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Metabolic And Respiratory Acidosis And Alkalosis Made Easy

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Acid Base Calculation Made Easy !

Posted by Ash from IP 74.138.144.66 on October 12, 2006 at 17:50:13: 6 steps to ABG analysis, go step by step in the very same order:- 1.Chk whether the pt is academic or alkalemic,by looking at the arterial pH (NL = 7.38 7.42) 2. Chk whether the ABG abnormality is due to a primary repiratory or metabolic disorder by chking the PCo2 levels( NL 38-42) and HCO3 levels (NL 22-26) 3. Now if there is respiratory component identified,chk whether this is acute or chronic respiratory acidosis or alkalosis. 4. Now if u identify a metabolic component ,chk whether it is high anion or normal anion gap M.Acidosis 5. Chk wether the respiratory system is adequetly compensating for this primary metabolic disorder. 6. Now u identify a high anion gap M.A,chk the corrected HCO3 level,y we do this coz to know wether there was a intial primary disorder ,before this new metabolic disorder developed. VERY IMPO FORMULAS :- U have to learn the formulas byheart) In Metabolic acidosis pH and HCO3 (DECREASES) So to compensate for every 1 mmol/l of drop in HCO3 , 1.2mmhg of PCO2 shld decrease So to compensate for every 1 mmol/l of increase HCO3, 0.07 mmhg of pco2 will increase. In Resp .Acidosis (PH - DECREAS Continue reading >>

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  1. Scouser

    I started the Atkins diet at the beginning of the year and I am making slow progress. During the induction phase I lost 6 lb in this first week and then nothing after that. The second week I stayed the same weight and at time appeared to gain a pound or two and lose a pound or two! The whole time this was happening I was using the urine analysis strips ( and still am) and it was showing during the whole time I was producing a moderate to large amount of ketones! It has been a month now and I feel like I should be making more headway in this. Over the past month I have lost an additional four pounds (but I don't really count it because I have been known to put it on again some time in the week and then just stay at that weight). I have not increased my carbs from the inital amount suggested in the induction phase. I am concerned that I am not able to lose. I work out everyday (either yoga or step) for about 40 minutes, although I do have a desk job. Has this happened to anyone else? If so, what can I do?
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  2. AngelaR

    It's normal to slow down after the induction period is over. Your body is thinking baout what is going on and trying to adjust. You are also exercising whish is replacing fat with lean muscle, and muscle weighs more than fat.
    Have you taken measurements? Sometimes you don't lose pounds, but you lose inches.
    The big question is, How much water are you drinking?
    Also, what are you eating? Are you eating any of the things that would slow you down? Are you eating foods that have hidden carbs? If you start a journal in the Bootcamp/Journals section, and post this kind of info regularly, then it will be easier for people to take a look at your patterns and give you some guidance.

  3. Natrushka

    Scouce, welcome to the forum.
    The first thing that comes to mind is are you drinking enough water and are you eating enough food. You should be drinking at the very minimum 64 oz of water a day (water, water and more water - anything else you drink should be above and beyond this). Guidlines for calories are 10 - 12 times your body weight a day - eating too little will stress your body and force it to hold onto fat and water. Put the two together and slow or nonexistant fat loss is not surprizing.
    Starting up a Journal in the Bootcamp section might be a good idea - just to give us some idea of what you've been eating and drinking. Remember to include quality and quantity! You might also be interested in checking out www.fitday.com It's a free online site that lets you keep track of fat/protein/carbs etc. It is usually a very eye opening experience.
    Hope to hear more,
    Nat

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