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Renal Tubular Acidosis

Renal Tubular Acidosis: Introduction

Renal Tubular Acidosis: Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a disease that occurs when the kidneys fail to excrete acids into the urine, which causes a person's blood to ... more about Renal Tubular Acidosis.

Renal Tubular Acidosis: A rare disorder where the kidneys secrete too much hydrogen and don't reabsorb enough bicarbonate which can result in symptoms such as excessive blood acidity and loss of potassium. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Renal Tubular Acidosis is available below.

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Treatments for Renal Tubular Acidosis

  • Treatment of renal tubular acidosis is dependant upon the underlying cause of the condition and whether the abnormality occurs in the proximal or distal tubule. Treatments include:
    • Cessation of medications that may be causing the condition - ACE inhibitors, NSAID's, cyclosporine
    • Treatment of any underlying conditions - obstructive uropathy, Wilson's disease
    • Autoimmune disease
    • Alkali therapy - sodium bicarbonate, sodium citrate
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Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a disease that occurs when the kidneys fail to excrete acids into the urine, which causes a person's blood to remain too acidic. Without proper treatment, chronic acidity of the blood leads to growth retardation, kidney stones, bone disease, and progressive renal failure. (Source: excerpt from Renal Tubular Acidosis: NIDDK)


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