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Patient professional reference Professional Reference articles are written by UK doctors and are based on research evidence, UK and European Guidelines. They are designed for health professionals to use. You may find one of our health articles more useful. See also separate Lactic Acidosis and Arterial Blood Gases - Indications and Interpretations articles. Description Metabolic acidosis is defined as an arterial blood pH <7.35 with plasma bicarbonate <22 mmol/L. Respiratory compensation occurs normally immediately, unless there is respiratory pathology. Pure metabolic acidosis is a term used to describe when there is not another primary acid-base derangement - ie there is not a mixed acid-base disorder. Compensation may be partial (very early in time course, limited by other acid-base derangements, or the acidosis exceeds the maximum compensation possible) or full. The Winter formula can be helpful here - the formula allows calculation of the expected compensating pCO2: If the measured pCO2 is >expected pCO2 then additional respiratory acidosis may also be present. It is important to remember that metabolic acidosis is not a diagnosis; rather, it is a metabolic derangement that in Continue reading >>

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  1. Likhita Iyer

    how can differentiate between aldehyde and ketone

  2. Shukla Paladhi

    Dear user,
    Aldehydes and ketones can be differentiated as under.
    Tollen’s reagent test
    Aldehydes reduce Tollens’ reagent to form shiny silver mirror.
    Ketones do not reduce Tollens’ reagent and hence, there is no formation of shiny silver mirror.
    Fehling’s solution test
    Aldehydes reduce Fehling’s solution to form red precipitates of cuprous oxide.
    Ketones do not reduce Fehling’s solution and hence, there is no of red precipitate formation.
    Schiff’s reagent test
    Aldehydes restore the pink colour of Schiff’s reagent.
    Ketones do not restore the pink colour of Schiff’s reagent.
    Reduction with LiAlH4
    Aldehydes get reduced to primary alcohols in presence of LiAlH4.
    Ketones get reduced to secondary alcohols in presence of LiAlH4.
    Hope, this answers your question.


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Acidosis Symptoms | Symptoms of Acidosis Contact Info: Rich Adams Direct Phone: 262-353-5665 Website: www.2berich.enagicweb.net Email: [email protected] To share this video, click here: http://youtu.be/A37e9tPv1kA Are you concerned about Symptoms of Acidosis? Do you want to know what the Acidosis Symptoms are? There are seven prevalent Acidosis Symptoms. You may display or experience some or all of these Acidosis Symptoms. Before we can understand Acidosis Symptoms, we must first know what acidosis is and second, we must know what causes acidosis! So what is acidosis? Acidosis is an increased acidity in the blood and other body tissue (i.e. an increased hydrogen ion concentration). If not further qualified, it usually refers to acidity of the blood plasma or metabolic acidosis. Acidosis is said to occur when arterial pH (potential hydrogen) falls below 7.35 (except in the fetus). Normal pH range is 7.35 to 7.45 for humans. The term acidemia describes the state of low blood pH, while acidosis is used to describe the processes leading to these states, i.e. the seven acidosis symptoms or stages. The kidneys and lungs maintain the balance (proper pH level) of chemicals called acids and bases in the body. Acidosis occurs when acid builds up or when bicarbonate (a base) is lost. What causes acidosis? The causes for acidosis can be many. Acidosis can be caused by physiological problems like asthma, deformed chest cavity, obesity, problems with the nervous system, kidney failure, and other such physical conditions. Typically however, acidosis is most commonly caused by drinking alcohol, drinking wine, beer or soda, having a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet, dehydration, or not drinking enough of the right water, prescription drugs and OTC drugs like aspirin, Aleave, etc. All of these are highly acidic and create and acidic environment in your body in which disease, illness, and cancer can thrive! Acidosis Symptoms. Acidosis Symptoms typically manifest themselves in 7 stages and are listed below: Acidosis Symptoms 1. Tired or lethargic Acidosis Symptoms 2. Irritation of the skin, allergies, acne, psoriasis, rashes, etc. Acidosis Symptoms 3. The formation of mucus in your throat. Acidosis Symptoms 4. Inflammation, arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis, gout, etc. Acidosis Symptoms 5. Solidification - Acid waste buildup in your arteries which results in high cholesterol. Acidosis Symptoms 6. Ulceration Acidosis Symptoms 7. Degenerative diseases, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, kidney stones. So what can you do about acidosis and the Symptoms of Acidosis? First of all, you can change your diet to include more alkaline food. You can eliminate soda from your diet as soda is extremely acidic! It takes 32 cups of alkaline water to neutralize the acid in 1 cup of soda!!! You can also try to eliminate many OTC medications as they create an acidic environment in your body. Once you start the conversion from acidic to alkaline in your body, your body will be better able to fight illness and disease on its own! 00:02 Acidosis Symptoms Introduction 00:11 Acidosis Symptoms Stage One 00:39 Acidosis Symptoms Stage Two 01:06 Acidosis Symptoms Stage Three 01:20 Acidosis Symptoms Stage Four 01:36 Acidosis Symptoms Stage Five 01:53 Acidosis Symptoms Stage Six 02:12 Acidosis Symptoms Stage Seven Reference: The pH Miracle by Dr. Robert Young M.D.


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. JEarle99

    Someone told me while doing ketosos, you should drink lemon water to reduce the chance of kidney stones. If I'm having half of a lemon in water, is it likely to get kicked out of ketosis?
    The only other carbs in eating is spinach, kale and avocados.

  2. larry

    Lemon juice is 8 % carbohydrate. So figure out how much you're taking in and add it to your daily carbohydrate count.

  3. Fiorella

    I doubt it. Juice from one lemon is about 6 g net carbs. If you use quarter lemon in a mug of hot water, it will likely not be a problem. I drink black tea everyday, and a add fresh slices of lemon. It does not kick me out of ketosis. But, the best thing to do is test and see how your body takes it.

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Normal Values pH = 7.38 - 7.42 [H+] = 40 nM/L for a pH of 7.4 PaCO2 = 40 mm Hg [HCO3] = 24 meq/L Acid base definitions Acid base disorder is considered present when there is abnormality in HCO3 or PaCO2 or pH. Acidosis and alkalosis refer to in-vivo derangement's and not to any change in pH. Acidemia (pH < 7.38) and Alkalemia (pH >7.42) refer to derangement's of blood pH. Kidney and Respiratory system play a key roles in maintaining the acid base status. Primary Acid base disorders Metabolic acidosis loss of [HCO3] 0r addition of [H+] Metabolic alkalosis loss of [H+] or addition of [HCO3] Respiratory acidosis increase in pCO2 Respiratory alkalosis decrease in pCO2 Recquired lab values/information Arterial blood gases: pH, PaCO2,PaO2,Sat,CO BUN, Glucose, Creatinine FIO2 and Clinical history Anion and Cations ANIONS CATIONS Chloride Sodium Bicarbonate(Total CO2) Potassium Proteins Calcium Organic acids Magnesium Phosphates Sulfates Electrochemical balance means that the total anions are the same as total Cations. For practical purposes anion gap is calculated using only Sodium, Chlorides and Total CO2.((140-(104+24)) = 12. Compensatory measures Buffering---occurs immediately Respirat Continue reading >>

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  1. nyknak

    Hi all,
    I am 4 weeks post op and ever since i had surgery I have been suffering with bad breath and chapped lips. I never had a problem with either one of these things prior to surgery except if I ate something with extra garlic or onions. I was wondering if any of you had a similar problem and if so what you have done to correct it. I have tried mouthwash for the breath but it only lasts a few hours. I can't stand the taste that is in my mouth. I am kind of dreading when the guy I'm dating comes home from his business trip because if I can't take my breath what am I going to do when he tries to kiss me?!?!?!

  2. poet_kelly

    The bad breath is likely due to ketosis, the burning of fat. When you begin to eat more carbs, it'll go away, but right now, you want to be in ketosis.
    The chapped lips may be due to not getting enough water or healthy fat in your diet.

  3. nyknak

    Thanks for the info

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