What happens in Metabolic Acidosis, what causes it, what are the symptoms, and what is the treatment?
Metabolic alkalosis: too much bicarbonate
Causes: vomiting, gastric suction, loss of potassium (from steroids, diuresis, antacids overuse)
Symptoms: hypoventilation, dysrhythmias, dizziness, numbness/tingling, pH >7.45, Bicarb >26, hypokalemia/hypocalcemia
Treatment: give potassium, treat underlying cause