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Metabolic Acidosis Treatment & Management: Approach Considerations, Type 1 Renal Tubular Acidosis, Type 2 Renal Tubular Acidosis

Metabolic AcidosisTreatment & Management Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN more... Treatment of acute metabolic acidosis by alkali therapy is usually indicated to raise and maintain the plasma pH to greater than 7.20. In the following two circumstances this is particularly important. When the serum pH is below 7.20, a continued fall in the serum HCO3- level may result in a significant drop in pH. This is especially true when the PCO2 is close to the lower limit of compensation, which in an otherwise healthy young individual is approximately 15 mm Hg. With increasing age and other complicating illnesses, the limit of compensation is likely to be less. A further small drop in HCO3- at this point thus is not matched by a corresponding fall in PaCO2, and rapid decompensation can occur. For example, in a patient with metabolic acidosis with a serum HCO3- level of 9 mEq/L and a maximally compensated PCO2 of 20 mm Hg, a drop in the serum HCO3- level to 7 mEq/L results in a change in pH from 7.28 to 7.16. A second situation in which HCO3- correction should be considered is in well-compensated metabolic acidosis with impending respira Continue reading >>

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  1. roxanne

    So I've come down with a doozy, head is completely stuffed, can't breath through my nose, throat is scratchy and sore, feel like crap. In the past, I would have taken tea with honey, and a whole lot of sugar-free extra-strength halls, but I'm avoiding most artificial sweeteners and honey. Made a huge pot of bone broth before it hit, so I'm sipping that, and regular/herbal teas. Also taking meds, and hot showers/baths, and using coconut oil on my poor sore nose and lips.

  2. devhammer

    Bone broth is great, but may I suggest rest, rest, and more rest?

  3. roxanne

    I hear you...but I"m self employed with a major deadline on Tuesday

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What is DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS? What does DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS mean? DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS meaning - DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS definition - DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Uu... Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus. Signs and symptoms may include vomiting, abdominal pain, deep gasping breathing, increased urination, weakness, confusion, and occasionally loss of consciousness. A person's breath may develop a specific smell. Onset of symptoms is usually rapid. In some cases people may not realize they previously had diabetes. DKA happens most often in those with type 1 diabetes, but can also occur in those with other types of diabetes under certain circumstances. Triggers may include infection, not taking insulin correctly, stroke, and certain medications such as steroids. DKA results from a shortage of insulin; in response the body switches to burning fatty acids which produces acidic ketone bodies. DKA is typically diagnosed when testing finds high blood sugar, low blood pH, and ketoacids in either the blood or urine. The primary treatment of DKA is with intravenous fluids and insulin. Depending on the severity, insulin may be given intravenously or by injection under the skin. Usually potassium is also needed to prevent the development of low blood potassium. Throughout treatment blood sugar and potassium levels should be regularly checked. Antibiotics may be required in those with an underlying infection. In those with severely low blood pH, sodium bicarbonate may be given; however, its use is of unclear benefit and typically not recommended. Rates of DKA vary around the world. About 4% of people with type 1 diabetes in United Kingdom develop DKA a year, while in Malaysia the condition affects about 25% a year. DKA was first described in 1886 and, until the introduction of insulin therapy in the 1920s, it was almost universally fatal. The risk of death with adequate and timely treatment is currently around 1–4%. Up to 1% of children with DKA develop a complication known as cerebral edema. The symptoms of an episode of diabetic ketoacidosis usually evolve over a period of about 24 hours. Predominant symptoms are nausea and vomiting, pronounced thirst, excessive urine production and abdominal pain that may be severe. Those who measure their glucose levels themselves may notice hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels). In severe DKA, breathing becomes labored and of a deep, gasping character (a state referred to as "Kussmaul respiration"). The abdomen may be tender to the point that an acute abdomen may be suspected, such as acute pancreatitis, appendicitis or gastrointestinal perforation. Coffee ground vomiting (vomiting of altered blood) occurs in a minority of people; this tends to originate from erosion of the esophagus. In severe DKA, there may be confusion, lethargy, stupor or even coma (a marked decrease in the level of consciousness). On physical examination there is usually clinical evidence of dehydration, such as a dry mouth and decreased skin turgor. If the dehydration is profound enough to cause a decrease in the circulating blood volume, tachycardia (a fast heart rate) and low blood pressure may be observed. Often, a "ketotic" odor is present, which is often described as "fruity", often compared to the smell of pear drops whose scent is a ketone. If Kussmaul respiration is present, this is reflected in an increased respiratory rate.....

Management Of Diabetic Ketoacidosis In Adults

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes, making it a medical emergency. Nurses need to know how to identify and manage it and how to maintain electrolyte balance Continue reading >>

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  1. rapp653

    I am wondering if someone can tell me how long it takes for the wrong food choices to kick your body out of ketosis? For instance if I ate something too high carb today would I be out tomorrow?
    :nono:
    NO - I'm not planning on loading up on carbs!! :lol:
    I was just curious as I had chili last night for supper and know that I'm still in ketosis today. I watched my carbs all day because I knew I was having it for supper and it is more carbs than I usually eat at a meal.
    Just curious - (even though I know what happened to the cat!)
    If you know the answer to my question you can reply here or in my journal if you like.
    Thanks for your help!
    :wave:

  2. Dewi

    i guess it depends n what you ate. For me If I spent the whole day eating "Regular" food I would be out of Ketosis and it could take me 1-2 days to get back in ketosis.

  3. elmuyloco5

    I can't remember which book it was (atkins or CAD), but they said that even one bite of a high carb product has the ability to kick you out of ketosis. But, in saying that, everyone is different. Just like everyone's levels of ketones are different when you test with the strips.
    My best advice would be, not to dwell on what you've done, as stress can trigger insulin releases as well. Continue your diet, and try not to falter again.
    What I do know, is that Atkins (along with many many other researchers) agree that it takes two full days to reach ketosis on low carb. Now, there is also some research that indicates that someone could enter ketosis within hours of a fat fast if they include a high intensity workout (ie. running, biking, or walking for 60 min).
    hope this helps

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Nurse Nightingale: Metabolic Acidosis Study Guide

Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Metabolic Acidosis is an acid-base imbalance in which the pH and the bicarbonate are both low. Being able to interpret and understand acid-base imbalances will not only show up on NCLEX but will also show up frequently in the hospital setting. This is a post over the signs and symptoms, causes, and treatments of Metabolic Acidosis. You might like to go back and review this post on ABGs: The Ultimate Beginners Guide . Metabolic Acidosis happens by either gaining hydrogen ions or losing bicarb. The pH is below 7.35 and the bicarb is below 22 mEq/L. Here's a table for a quick review: ROME: Respiratory Opposite. Metabolic Equal. Remember Metabolic Acidosis is from the ass (diarrhea). Just think, it puts the ass in acidosis. Hey, whatever helps me remember things, right? Metabolic Alkalosis is from the mouth (vomiting) **Excessive administration of isotonic saline or ammonium chloride** Respirations will increase to compensate. The patient begins to hyperventilate because the body is trying to decrease the CO2. Like everything else I ever post about, treatment depends on the cause. If the patient has renal failu Continue reading >>

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  1. Marie

    Hi I am sure I have read somewhere on here that nothing can be done about it but how do you all deal/cope with halitosisi please?
    I am not exaggerating when I say that people recoil or flinch when with me. I know it probably makes you laugh when I say that my daughter holds her nose, I could see the lady at the beauty counter whilst applying my lipstick flinching and holding back and my best friend admitted after duress that my breath smells foul!! ...I have cancelled my regular facials now also as that requires someone leaning over my face. I am soooooo embarrassed!!
    I spray breath spray but that makes no difference. I also drink a min of 2 litres of water throughout the day? Am I able to eat sugar free gum? Although tbh I'm not sure that'll make a lot of difference if it's coming from the gut??
    Please HELP!!
    [ed. note: Marie (2154136) last edited this post 2 years, 1 month ago.]

  2. Ellen

    If its ketosis breath, its more of a pear drops smell and it will pass. But halitosis can also be caused by excess protein. Make sure protein intake is moderate and wait.

  3. Marie

    If it was a pear drop smell Helen I don't think people would be running for the hills! Ha! Ha!
    It's been described as a 'sewage' smell....very embarrassing. I eat protein with my meals as described and required by the diet, definitely not in excess. Dental checks are up to date and normal. Surely someone else on here is or has suffered the same problem and if so has some useful tips to freshen the breath. Apart from wearing a mask over my mouth am not sure what I can do.
    In all seriousness I am getting quite anxious about it now tbh.

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