Treating And Preventing Acidosis
Acidosis occurs when your body’s pH level is below a 6 – that means your body is too acidic. This can lead to a number of different health issues, including shortness of breath, experiencing major fatigue every day, having headaches, and much more. So what can you do? There are a number of different ways of treating and preventing acidosis.
If you’ve been diagnosis with acidosis, your doctor may give you a sodium bicarbonate supplement to help make your pH more alkaline. This is basically baking soda. You can either take this supplement via mouth, or, if your acidosis is really bad, your doctor may put you on an IV for an hour or so.
Other types of acidosis need to be dealt with at their source. Diabetic acidosis, for example, can be treated by getting the underlying cause (diabetes) under control. If you have hypercloremic acidosis, you may need to take baking sodium supplements every day to keep it under control. If you have lactic acidosis, you may need to take antibiotics or get fluids via an IV, depending on the cause.
Those who are dealing with respiratory acidosis may need to start using a CPAP machine at night to help them get the oxygen their body needs while they sleep. Using an inhaler to help open up the airways in the lungs is another option.
Preventing acidosis largely has to do with diet and certain habits. Smoking is one of the worst things you can do, and it can quickly lead to respiratory acidosis. If you’re on sedatives and have a habit of drinking alcohol while taking them, you are also at risk of acidosis.
You may also want to start taking an acai berry supplement. Research has shown that a supplement such as the acai berry may be able to provide you with a number of benefits.
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