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Metabolic Acidosis: Practice Essentials, Background, Etiology

Metabolic acidosis is a clinical disturbance characterized by an increase in plasma acidity. Metabolic acidosis should be considered a sign of an underlying disease process. Identification of this underlying condition is essential to initiate appropriate therapy. (See Etiology, DDx, Workup, and Treatment.) Understanding the regulation of acid-base balance requires appreciation of the fundamental definitions and principles underlying this complex physiologic process. Go to Pediatric Metabolic Acidosis and Emergent Management of Metabolic Acidosis for complete information on those topics. An acid is a substance that can donate hydrogen ions (H+). A base is a substance that can accept H+ ions. The ion exchange occurs regardless of the substance's charge. Strong acids are those that are completely ionized in body fluids, and weak acids are those that are incompletely ionized in body fluids. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is considered a strong acid because it is present only in a completely ionized form in the body, whereas carbonic acid (H2 CO3) is a weak acid because it is ionized incompletely, and, at equilibrium, all three reactants are present in body fluids. See the reactions below. Th Continue reading >>

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    Why does Ketoacidosis cause coma? How is it treated?




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    I’m assuming that you do know that ketoacidosis does not have to mean that you have high blood sugar. It means that you have a high level of ketones in your blood, which are usually by-products of your body trying to break down fatty acids for fuel it’s not getting from your food intake.
    It is usually treated with fluids, electrolytes, and insulin. It is much more common in those with type 1 diabetes then type 2, but it can still occur.

    You can look up more specific information on diabetes at the Mayo Clinic site.

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Toxin-induced Metabolic Acidosis

Acid-base disorders, poisoning, toxic, toxins, overdose, metabolic acidosis, acidosis, anion gap metabolic acidosis, strong ion gap acidosis Metabolic acidosis is a common and serious presentation of several toxins. Toxin-induced metabolic acidosis can be due to multiple diverse pathways and can become become evident at various stages and time-frames of the poisoning. These include organic acid production through metabolic pathways, exogenous acid addition, tissue hypoperfusion, renal impairment and cytopathic pathways. These variable pathways and presentations make the diagnosis and treatment challenging, and when a poisoning is suspected, consultation with a regional poison center and toxicologist is hightly recommended. There are numerous toxins that produce acid-base disturbances; however, we will only discuss the most common and serious toxins that result in a metabolic acidosis. The clinical features of metabolic acidosis are similar regardless of the etiology. Depending on the toxin, type and amount of exposure, there may be other specific clinical features. These may include respiratory compensatory signs such as tachypnea and Kussmaul respirations. Hyperventilation (rapid Continue reading >>

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    My husband and I don't drink coffee - never have and aren't really interested in starting (we don't care for the taste). My husband has been drinking Tazo chai tea lattes (Tazo chai concentrate + original soy milk, which has about 36g net carbs) regularly for the caffeine boost it gives him in the morning, however, it doesn't fit into our keto meal-plan. Switching to unsweetened soy barely dents the net carbs, as most of the sugar comes from the chai concentrate itself.
    We both agree that the flavour of normal brewed tea isn't to our taste (too bitter usually). He also doesn't find that brewed tea offers enough caffeination and usually takes too long to make in the morning.
    The Tazo chai is something we actually bought at Costco - it's the same concentrate Starbucks uses but for way cheaper than buying it in the shop. We both like the flavour of it and he particularly likes the caffeine.
    Any suggestions for alternatives? Additionally, neither of us is interested in drinking diet Coke or Red Bull in the morning either.

  2. amp13

    get some caffeine pills and drink whatever you find tasty+keto friendly. pills are way cheaper than any drink if you're just seeking a caffeine boost

  3. deathmangos

    Second this - cheapest and most flexible option by far. Add some theanine too, goes great with caff.

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Acute Metabolic Acidosis: Characterization And Diagnosis Of The Disorder And The Plasma Potassium Response

Acute Metabolic Acidosis: Characterization and Diagnosis of the Disorder and the Plasma Potassium Response *From the Medizinische Universitaetsklinik Kantonsspital Bruderholz, Bruderholz, Switzerland; and †Institute of Physiology, Departement of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland; and ‡Genentech Inc., South San Francisco, California. Correspondence to Dr. Reto Krapf, Medizinische Universitaetsklinik, Kantonsspital Bruderholz, CH 4101 Bruderholz/Basel, Switzerland. Phone: 0041-61-436-21-81; E-mail: reto.krapf{at}ksbh.ch Received for publication December 30, 2003. Accepted for publication February 25, 2004. ABSTRACT. Despite the high incidence of acute metabolic acidosis, there are no reliable human data to enable physicians to accurately diagnose this disorder. In addition, there is uncertainty about the direction and magnitude of plasma potassium changes in acute metabolic acidosis. The systemic and renal acid-base, electrolyte, and endocrine response to acute acid loads (imposed by three timed NH4Cl infusions into the duodenum, 0.9 mmol of NH4Cl per kg of body weight over 30 min each) was characterized in six healthy male subjects in whom a metabolic stead Continue reading >>

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    ketosis sore throat

    I've had this awful sore throat all of last week and still today. It never occurred to me to be ketosis related until I started really thinking about it and looked it up.
    I start out in the morning sorta fine and by late afternoon to early evening it gets so bad like I'm swallowing Razer blades. I've been taking Advil and it takes the edge off but never find completely.
    Is this really really really a side effect of ketosis and how on earth could it be? My throat also dries up making me cough my head off and at times my throat feels like it is going to close up and is quite scary.
    I'm drinking allot of water but not going to the bathroom much more then normal. Seriously the pain is bad I was going to go to my clinic Monday.
    So any feedback on this would be greatly appreciated and when will it go away ? I had the taste of metal in my mouth today btw and I have filings so thought one was leaking and a few days ago my hubby said I had an awful odor on my breath that he never smelled before but of course didn't say anything till now when he was reading all these side effects. I still don't get any change on ketostix for all this other stuff.

  2. Patdart

    Keto breath is frequently reported. Don't know anything about the throat, so maybe see a doctor about it.

  3. Aaron1963

    I'm usually quite sensitive to getting a sore throat if I catch a cold or such. I've been feeling a very minor sore throat for the past 5 days now, though being it's so minor compared to normally being much worse if I'm sick, I haven't really worried about it. Along with it, when I first wake up, my mouth/throat is very dry. I haven't had the issue before, at least not regularly. It's at that point when I wake up with the dry throat/mouth that I can smell the ketones on my breath. I take a few gulps of my saliva out of habit to clear the dryness, and with that it's usually enough to eliminate the strong ketone smell until I have my breakfast, after which I never notice the smell at all. Hadn't really thought about my dry mouth / sore throat being related to ketosis, except this morning I did think that my dry mouth was making the ketones on my breath more noticeable. But having ketones in my throat/mouth I guess would make some sense for why I'm getting this effect, being it's likely just some simple chemical reaction. Certainly not annoying enough in my case though to do anything about it, other than I've also been drinking more water than normal, and as you, not needing to urinate any more than usual because of it. I have no cough related to it at all.

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