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Respiratory alkalosis

  • Alternative Names

    Alkalosis - respiratory


    The symptoms may include:

    • Dizziness
    • Light-headedness
    • Numbness of the hands and feet

    Signs and tests
    • Arterial blood gas (measures levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood; in respiratory alkalosis, the level of carbon dioxide is too low)
    • Chest x-ray
    • Pulmonary function test