Hypoglycemia And Metabolic Alkalosis

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Definition

Alkalosis is a condition in which the body fluids have excess base (alkali). This is the opposite of excess acid (acidosis).


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The kidneys and lungs maintain the proper balance of chemicals, called acids and bases, in the body. Decreased carbon dioxide (an acid) or increased bicarbonate (a base) levels make the body too alkaline, a condition called alkalosis.

Respiratory alkalosis is caused by low carbon dioxide levels in the blood....

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