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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.
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Why: Certain medications can cause acidosis e.g. acetazolamide, metformin.
Why: e.g. ethylene glycol, methanol, salicylate.
Why: What is commonly called a "faint" or vasovagal episode can be a cause of some minor metabolic acidosis.
Why: Burns can cause your body to lose a large amount of fluid and result in some netabolic acidosis.
Why: These can all cause your body to lose large amounts of fluids and cause metabolic acidosis.
Why: These can disrupt the amount of fluid available for your body to use for circulation, and thus can result in metabolic acidosis.
Why: Many different diseases can cause your heart to acutely fail to work as well as it otherwise should. Any acute circumstance of inability for your heart to effectively circulate blood through your lungs and body can result in metabolic acidosis secondary to cardiogenic shock. Conditions which can cause this include.
Why: Addison's disease is an endocrine condition which can acutely cause metabolic acidosis and metabolic shock. Its features are quite general and may include weakness, anorexia, weight loss, abdominalpain$, nausea, confusion, depression, arthralgia, constipation, myalgia or dizziness.
Why: Diabetics are prone to acute situations of metabolic acidosis, particularly when they have not administered as much insulin as their body requires i.e. a normal dose of insulin needs to be increased during times of physical stress such as infection or illness. On the other hand, those with recently diagnosed insulin-dependant diabetes mellitus may inadvertently administer too much insulin and so induce a metabolic acidosis and hypoglycemic metabolic acidosis.
Why: These are all important and unpredictable causes of immune-mediated shock and metabolic acidosis. Your most recent activities are very important in trying to find out the cause of shock and secondary metabolic acidosis.
Why: Alcohol, particularly in excessive amounts can cause a metabolic acidosis.
Why: There are some toxins which can cause metabolic acidosis, including ethylene glycol which is found in "antifreeze", and methanol which is found in methylated spirits.
Why: Any condition which can result in a degree of respiratory failure can also cause a respiratory acidosis. These conditions include pneumonia, pulmonary oedema, pulmonary embolism, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, sleep apnea and kyphoscoliosis.
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.
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The following list of medical conditions have 'Acidosis'
or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.
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