Does Low Blood Pressure Cause Lactic Acidosis?

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Lactic acid is mainly produced in muscle cells and red blood cells. It forms when the body breaks down carbohydrates to use for energy during times of low oxygen levels. Your body's oxygen level might drop during intense exercise or if you have an infection or disease.

A test can be done to measure the amount of lactic acid in the blood.


Alternative Names

Lactate test


How the test is performed

Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the...

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