Partially Compensated Respiratory Acidosis Example

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Respiratory Acidosis

Respiratory acidosis is an abnormal clinical process that causes the arterial Pco2 to increase to greater than 40 mm Hg. Increased CO2 concentration in the blood may be secondary to increased CO2 production or decreased ventilation. Larry R. Engelking, in Textbook of Veterinary Physiological Chemistry (Third Edition) , 2015 Respiratory acidosis can arise from a break in any one of these links. For example, it can be caused from depression of the respiratory center through drugs or metabolic disease, or from limitations in chest wall expansion due to neuromuscular disorders or trauma (Table 90-1). It can also arise from pulmonary disease, card iog en ic pu lmon a ryedema, a spira tion of a foreign body or vomitus, pneumothorax and pleural space disease, or through mechanical hypoventilation. Unless there is a superimposed or secondary metabolic acidosis, the plasma anion gap will usually be normal in respiratory acidosis. Kamel S. Kamel MD, FRCPC, Mitchell L. Halperin MD, FRCPC, in Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Physiology (Fifth Edition) , 2017 Respiratory acidosis is characterized by an increased arterial blood PCO2 and H+ ion concentration. The major cause of respiratory acido Continue reading >>

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  1. atheista

    My boyfriend suffers from depression and since starting keto a couple of days ago he's been really sensitive. He's seemed a bit withdrawn, and has said that everything's been making him feel really upset. He looked like he almost burst into tears when we were at the vet today and a woman said she was having her dog put down. He couldn't be in there any more and had to go and wait in the car.
    I'd like to hear from other ketoers who suffer from depression. Has keto had an impact on your depression? Improvement? Worsening? No change? Did you go through some tough days when first entering ketosis?
    Thanks :o)
    EDIT: Thank you so much to everyone who has replied, it's been a big help! It's good to see that in the long run people have experienced more positive rather than negative effects. I'll encourage my boyfriend to keep going and get him some supplements to counter any deficiencies. Hopefully he'll be through the worst of it soon!

  2. JenCarpeDiem

    You're only a couple of days into a completely different diet -- that can have a huge effect on your mood, whether depressed or not. I felt awful for the first week or so, but then I felt better. Much better. Far less bad days, and a hell of a lot more normal ones. You both just need to wait this part out, make sure you stay hydrated, stay away from tempting 'sad food' and treat yourselves to some luxurious steak. Once your energy levels work themselves out, he'll feel a whole lot better. :)

  3. new_weather

    Hey man, thanks so much for your comment here- it's the most relevant to my situation I've found on the internet.
    I am about 2 weeks into this keto diet, and I'm feeling rough. I am so depressed, having the crazy vivid dreams, no cravings for carbs just a huge appetite for all my keto foods. Like, I can still eat all day. However, I also just quit smoking week after being a serious pothead. There is a pattern to stopping getting high- initially I lose my appetite completely and I get the vivid dreams (sleep is exhausting!), but then my appetite comes back in full force almost to make up for the lack of calories I got during the 5 or so days of no appetite. So perhaps that's why I am so hungry, despite being good about this keto diet?
    I have not lost any weight at all, think I've gained some, because I have been eating so much. I also just moved to Singapore (hence the quitting smoking weed) and I don't have a ton of friends yet so I have spent a lot of time cooking/food shopping/focusing my life of keto...and eating!
    I don't feel "brain fog" so much, I guess I'm a bit more tired or off-feeling but mostly I am sad. Like, super emotional, want to cry over everything. "Unstable mindset" sums it up well. I haven't found a pharmacy that carries keto stix so I don't even know if I am in ketosis, I don't have most of the "symptoms" but I've been pretty strict about it...
    There isn't really any point to this at all and sorry for choosing you to vent to, but you seem like the only person on the internet going through something similar. I'm struggling, not with sticking to the keto diet, but with not stuffing my face and crying all day. There is a lot going on in my life at the moment, considering I just moved across the planet. Thanks for listening.
    Anyway this was 3 months ago, hows it going? Have you been sticking with it? Do you feel better? Is your mental environment more stable? Have the dreams gone away, or is this just something that happens when you sleep that I didn't know about because I've been high for a decade?

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