Types Of Metabolic Disorders

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Definition

Metabolic acidosis is a condition in which there is too much acid in the body fluids.


Alternative Names

Acidosis - metabolic


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Metabolic acidosis occurs when the body produces too much acid, or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body. There are several types of metablic acidosis:

  • Diabetic acidosis (also called diabetic ketoacidosis and DKA) develops when substances known as ketone bodies, which are acidic, build up during uncontrolled...
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