ALKALOSIS & TREATMENT
Definition: What is "Alkalosis"?
Alkalosis is a condition when there is a fleuid & electrolytes imbalance. In this case the base or also called alkali is in higher level. Its opposite is acidosis, which is the acid level of our body, is abnormally high.
Symptoms & Signs
The following are the signs & symptoms of alkalosis, Confusion that can lead to coma, hand tremor, light-headedness, muscle twitching, nausea & vomiting. Paresthesia on face & extremities & prolong muscle spasm also called as tetany.
Treatment: How to Treat "Alkalosis"?
To treat alkalosis is depend on the causative factor. If the cause is decrease carbon dioxide in the body paper, bag breathing is a main intervention to increase the carbon dioxide level in the body. Some alkalotic patients are given medication to correct chemical loss.
A normal body regulates the balance of the acid & base status. Like the lungs & the kidneys that regulates carbon dioxide (an acid) & bicarbonate (a base). Malfunction of the organs can cause imbalance, a decrease of acid & or increase of base is a condition called alkalosis. Severe vomiting that cause loss of chloride & kidney failure that causes loss of potassium may lead to alkalosis.
Laboratory test are done to identify the ph of the body or alkalosis are Arterial blood gas or venous blood gas, chem.-20, litmus paper or urine dipstick test urinalysis & urine pH