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Alkalosis Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Alkalosis. 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 by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. Has there been recent poisoning with salicylates or alkalis?
  2. Do you take diuretic medications?
  3. Do you regularly take antacids for indigestion?
  4. Have you suffered any vomiting recently?

    Why: Vomiting can potentially cause a Metabolic Alkalosis.

  5. Have you had any burn injuries?

    Why: Although these can cause shock and metabolic acidosis, they can also cause metabolic alkalosis by depleting your bodies stores of potassium (hypokalemia).

  6. Do you take any medications or eat much licorice?

    Why: Some medications such as some diuretics and emetics/purgatives, can cause your body to lose potassium (hypokalemia) and create a metabolic alkalosis. Some steroid medications can precipitate a metabolic alkalosis, as can the extremely excessive intake of licorice.

  7. Have you eaten anything odd or unusual?

    Why: The ingestion of some odd and not usually consumed substances can cause a metabolic alkalosis.

  8. Has your bowel habit changed?

    Why: A condition of the rectum (villous adenoma) can cause your body to lose much more fluid and potassium than usual and a Metabolic Alkalosis may ensue. This condition is usually results in an increased frequency of bowel movements, and an increased poorly formed volume of stool. Some itch or discomfort may also be felt around the anus.

  9. Have you ever or recently experienced high blood pressure (hypertension)?

    Why: Along with alkalosis, high blood pressure can indicate the presence of an Adrenal Gland disease called hyperaldosteronism (Conn's syndrome).

  10. Has your breathing been at all different, particularly faster than usual?

    Why: hyperventilation can cause a respiratory alkalosis.

  11. Have you been more anxious than usual?

    Why: Anxiety can make a noticeable to the way you breath, and thus induce a respiratory alkalosis.

  12. Have you been at any great altitudes, i.e., planes, mountains?

    Why: At high altitudes you may subconsciously breather faster, and thus cause a respiratory alkalosis. This is because your body needs to take more breathes as the air becomes "thinner" at higher altitudes.

  13. Have you recently been at all unwell or had any fever?

    Why: Fever can cause a Respiratory Alkalosis.

  14. Do you take any medications?

    Why: Some medications (e.g. aspirin) can cause a respiratory alkalosis.

  15. Have you been vomiting?
  16. Do you have any Cushing-like symptoms?
  17. Do you ever knowingly hyperventilate due to anxiety or panic?
  18. Have you had stroke symptoms?
  19. Do you have meningitis symptoms?
  20. Have you had a fever?
  21. Do you have pneumonia symptoms?
  22. Do you have symptoms of Grave's disease?

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Alkalosis:

The following list of conditions have 'Alkalosis' 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Alkalosis:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Alkalosis' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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