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Partially Compensated Respiratory Acidosis

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Respiratory Acidosis

Practice Essentials Respiratory acidosis is an acid-base balance disturbance due to alveolar hypoventilation. Production of carbon dioxide occurs rapidly and failure of ventilation promptly increases the partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide (PaCO2). [1] The normal reference range for PaCO2 is 35-45 mm Hg. Alveolar hypoventilation leads to an increased PaCO2 (ie, hypercapnia). The increase in PaCO2, in turn, decreases the bicarbonate (HCO3–)/PaCO2 ratio, thereby decreasing the pH. Hypercapnia and respiratory acidosis ensue when impairment in ventilation occurs and the removal of carbon dioxide by the respiratory system is less than the production of carbon dioxide in the tissues. Lung diseases that cause abnormalities in alveolar gas exchange do not typically result in alveolar hypoventilation. Often these diseases stimulate ventilation and hypocapnia due to reflex receptors and hypoxia. Hypercapnia typically occurs late in the disease process with severe pulmonary disease or when respiratory muscles fatigue. (See also Pediatric Respiratory Acidosis, Metabolic Acidosis, and Pediatric Metabolic Acidosis.) Acute vs chronic respiratory acidosis Respiratory acidosis can be acut Continue reading >>

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  1. Sophia0620

    Hey Im a newbie!! So Im getting ready for a figure competition in June. I decided to do the keto diet because I want to come in really lean and plus it was my first time bulking up and I know i did it wrong.. Well i learned my lesson. Ive been on keto for a week now. At first i gained 5lbs but now ive dropped it. I read people are able to lose 20lbs withing the first two weeks. I wanted to know how i could do that. Im 5'1" 135lbs female.. Hehe.. I think i did my macros right so im at 92g fat, 120g protein, 17g carbs.. This week ive been having 3 whole boiled eggs for breakfast, 1 can meditteranean sardines 1/2c lettuce with 2tbsp cesar dressing for my mid morning snack. Lunch time is ground beef and cheese 1/2c broccoli. Mid afternoon snack is 1oz almonds or 1/2oz. Pork rinds. Dinner is usually a repeat of breakfaat or lunch. Before bed snack is 2tbsp pb and 2tbsp sugarfree jello pudding. I dont even know if Im allowed the jello but some forums said yes some said no. Im in hawaii and not a lot of people know about keto and how to use it for pre comp prep. Should i just eat ground beef, boiled eggs, and cheese for 2 weeks? Im not even thinking about carb ups because im actually ok with this diet.. Dude!! I get to have pork rinds and cheese what more can i ask for!!?? Lol.. But any help would be super awesome!! Im using diablo 5 as a thermogenic, glutamine, multi vitamin, and scivation xtend for bcaas.. (btw)

  2. EasyRhino

    You're 135lbs, if you lost 20lbs in a week, you'd need to lose a limb in a farm machinery accident.
    I know virtually nothing about contest prep, but you're talking around 8-9 weeks away? I don't know if that's enough time.

    On the diet, how many calories does that add up to? (yes, I'm that lazy on doing the math). It seems lik e kind of a lot for a small person on a serious cut. However, it's only been a week, and it looks like your water weight is fluctuating substantially, so it may be hard to tell the diet's effectiveness.

  3. The_Mighty_Stu

    1-What is your BMR and how is your daily intake compared to it?
    2-If someone is actually losing that much 'weight' the first week, it's because the human body stores water in the presence of carbs in an almost 4:1 ration, so obviously by eliminating most carbs, you will drop 'weight' (Water weight)

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