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Metabolic acidosis - high anion gap

Discussion in 'Cardiovascular and Respiratory' started by Hutan, Sep 19, 2018.

  1. Hutan

    Hutan Moderator Staff Member

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    Looking over my blood tests, I see that the two times (a few years ago) my anion gap was calculated it was just above the normal range (e.g 18 when the range is 8 to 16). My son's anion gap was similarly at the high end of normal.

    A high anion gap suggests that the blood is too acid - i.e. acidosis.


    And my low levels of albumin might be making the anion gap appear more normal than it is.

    https://adc.bmj.com/content/87/6/526

    Has anyone identified a similar problem?
     
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  2. AndyPandy

    AndyPandy Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    @Hutan

    I vaguely remember looking at this with my own results a while back. I’m too sick to check just now but will do so when I’m up to it and let you know.
     
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  3. Simone

    Simone Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I can’t remember the details (I’d have to look at my old tests), but my ME/CFS doctor looks at the anion gap and has found that patients often have acidosis.
     
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  4. MeSci

    MeSci Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I think that's why I take sodium bicarbonate. Unfortunately my brain doesn't work very well currently (for the last 2 and a half years) but I'm sure I've written plenty of coherent stuff on Phoenix Rising.
     
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  5. chelby

    chelby Established Member

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    Yes, I got high anion gap metabolic acidosis and was admitted for 3 days with it.
     

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