What Is Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis?

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New Findings On The Pathogenesis Of Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis

The Kidney in Genetic and Rare Diseases: Review New Findings on the Pathogenesis of Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis Trepiccione F.a Prosperi F.a, b de la Motte L.R.a, b Hbner C.A.c Chambrey R.d Eladari D.e Capasso G.a, b aDepartment of Cardiothoracic and Respiratory Science, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, and bBiogem S.c.a.r.l., Research Institute Gaetano Salvatore, Ariano Irpino, Italy; cInstitute of Human Genetics, Jena University Hospital, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany; dInserm U1188, Diabte athrothrombose Thrapies Runion Ocan Indien (DTROI), Universit de La Runion, and eService d'Explorations Fonctionnelles Rnales, Hpital Felix Guyon, CHU de la Runion, Saint-Denis, Ile de la Runion, France Department of Cardiothoracic and Respiratory Science University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli E-Mail [email protected] Background: Distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is characterized by an impairment of the urinary acidification process in the distal nephron. Complete or incomplete metabolic acidosis coupled with inappropriately alkaline urine are the hallmarks of this condition. Genetic forms of dRTA are caused by loss of function mutations Continue reading >>

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  1. Bobhes

    What is the best time of the day to check blood ketone levels? I've heard that upon rising is a bad time because the body produces glucose overnight while you sleep. I've heard others say mid afternoon and still others at night at the end of the day.

    Please unconfuse this confused keto novice. Thanks in advance!

  2. Shortstuff

    I've been testing three times a day, just out of curiosity.
    Can't keep doing it as the test strips are so expensive, but interesting to gauge things properly.

  3. MaryAnn


    I've heard that upon rising is a bad time because the body produces glucose overnight while you sleep.
    I've heard this too. But I'm doing an N=1 experiment and my blood ketone readings are higher in the AM (generally).

    Not fasting *approx 5 hrs after eating Ketones: 3.9

    Not fasting (mid afternoon) Ketones: 1.4

    Not Fasting (approx 5 hrs after eating) Ketones 2.0

    Not Fasting (approx 3.5 hrs after eating) Ketones 1.6

    Fasting Ketones 3.3

    Fasting Ketones 2.9

    Fasting but a few hours (3) after ACV Ketones 2.8

    Fasting Ketones 3.6

    Not Fasting 2.2

    Not fasting means in the afternoon and at least after 1 meal. My first reading was the highest and it was in the afternoon. These are all separate day measurements. I haven't done the test in the AM and the PM (only because of cost). Will try that next.

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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

Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is acidosis and electrolyte disturbances due to impaired renal hydrogen ion excretion (type 1), impaired bicarbonate resorption (type 2), or abnormal aldosterone production or response (type 4). (Type 3 is extremely rare and is not discussed.) Patients may be asymptomatic, display symptoms and signs of electrolyte derangements, or progress to chronic kidney disease. Diagnosis is based on characteristic changes in urine pH and electrolytes in response to provocative testing. Treatment corrects pH and electrolyte imbalances using alkaline agents, electrolytes, and, rarely, drugs. RTA defines a class of disorders in which excretion of hydrogen ions or reabsorption of filtered bicarbonate is impaired, leading to a chronic metabolic acidosis with a normal anion gap. Hyperchloremia is usually present, and secondary derangements may involve other electrolytes, such as potassium (frequently) and calcium (rarelysee Table: Some Features of Different Types of Renal Tubular Acidosis* ). Chronic RTA is often associated with structural damage to renal tubules and may progress to chronic kidney disease . Some Features of Different Types of Renal Tubular Acidosis* Tre Continue reading >>

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  1. WADemosthenes

    I've been on and off keto for a long time now (I'm noncommittal I guess), but I am keto right now. I read a lot on the keto subreddit, but never post. Recently, I read a post about kidney stones and read a bunch about it. Apparently, ketones are acidifying and this can cause a few different things (including kidney stones rarely). I also read that there are people on ketogenic diets for epilepsy, and sometimes they take baking soda to neutralize acid. A good side benefit is that it is full of sodium, which is great for the keto "flu".
    My question is: has anyone used baking soda for this before?

  2. Evilolive12

    I can't answer your question but I can confirm that sodium bicarbonate does neutralize acid in the body. My son was prescribed sodium bicarbonate as an infant because he was diagnosed with renal tubular acidosis. Also, my family has used a 1/4 tsp baking soda in a warm glass of water to relieve acid and/or gassy stomach for as long as anyone can remember. I now drink Kombucha and haven't had an acid stomach in ages.
    I haven't used it to help with anything keto-related so I can't say if it's beneficial for that or not.

  3. ivosaurus

    development of kidney stones comes from a chronic change in your bloodstream from keto itself, and your kidney not dealing with that as well as a 'normal' diet. You should drink more water to help.
    I wouldn't predict that baking soda would help, as it would mainly only affect gut conditions, not bloodstream.

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Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis Sequencing Panel - Preventiongenetics

Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis Sequencing Panel We are happy to accommodate requests for single genes or a subset of these genes. The price will remain the list price. If desired, free reflex testing to remaining genes on panel is available. Alternatively, a single gene or subset of genes can also be ordered on our PGxome Custom Panel. For ordering targeted known variants, please proceed to our Targeted Variants landing page. The great majority oftests are completed within 28 days. Detection rate of pathogenic variants in SLC4A1 and CA2 in a large cohort of patients with distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) is unknown in the literature because only a limited number of cases have been reported. In the original study that identified ATP6V1B1 pathogenic variants in autosomal recessive dRTA, Karet et al. studied 31 unrelated kindred (27 had family history of consanguineous marriage) and found ATP6V1B1 pathogenic variants in 19 (61%) cases (Karet et al. 1999). In another study of 26 patients with autosomal recessive dRTA, of which 23 were consanguineous, ATP6V1B1 pathogenic variants were found in 10 (38%) cases (Stover et al. 2002). In the original study that identified ATP6V0A4 pathoge Continue reading >>

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  1. Meggilizz

    Maybe THIS is why I'm two weeks late!! The fat burning & estrogen crap. (not PG, Dr did 2 blood tests)
    (sorry for threadjack?)

  2. TheUnrulyHound

    Evita, I have the stress thing too I am much more relieved to come back tonight and see a few others that have had similar experiences.
    Fragileknees, I REALLY want an IUD and looked into getting one last year but kinda let it slide on my list of things to do (oh yea cause you know its so fun) I really do not want more kids.
    This was evidently just an overnight phenomenon, I have not spotted all day so hopefully that will be it
    Thanks again everyone

  3. Kara

    Since nobody mentioned this: the 'period' you get on birth control is not a period. It is anaovulatory spotting--which basically means bleeding without ovulating. It's not a real period and it is not an indication that you aren't pregnant (although, since you are on BC, the chances that you would be pregnant are really, really slim). So to compare a BC cycle with a menstrual cycle is not really the same thing at all.
    Basically, when they designed the BC pill, they found out women were freaked out if they didn't have a period, so they created withdrawal bleeding. Basically, BC fakes your body out to make it seem pregnant--making the hormone levels trick your body into thinking that and therefore preventing ovulation from taking place. Then after 21 days of that, you take 7 days of sugar pills, which isn't enough time to ovulate, but enough time to drop your hormone levels and make your body bleed. So, really, having your period while on BC isn't really an indication of hormone levels.
    You can however, experience spotting while on BC midcycle. That is actually fairly common. BUT...it can also be an indication that your BC isn't working. For instance, if you took medication, such as antibiotics that interacted with your BC, you could start having midcycle spotting. Or, if you missed a few days of pills, it could make you start bleeding since the BC isn't working.
    So, it's definitely worth calling your doctor just to make sure your BC is still working. But, like I said, midcycle spotting while on BC is actually fairly common and is one of the side effects. But, the PB diet could also be changing your hormone levels. I'm not sure that would stop your BC from working, but it's worth asking about.
    Hope that helps!

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