What Is Lactic Acidosis

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Lactic Acidosis

Lactic acidosis is a medical condition characterized by the buildup of lactate (especially L-lactate) in the body, which results in an excessively low pH in the bloodstream. It is a form of metabolic acidosis, in which excessive acid accumulates due to a problem with the body's metabolism of lactic acid. Lactic acidosis is typically the result of an underlying acute or chronic medical condition, medication, or poisoning. The symptoms are generally attributable to these underlying causes, but may include nausea, vomiting, rapid deep breathing, and generalised weakness. The diagnosis is made on biochemical analysis of blood (often initially on arterial blood gas samples), and once confirmed, generally prompts an investigation to establish the underlying cause to treat the acidosis. In some situations, hemofiltration (purification of the blood) is temporarily required. In rare chronic forms of lactic acidosis caused by mitochondrial disease, a specific diet or dichloroacetate may be used. The prognosis of lactic acidosis depends largely on the underlying cause; in some situations (such as severe infections), it indicates an increased risk of death. Classification[edit] The Cohen-Woods Continue reading >>

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  1. cakepro

    Hey all :wave:
    What's the best strategy to get the body back into ketosis after a day of indulgence: an 18 or 24 hour fast or immediate return to Induction?
    I've already fasted about 14 hours but it's getting close to dinnertime and I'm wondering if I should just let my body purge all of the naughties I ate yesterday or have a big grilled chicken breast and salad for dinner. The more I think about it...the more I think I'll be having that chicken breast... :yum: ...but I would like to hear the best strategy for the day after a planned day of carbalicious indulgence. :lol:

  2. big_loser

    id personally fast. and drink loadsa black coffe, diet coke and green tea as the caffeine makes me pee loadsa and lose all the water im holding

  3. greenchill

    You've already cheated?
    I see more posts about cheating than staying on plan and succeeding.

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