Problem

Acidosis

Nature:

Acidosis is a condition of abnormal acid state in the body. There are two forms due to either: (a) a production in the body of two abnormal acids -- beta-oxybutyric and acetoacetic acids -- (also known as ketosis), or (a) a diminution in the alkali reserve of the blood. The cause is usually due to faulty metabolism of beta-oxybutyric and acetoacetic acids. Its symptoms are general lassitude, vomiting, thirst, restlessness, and the presence of acetone in the urine.

Incidence:

Acidosis occurs in diabetes mellitus when is is either untreated or inadequately treated, starvation, persistent vomiting, and delayed anaesthetic vomiting. A milder form of it may occur in severe fevers, particularly in children. If the defect is caused by changes in bicarbonate levels it is called metabolic acidosis.

Narrower Problems:
Ketosis
Ketosis
Aggravates:
Irreversible coma
Subject(s):
Medicine Specific diseases
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST