How Does Asthma Affect The Respiratory System?

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Definition

Respiratory acidosis is a condition that occurs when the lungs cannot remove all of the carbon dioxide the body produces. This disrupts the body's acid-base balance causing body fluids, especially the blood, to become too acidic.


Alternative Names

Ventilatory failure; Respiratory failure; Acidosis - respiratory


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Causes of respiratory acidosis include:

  • Diseases of the airways (such as asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease),...
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