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Acidosis

Acidosis: Introduction

Acidos is an excess of acidic waste products in the blood. This section examines acidosis as a symptom of an underlying condition. See also the symptoms of acidosis and more information about acidosis. Acidosis is an extremely serious symptom and requires immediate professional medical advice....more »

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Causes of Acidosis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Acidosis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Acidosis

Home medical tests possibly related to Acidosis:

Causes of Types of Acidosis:

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Acidosis: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Acidosis, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Acidosis Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Acidosis may include:

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Message Boards for Acidosis

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Acidosis or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Acidosis:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Acidosis. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination - looking for signs of lung, heart, or kidney disease which may be the cause of acidosis or the result of acidosis.
  • Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count and electrolytes
    • Blood glucose - looking for diabetic acidosis.
    • Serum acetone or hydroxybutyrate - looking for diabetic acidosis as cause.
    • Serum bicarbonate - if increased suggests lung disease is the cause, if decreased suggests kidney disease, diarrhea or the use of certain diuretics may be the cause.
  • more tests...»

Acidosis: Animations

Medications or substances causing Acidosis:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Acidosis as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Bisac-Evac
  • Bisacodyl Uniserts
  • Bisco-Lax
  • Carterís Little Pills
  • Clysodrast
  • Dacodyl
  • Deficol
  • more causes...»

Drug interactions causing Acidosis:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Acidosis as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Acidosis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Acidosis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Acidosis

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Acidosis:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Acidosis. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Acidosis: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Acidosis

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Acidosis: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Definitions of Acidosis:

An abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Pathologic condition resulting from accumulation of acid or depletion of the alkaline reserve (bicarbonate) content of the blood and body tissues, and characterized by an increase in hydrogen ion concentration (decrease in pH).
- (Source - CRISP)

Organs affected by Acidosis:

The list of organs typically affected by Acidosis may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Acidosis

The list below shows some of the causes of Acidosis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Acidosis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Acidosis. Of the 149 causes of Acidosis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 144 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Acidosis:

The following list of conditions have 'Acidosis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Acidosis or choose View All.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Acidosis:

The following list of medical conditions have Acidosis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Acidosis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Acidosis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Acidosis?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Acidosis, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Acidosis:

    Subtypes of Acidosis:

    Lactic Acidosis (76 causes), DKA (4 causes), Diabetic ketoacidosis (34 causes), Ketoacidosis (22 causes), Ketosis (17 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Acidosis:

    Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Abnormal blood test symptoms (1538 causes)

    Symptoms related to Acidosis:

    Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Alkalosis (54 causes), Lactic Acidosis (76 causes), Ketoacidosis (22 causes), Diabetic Ketoacidosis (34 causes), Renal tubular acidosis, Tissue hypoxia (18 causes), Hepatic or renal failure, Infection (1293 causes)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

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