Too much of acidic condition in the body fluids causes acidosis. It occurs basically when your organs fail to maintain the body Ph level. The imbalances in the pH level lead to the storage of acid in the body.
There are two types of acidosis i.e. respiratory acidosis and metabolic acidosis.
It is the condition in which the lungs are not able to remove carbon dioxide from the body due to which there is an increase in CO2 and this causes increases in the level of pH of the blood and other remaining fluids of the body decreases while making them too acidic. Again it is sub-classified into two categories i.e Acute respiratory acidosis and Chronic respiratory acidosis.
It occurs when there is a chemical imbalance of acids and bases in your blood and the body starts making too much acid and does not have enough amount of base bring acid to a normal level. There are three types of metabolic acidosis: Diabetic acidosis, hyperchloremic acidosis, and lactic acidosis.
Treatment of acidosis is important to avoid further complications. Higher the PH of blood by administering sodium bicarbonate through medicines or intravenously is the first method of treatment. This brings in a normal PH balance in the blood. Normally patients recover from acidosis to lead a normal life. They need to be extra careful if they have diabetes or asthma and prevent the occurrence of acidosis. People who have healthy lungs and kidneys suffer from mild acidosis which can be easily cured.
There are many strong and causal relationships between acidosis and many other diseases and these diseases include:
The food that can cause acidosis is high protein food which includes fish, meat, eggs. Most legumes like beans, peas, are acidic in nature and cause harm to the body. Most of the grains like coffee, sugar, and alcohol as they are acid-forming.
Many risk factors have been identified for acidosis namely – kidney failure, diabetes, heart failure, high fat diet, dehydration, and obesity.
People experience shortness of breath, fatigue, confusion, sleeplessness, and headache when they have acidosis. In metabolic acidosis, the person suffers from shallow breathing, confusion, headache, and fruity breath smell.