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Acidosis Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors

What is Acidosis?

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Acidosis is an excessively acid condition of the body fluids or tissues. When the kidneys are unable to regulate the body’s pH level due to systemic disease or temporary health conditions, a metabolic imbalance called acidosis occurs that can have serious ramifications on your overall health. Increased blood and tissue acidity means that abnormally high levels of acidic molecules are disrupting normal cellular activity and functioning. In an attempt to correct low pH levels, the kidneys start eliminating more acidic urine and the part of the brain that regulates breathing elevates respiratory rates (hyperventilation) to try and rid the body of carbon dioxide, a main contributory factor to developing acidosis.

Symptoms of Acidosis

Mild acidosis generally does not produce noticeable symptoms. However, when blood pH dips below 7.34, the body starts exhibiting symptoms that can be severe and frightening to the person suffering them.

Symptoms of metabolic acidosis include:

  • Chronic fatigue accompanied by headaches and mental “fog”
  • Shallow, rapid breathing clinically identified as Kussmaul breathing
  • Confusion/inability to make decisions
  • Dizziness
  • Appetite loss
  • Clammy, pale skin
  • Coughing spells due to breathing abnormalities
  • Cardiac arrythmias (decreased heart rate known as bradycardia)

If an acidosis condition is not treated promptly, the person could become comatose and die unless pH levels are raised and the body begins producing enough bicarbonate in the kidneys.

Causes of Acidosis

Possible causes of acidosis are numerous and range from leukemia and lung disease to overexercising and starvation diets. However, the most common reasons for acidosis include:

Diabetic acidosis–people who neglect to manage their diabetes often suffer from excessive ketones in the blood which contribute to high blood acidity.

Hyperchloremic acidosis–when the kidneys cannot provide enough sodium bicarbonate to regulate pH levels, hyperchloremic acidosis occurs. This type of acidosis typically emerges when someone experiences dehydration due to uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea.

Lactic acidosis–large amounts of lactic acid (needed to make glucose) in the blood may cause acidosis symptoms. Causes of lactic acidosis are:

  • Alcoholism
  • Cancer
  • Vigorously exercising too long
  • Liver failure
  • Kidney disease
  • severe dehydration
  • Low blood sugar and taking certain medications

Risk Factors for Acidosis

People at risk for suffering acidosis conditions are those who are

  • Diabetic
  • Obese
  • Elderly
  • Drink heavily
  • Suffer from systemic diseases (kidney, liver, cancer)
  • Take medications (laxatives, anti-viral drugs) that dehydrate the body

Acidosis can also temporarily affect pregnant women, menopausal women and people in occupations that expose them to environmental factors contributing to decreased pH levels–working in hot, dry conditions, for example.

Prevent Acidosis with Smooth8 Alkaline Water Drops

Keep acidity neutralized, naturally flush harmful toxins out of your body and balance pH levels by using Smooth8 Alkaline Water Drops. Smooth 8’s cleansing and neutralizing abilities are supported by a powerfully effective antioxidant composition that also nourishes the skin and maintains healthy pH levels that are sensitive to diet, pollution, stress and disease. Free of chemicals, preservatives and additives, Smooth 8 Alkaline Water Drops not only keeps your pH at an optimal level but also promote overall well-being by protecting your body from free radical damage, muscle fatigue and dehydration.


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