Kidney Acidosis Symptoms

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Renal Tubular Acidosis Symptoms And Treatments

It is a disorder that may be inherited or a symptom of an underlying disease. Experts believe that this type of RTA is caused by abnormal genes, although in most occasions it occurs due to systemic diseases such as lupus and Sjgrens syndrome.Other conditions and diseases associated with Type 1 RTA include analgesic nephropathy, chronic active hepatitis, hereditary deafness, hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, primary biliary cirrhosis, and sickle cell anemia. Classical distal RTA is also associated with chronic urinary tract infections, obstructive uropathy, rejection of a transplanted kidney, and renal medullary cystic disease. Most of these conditions and diseases cause abnormal calcium deposits build up in the kidney and impairment of the distal tubule function. Another consequence of Type 1 RTA is low levels of potassium , which results from excess excretion of potassium into the urine by the kidneys instead of returning it to the bloodstream. Renal tubular acidosis symptoms associated with inadequate potassium levels include muscle paralysis, irregular heartbeat, weakness or even death. It is common in children and occurs as part of Fanconis syndrome. Proximal renal tubular Continue reading >>

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  1. lisamarie2181

    Hey Everyone!
    For members doing low carb and keto, can you please differentiate the two? I have adjusted my carbs to net below 50, it has only been a week and my first three days have been all over (day 1 was 20 something, past two were around 40), does being under 50 put you in ketosis or do you have to be under 20? Does your body burn fat instead of carbs ONLY in ketosis or will it do it just being low carb?
    What is the Net Carb count for the Keto Diet? As I have read I understand it to be high fat low carb, but what about protein? Can it be high or is it supposed to be lower then fat? Can you give me any recommendations on what you have your macros set to?
    I have my calories at 1839, and I have not adjusted my macros yet because I am not sure where to put them because I just want to make sure I net under 50. I eat a lot of fiber so my carbs shown are usually over 50, but once I take the fiber out I am below. My carbs either come from veggies, or dairy, and I sometimes eat the Low carb tortillas from Mission. I also try to make sure my sugar is either equal to my fiber or lower.
    I do this for medical reasons, I have PCOS and I have been stalled on the scale for three months, I have been losing inches, but after this long I should still see something on the scale, and I was trying to see if this may be why. I was around 130 carbs, netting below 100 - now I am netting below 50.
    Please let me know if you can give me some advice and also if you have any tips or things you find help you stay low, please share, I would love hear your experiences.

  2. wellbert

    Forget net carb silliness on keto. Just stay under 50.

  3. Chief_Rocka

    Keto is an extreme version of a low carb diet there carbs are kept to less than 50g a day. There not enough glucose in the diet to provide the body with energy, so energy is generated from body fat, dietary fat, gluceogenesis (making glucose from protein), and ketosis (producing ketone bodies in the liver for brain fuel).

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This is a review of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of Renal Tubular Acidosis intended for 3rd and 4th year medical students and others learning clinical medicine.

Renal Tubular Acidosis

Significant bilateral nephrocalcinosis (calcification of the kidneys) on a frontal X-ray (radiopacities (white) in the right upper and left upper quadrant of the image), as seen in distal renal tubular acidosis. Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a medical condition that involves an accumulation of acid in the body due to a failure of the kidneys to appropriately acidify the urine . [1] In renal physiology , when blood is filtered by the kidney, the filtrate passes through the tubules of the nephron , allowing for exchange of salts , acid equivalents, and other solutes before it drains into the bladder as urine . The metabolic acidosis that results from RTA may be caused either by failure to reabsorb sufficient bicarbonate ions (which are alkaline ) from the filtrate in the early portion of the nephron (the proximal tubule ) or by insufficient secretion of hydrogen ions (which are acidic) into the latter portions of the nephron (the distal tubule ). Although a metabolic acidosis also occurs in those with renal insufficiency , the term RTA is reserved for individuals with poor urinary acidification in otherwise well-functioning kidneys. Several different types of RTA exist, which all Continue reading >>

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  1. Starlight

    Post copied from CW Counsellors original post in the thread below
    Alcohol is a powerful inhibitor of gluconeogenesis. In fact, it forces part of the gluconeogenic metabolic process into reverse. This means that if all the glucose in the blood is being derived from gluconeogenesis then the consumption of alcohol will inevitably cause the blood glucose level to fall. Worse still, the alcohol also stops ketone body production, thus leaving the brain entirely without fuel.
    A person who is ketotic is 100% reliant on gluconeogenesis to maintain adequate levels of glucose in the blood. If, under these circumstances alcohol is taken, the person will become disorientated and might lose consciousness, not just from the alcohol, but from low blood sugar. Needless to say, this could be very dangerous, and even fatal.
    Alcohol does not have these effects if the glycogen stores in the liver are normal. Under these circumstances the blood glucose level in the blood is maintained by the breakdown of liver glycogen, a process that is not influenced by alcohol. If a person becomes confused under these circumstances it is due simply to the pharmacological effects of the alcohol!

  2. SummerRain

    Thanks for this, I have a function coming up towards the end of Feb, I think I will gently knock myself out of ketosis the day before without gorging, eat a sensible meal on the day as well before going out in the evening. Do you think that will be ok?
    There is no point me saying I won't drink when I go there because I will and I would rather not be poorly! I won't have a lot, I never do but I am not going to take the risk with even one teeny drink whilst in KT. Just gutted have to get back into it after, oh well, life happens and all part of the learning curve

  3. babystar31

    I think this should definitely be a sticky! Thanks x

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Renal Tubular Acidosis

Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a disease that occurs when the kidneys fail to excrete acids into the urine, which causes a person's blood to remain too acidic. Without proper treatment, chronic acidity of the blood leads to growth retardation, kidney stones, bone disease, chronic kidney disease, and possibly total kidney failure. The body's cells use chemical reactions to carry out tasks such as turning food into energy and repairing tissue. These chemical reactions generate acids. Some acid in the blood is normal, but too much acidacidosiscan disturb many bodily functions. Healthy kidneys help maintain acid-base balance by excreting acids into the urine and returning bicarbonatean alkaline, or base, substanceto the blood. This "reclaimed" bicarbonate neutralizes much of the acid that is created when food is broken down in the body. The movement of substances like bicarbonate between the blood and structures in the kidneys is called transport. One researcher has theorized that Charles Dickens may have been describing a child with RTA in the character of Tiny Tim from A Christmas Carol. Tiny Tim's small stature, malformed limbs, and periods of weakness are all possible consequence Continue reading >>

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  1. Punkin

    I think I need to start using one, especially since I have some dietary challenges
    Does anyone have one that is recommended. Also where can I get one and how much do they cost approximately.
    I don't know anything about them.

  2. Mobear

    I'm not an expert on this since I just purchased mine this last week . I think the only 2 available are from Precision and NovaMax. Precision tends to be a little more accurate but the strips are REALLY expensive. NovaMax doesn't seem to be quite as accurate (at least with glucose readings) but the strips are a little more reasonable. I usually look up this kind of thing on amazon. Some people have reported good prices from american diabetes wholesale so you might want to look there also.
    Just remember that the meter has to check blood ketones - not just glucose. Any strips you are looking at must check blood ketones - not the urine ketones (those strips are very inexpensive).
    Others will chime in with more info I'm sure

  3. UnstrungHarp

    I'm no expert either, but I got my Precision reader for free. We can't post links here, but I think if you Google "free Precision Xtra meter" the top search result should be the right one. It's totally legit - straight from the manufacturer. Also, the fact that the form asked for insurance info freaked me out, but apparently that's nothing. They didn't even have my insurance company in their selection list, so I chose a random one. I got my meter delivered via FedEx within a week!
    When it comes to the strips, it's not so easy or cheap. I found a Canadian pharmacy online where I've been ordering my strips. The price there is $19.99 for a box of 10, plus approximately $7 shipping to the U.S. It seems like the shipping takes forever, but I'm not sure if that's a fault of the specific pharmacy or the fact that it's coming from Canada and I'm simply impatient. I just tried a Google search for "Precision Xtra ketone strips" and the pharmacy I've been using was the third search result. You may have better luck finding a cheaper/faster pharmacy if you keep looking. I've just been sticking with the familiar!
    The only problem I've had with that pharmacy was that my second order of strips was very delayed because for some reason they had to talk to me on the phone to verbally confirm my order. And they didn't let me know this until several days after I placed my order. On the phone I asked them, why didn't I have to do this with my first order? They said that it was standard practice on all orders, and it was unusual that I didn't have to the first time. Well, when I got ready to place my third order, I crossed my fingers and tried it online again without calling...turns out no phone call was necessary that time either.
    Whichever meter you choose - good luck!!!

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