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Can You Have Respiratory And Metabolic Acidosis At The Same Time?

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Both Respiratory And Metabolic Acidosis - Possible?

both respiratory and metabolic acidosis - possible? could this be possible example ABG reading: how do u describe this? compensated or non. I think it is partially compensated metabolic acidosis. It is not fully compensated, as the ph would have to be normal for that to be so. I could be wrong but as I remember it, if the ph and hco3 are going in the same direction (both are going down = acidosis) then it is a metabolic problem. If I am wrong, someone correct me as I don't know what else it could be Have a notebook and pencil handy. Follow along, pause the video, do the work and check your answers. It's uncompensated because the ph is not in normal range. Compensated means that the compensatory system is doing enough work to hold the ph at normal or to offset the other system. Yes, respiratory and metabolic acidosis may coexist, although if things run long enough, there can be partial compensation, if patient has reserves. A relatively common case is patient with insulin dependent diabetes getting severe pneumonia (acute respiratory acidosis) , losing control of sugars and going into DKA (acute metabolic acidosis). Wrong vent management in case of acute metabolic acidosis with not Continue reading >>

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  1. NewdestinyX

    Is moderate Ketosis too much?

    Hey gang,
    For dieting reasons I've recently started an Atkins styled approach. It's modified in that I sorta blend Phase 1 and 2(which adds nuts and more dairy) with a little bit of 'potatoes' (from Phase 3). No grains at all no fruit juices at all. I stay under 30g of carbs a day without fail. In the first 5 days I'm down 6.5 lbs -- after having been on an extended plateau for 6 months caused by taking too much basal insulin AND by still allowing myself some grains in the form of Sugar Free treats from different companies.
    So this modified Atkins is working. Cool!. BUT I picked up Ketosis sticks the other day to verify whether or not I'm in full Ketosis (not to be confused with Ketoacidosis which is VERY bad for diabetics). I had heard on several forums that it's good to get yourself so the read out is between 'trace' to 'low' and that means you're where Atkins wants you for fat burning. But I was surprised to not that I'm in the MODERATE zone for sure -- with the color coding and at the 15 second mark after passing thru urine stream. Even on a very 'liberal' Atkins program that is not following it to a tee... I've achieved and agressive ketosis. That explains the nearly 1 pound of weight loss a day so far..
    My question is -- is 'moderate' on the read too TOO MUCH ketosis. Should I add back some carbs to slow that down? Am I endangering myself at all for the dreaded 'ketoacidosis' by being at this level of ketosis?
    Thanks for your input!

  2. jwags

    I think you are confusing ketoacidosis which is caused by very high bgs and dehydration, usually in Type 1's but can happen in Type 2's ( rarely). Usually bgs are quite high . When you are on a ketogenic diet you start to use fat for fuel ( energy). That is why you lose weight. Bein on a ketogenic diet does not lead to ketoacidosis. Go to Jenny's Low Carb Blog, she discusses all aspects of very low carb diet and what to expect
    www.phlaunt.com/lowcarb/

  3. furball64801

    When I was Atkins I never was concerned with it, felt the best in my life if only I have the determination again, you never know I might wake up and say this is the day.

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