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Metabolic Acidosis in Kidney Failure

2013-09-14 09:54

Metabolic Acidosis in Kidney FailureMetabolic acidosis is a condition in which the levels of acid are much higher than normal.This condition is commonly seen in kidney failure. What are the causes of metabolic acidosis and how to control it? Read on to find the answers.

Causes of metabolic acids in kidney failure

Kidneys play an important role in maintain the acid-base balance by removing extra acid from body. However, as the kidneys are impaired, it can cause failure of adequate excretion of various acid anions due to the greatly reduced number of functioning nephrons. In this case, the acidosis is a high-anion gas acidosis.

If the renal tubules are predominantly damaged with minimal glomerular damage, it can cause renal tubular acidosis.

Serious acidosis does not occur until glomerular filtration rate (GFR) has reduced to about the 20mls/min.

Symptoms of metabolic acidosis in kidney failure

The symptoms and signs of metabolic acidosis in Kidney Failure include shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, poor appetite, muscle weakness and bone disease.

Treatment for metabolic acidosis in kidney failure

The most important treatment to managing a metabolic acidosis in kidney failure is to treat the underlying cause. Then with supportive management, the body will correct the acid-base disorder.

In kidney failure,the underlying cause is the reduced excretory ability of kidneys.Therefore the primary treatment goal is to enhance renal function and recover the excretory function of the kidneys.

Micro-Chinese Medicines Osmotherapy is recommended to kidney failure patients with metabolic acidosis.It can dilate blood vessels and improve blood circulation in kidneys.More blood is filtered by kidneys, more acids will be eliminated by kidneys.In addition,the therapy can help the body recover its self-healing system to stimulate the self-regeneration of impaired kidney tissues. Therefore, the kidneys will be able to work better to filter out acid from body. Metabolic acidosis will be controlled completely and fundamentally.

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