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Metabolic Acidosis

Metabolic acidosis is a condition that occurs when the body produces excessive quantities of acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body. If unchecked, metabolic acidosis leads to acidemia, i.e., blood pH is low (less than 7.35) due to increased production of hydrogen ions by the body or the inability of the body to form bicarbonate (HCO3−) in the kidney. Its causes are diverse, and its consequences can be serious, including coma and death. Together with respiratory acidosis, it is one of the two general causes of acidemia. Terminology : Acidosis refers to a process that causes a low pH in blood and tissues. Acidemia refers specifically to a low pH in the blood. In most cases, acidosis occurs first for reasons explained below. Free hydrogen ions then diffuse into the blood, lowering the pH. Arterial blood gas analysis detects acidemia (pH lower than 7.35). When acidemia is present, acidosis is presumed. Signs and symptoms[edit] Symptoms are not specific, and diagnosis can be difficult unless the patient presents with clear indications for arterial blood gas sampling. Symptoms may include chest pain, palpitations, headache, altered mental status such as sev Continue reading >>

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  1. Andrew_Schaefer

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve had chronic canker sores in my mouth on my inner cheeks / tongue. I almost always had one, but more often than not I would have 3+ in my mouth. They would keep me from talking, eating, and from pretty much enjoying any part of life. It’s hard for me to articulate how debilitating and frustrating it has actually been to have this problem for almost 30 years.
    For decades, doctors have told me that there is no cure for canker sores. I’ve been prescribed numerous pastes / balms that will numb the pain for a short period of time, but nothing that actually fixes the problem. And everyone I know has a home remedy that “works every time,” but actually works “never.” But I’ve been eating this way for about a month now and, after the first three days or so, I haven’t had a single sore. I honestly can’t remember the last time (if ever) that I’ve gone this long without having one.
    It’s truly unbelievable. I can talk and eat without pain. Hell, I can sit motionless without pain. It feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my back. Hard to imagine that I could have been feeling this way all the time.
    I’m not sure what I mean to get out of this post. But, I guess if anyone in the forum has a chronic condition like mine and is on the fence about trying this WOE, there is little to lose by giving it a shot and a whole lot to gain. As the saying goes, the best time to have started eating this way was 25 years ago. The second best time is today.

    Oh, and thank you everyone! I never would have started without the people in this community! It is not an exaggeration to say that I owe you all my life!

  2. EZB

    Before you were keto, did you eat a lot of acidic fruits?

  3. Andrew_Schaefer

    No, not really. I get that question a lot actually, but the mouth pain pretty much precluded anything too acidic.

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