Signs and Symptoms of Acidosis
Acidosis is the result of an overly acid condition in the body. The body’s normal pH is 6.8, which is slightly acidic. A balanced body chemistry is vital for health. If your body pH is too acidic, numerous diseases and conditions can thrive, including cancer, yeasts, fungus, bacteria, arthritis, gallbladder problems and ulcers. Below, we have put together a list of common signs and symptoms of acidosis, or acidity.
Also, we have information on diagnosis, helpful books and valuable resources for patients.
The Most Common Signs and Symptoms of Acidosis Include:
- Gastroesophagael reflux
- Skin eruptions
- Sunken eyes
- Poor digestion
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Foul-smelling stools
- Anal itching
- Very low blood pressure
- Bad breath
- Body odor
- Migraine headaches
- Gum disease
- Shortness of breath
Respiratory acidosis occurs when the lungs cannot remove carbon dioxide adequately. Metabolic acidosis occurs when the kidneys cannot remove enough acid from the body. Diabetic acidosis and lactic acid acidosis are two types of metabolic acidosis. Other causes of metabolic acidosis are severe dehydration, excessive use of aspirin, and kidney disease.
Diagnosis of Acidosis
A diagnosis of acidosis is easily made through testing urine Ph with nitrazine paper. The color of the paper will change if your body is too acidic or too alkaline. Respiratory acidosis and diabetic acidosis are tested through an arterial blood gas analysis.
Books for People With Signs and Symptoms of Acidosis
|The Acid Alkaline Balance Diet, Second Edition: An Innovative Program that Detoxifies Your Body’s Acidic Waste to Prevent Disease and Restore Overall Health
Felicia Drury Kliment
|The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health: Restore Your Health by Creating pH Balance in Your Diet
|The Ultimate pH Solution: Balance Your Body Chemistry to Prevent Disease and Lose Weight
Michelle Schoffro Cook
|The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health
Shelley Redford Young
General Patient Resources
- Med Help
MedHelp’s acidosis Center for information, symptoms, resources, treatments and tools for acidosis. Find acidosis information, treatments for acidosis and more.
- Better Medicine
Information including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, causes, videos, forums, and local community support.
- Cure Zone
A private forum for those with acidosis and/or alkalosis symptoms.
- Medline Plus
A service of the US National Library of Medicine.
- Pub Med Health
Reviews causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatment, prognosis and complications.