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Acidosis

When your body fluids contain too much acid, it’s known as acidosis. Acidosis occurs when your kidneys and lungs can’t keep your body’s pH in balance. Many of the body’s processes produce acid. Your lungs and kidneys can usually compensate for slight pH imbalances, but problems with these organs can lead to excess acid accumulating in your body. The acidity of your blood is measured by determining its pH. A lower pH means that your blood is more acidic, while a higher pH means that your blood is more basic. The pH of your blood should be around 7.4. According to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), acidosis is characterized by a pH of 7.35 or lower. Alkalosis is characterized by a pH level of 7.45 or higher. While seemingly slight, these numerical differences can be serious. Acidosis can lead to numerous health issues, and it can even be life-threatening. There are two types of acidosis, each with various causes. The type of acidosis is categorized as either respiratory acidosis or metabolic acidosis, depending on the primary cause of your acidosis. Respiratory acidosis Respiratory acidosis occurs when too much CO2 builds up in the body. Normally, the lun Continue reading >>

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  1. K

    Acetone breath

    Any other mommies experiencing this? I called the peds office which of course tried to send me to the er telling me my son ingested nail polish remover. (I always leave acetone soaked cotton balls on my sons playmat, doesn't everybody?
    ) So I've been researching a bit on my own and maybe he's not getting enough fat and carbs from me? It seems like the smell might be from him burning his fat stores. I had him tested for diabetes and it was negative. I'm wondering if I've been eating too healthy. He gets purees twice a day and oatmeal once a day but I'm thinking of bumping up his carb intake. He also nurses 5-6 times a day. He's 6 1/2 months, 30 inches and about 20 pounds. The first time I noticed it was after his vaccines and his 6 month appointment but it's been on and off for abot two weeks. Thanks!

  2. allik527

    Your milk is nutritionally perfect, even if your diet isn't. Women who are malnourished have continued to BF healthy babies. Does anyone else notice this smell? What about your pedi?

  3. germaphobemomma

    Ketosis is the only thing I know of that causes people to smell like acetone. I would try upping his carbs and see if that helps. You don't want your little guy losing weight. If it keeps up, I would definitely take him in to be checked out. Good luck!

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