FAQ - Alkalosis
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In response to respiratory alkalosis, the (what happens)?

A) respiratory rate increases
B)tidal volume increases
C)kidneys conserve bicarbonate
D)kidneys secrete more hydrogen ions

C  (+ info)

my book says that respiraory alkalosis is a sign of a tension pneumothorax why is that?

nursing assessment

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metabolic and respiratory acidosis and alkalosis?

what is the definition and how can they be distinguished from one another.
are there any signs and symptom

i'm sorry. too many questions ...
i really need to know this
thanks in advance

acidosis is low pH and alk is high pH

respiratory acid is low Ph and high CO2
resp alk is high Ph, low CO2

met acid is low pH and low bicarb
Met alk is lhigh pH and high bicarb

Then you need to look if it is compensated or not

So if you pH is normal or near normal but the bicarb and the CO2 are off then you have a compensated or partially compensated blood gas. It is very confusing to learn.  (+ info)

I know that vomiting would result to Met. Alkalosis, but why is SEVERE vomiting would result to Met. Acidosis?

I know that vomiting would result to Metabolic Alkalosis since its gastric content is out, but I have read in the pocket RN Notes that if the condition becomes SEVERE (vomiting,) it would result now to Metabolic Acidosis but there is no rationale provided.

When you vomit several times, you are at first throwing up much of the acids in your stomach, so that you develop metabolic alkalosis. However with severe vomiting, pretty soon you are also throwing up the contents of the small intestine, which contains a lot of bicarbonates (alkali), so that after a while, you develop metabolic acidosis.  (+ info)

what possibly could be the cause of urine alkalosis?

i am not sure type it on google.  (+ info)

which of the following would result in respiratory alkalosis?

a. overdose of antacids

b. hyperventilation

c. pneumonia

d. emphysema

b. Hyperventilation  (+ info)

Metabolic & respiratory acidosis/alkalosis... how does this compensations mechanisms work?

Kidneys and lungs? Thanx

it all comes down to the ph. when the ph is low you are acidotic, when it is high, you are alkalotic. and the body needs to compensate for the ph. when you have resp acidosis it means the carbon dioxide is too high in the blood stream...the person is not breathing well. so, the body compensates for that by making the kidneys produce more bicarbonate, which increases the ph and in turn makes the acidosis go away. or at least get better. people with copd (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) usually have a chronic high bicarb level in their blood because their carbon dioxide level is chronically high. from their disease process. so the body is trying to compensate for that by making more bicarb.

when you have metabolic acidosis, like from diabetes, your ph is too low and your body tries to compensate by making your respiratory system slow down the breathing to increase the carbon dioxide to increase the ph.

and you just reverse the processes for alkalosis.  (+ info)

Respiratory alkalosis is always caused by hyperventilation. TRUE OR FALSE?

True. By definition. It may have many causes but that doesn't take away from the fact that hyperventilation is defined as a low PaCO2 and therefore Respiratory Alkalosis.  (+ info)

acidosis or alkalosis help?

a 67 yr old woman has smoked for 50 yrs. as a result, she now has emphysema. would she more likey experience repiratory acidosis or alkalosis? why?

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Respiratory acidosis or alkalosis?

Would traveling to the mountains lead to respiratory acidosis or respiratory alkalosis?

Going to the mountains (higher Altitude) would lead to respiratory ALKALOSIS. The reason for this is that there is less oxygen at higher altitudes and the oxygen hunger would lead to hyperventilation thus decreasing the co2 which raises the ph making the blood alkalotic  (+ info)

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