Sunday, August 24, 2014
The metabolic acidosis is a blood condition in which there is an excess of acid as the bicarbonate concentration in the bloodstream is below normal. In other words, it is a disruption in the acid-alkaline balance in the organism, which is the result of inadequate removal of organic acids, such as beta-hydroxybutyric acid. Metabolic acidosis is caused by renal conditions, diabetes mellitus, febrile states, and intestinal disorders. This imbalance may lead to coma.