Lactic acidosis is when
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The most common cause of lactic acidosis is intense exercise. However, it can also be caused by certain diseases, such as:
- Kidney failure
Respiratory failure Sepsis
Metformin, a common medicine used to treat diabetes, can also cause lactic acidosis. People taking this medicine should have their electrolyte levels checked 1 - 2 weeks after starting it.