the ra Continue reading >>

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  1. msecanales

    Ketosis.. Urine PH 5.5

    Ok. SO I am well aware that Ketosis is good thing for sleevers. I am burning fat-using it as fuel. Awesome! My urine Ph is 5.5 (maybe lower, that's the lowest the strip reads).. making me acidic. Does this go hand in hand with ketoacidosis?
    I can't stand the taste in my mouth! Yuck!

  2. LosinginAZ

    It gives me the worst breath!! It's so embarrassing

  3. Sparklekitty (Julie)

    Check the "diagnosis" section on the wikipedia article for ketosis.
    This would be a good question for your doctor. Call the office and ask, you can probably get information from a nurse or PA over the phone.

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