pH Stabilizer by DesBio
Proper acid-base ratio is so very important to good health; and our pH Stabilizer is an important tool in preventing acidosis (increased hydrogen ion concentration). Its value involves prevention and treatment of many illnesses.
Generally, acidosis is said to occur when arterial pH falls below 7.35, while its counterpart (alkalosis) occurs at a pH over 7.45. Arterial blood gas analysis and other tests are required to separate the main causes.
The term acidemia is more appropriate to describe low blood pH, reserving acidosis to describe the processes leading to these states, however, most physicians use the terms interchangeably. The distinction may be relevant where a patient has factors causing both acidosis and alkalosis, where relative severity of both determines whether the result is a high or a low pH.
Metabolic acidosis may result from disturbances in the ability to excrete acid via the kidneys. Renal acidosis is associated with an accumulation of urea and creatinine as well as metabolic acid residues of protein catabolism. Acidic poisons, iron etc., and decreased production of bicarbonate may also produce metabolic acidosis.
Respiratory acidosis results from a build-up of carbon dioxide in the blood due to hypoventilation. It is most often caused by pulmonary problems, although head injuries, drugs (especially anaesthetics and sedatives), and brain tumors can also bring it on. Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, severe pneumonia, and aspiration are among the most frequent causes. It can also occur as a response to chronic metabolic alkalosis.