What is Metabolic Acidosis? | Symptoms

Metabolic acidosis is a temporary condition where the blood pH drops to dangerously low levels. Respiratory acidosis, the most common form of metabolic acidosis, occurs when you are out of breath. In this state, there is too much CO2 in your blood, and your lungs can’t discharge all of it. You feel out of breath because the excess CO2 prevents your blood hemoglobin from picking up oxygen.

You can also become too acidic from stress, the food you eat and the liquids you drink. Your body tries to rid itself of acidity in this state through the urine. If there is too much acidity for your kidneys to handle, your body will steal calcium from your bones. Health experts believe that the overuse of bone calcium results in weak bones and contributes to hip fractures later in life. There are ways you can fight metabolic acidosis, and the harmful effects of body acidity.

Posture and Breath – Respiratory Acidosis

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It’s easier to breathe when you have good posture

Sit up straight when you read this. Correct posture is critical if you want to fight metabolic acidosis. Your lungs are tasked with discharging CO2, which is acidic. Correct posture keeps your back straight, and that increases the amount of space in your chest that your lungs have to expand into.

Takeaway: When you are out of breath, you have respiratory acidosis!

Improving your posture can be tough! It means keeping your back straight, and your knees slightly bent when you walk. Try it right now, you will probably find that your leg muscles get tired of it quickly! You must also keep your back straight when you sit; you will probably find that your back muscles will tire quickly at first. The feeling of fatigue in both cases is normal, don’t give up.

Your muscles will get tired when you work on your posture because improving your posture is a workout! Alkaline water can help; athletes alkalize their bodies prior to working out to fight muscle fatigue.  You can fight your own muscle fatigue with alkaline water.

Takeaway: Improving your posture is probably the most important thing you can do for your health, it will add years to your life, and life to your years!

Food and Drink – Metabolic Acidosis

Metabolic acidosis caused by food and drink will cause your urine pH to drop since your body is trying to get rid of the acidity through your kidneys. It will also cause the amount of calcium discharged in your urine to increase. You can check your urine pH and urine calcium levels with simple, at home tests:

Click here to learn how to test urine pH. Click here to learn how to test urine calcium

You can fight metabolic acidosis caused by food and drink by adopting an alkaline lifestyle. This entails making the food you eat and the liquids you drink alkaline. Making the change can be hard, so Life Ionizers created The Alkaline Lifestyle to help. It’s a community dedicated to living alkaline. Alkaline water is an important part of the Alkaline Lifestyle.

Click here for a free membership in the Alkaline Lifestyle

Muscle Fatigue – Muscular Acidosis

When you work out, your muscles feel tired and you “feel the burn,” you have muscular acidosis. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t good to feel burning muscles. The burn comes from lactic acid, which is produced when your muscles burn calories. The burning sensation means that your muscles can’t discharge thebuilt-upp lactic acid. It hurts because your muscle tissue is being attacked by the lactic acid!

Alkaline water can help you resist muscular acidosis. Pro athletes who endorse Life Ionizers like Derek Lee use alkaline water to alkalize and hydrate prior to working out. You can also mix alkaline water with a powdered electrolyte drink mix (such as Gatorade). It makes a potent energy drink that helps alkalize your body!

I ride my bicycle to work here at Life Ionizers; it’s about 12 miles from home. I use an alkaline water/ electrolyte mix for my ride and it makes a big difference! My muscles just feel like they have more “juice” and it cuts about three minutes from my time! If you work out, you have to try this!

Click here to learn how to make the Ultimate Alkaline Water Sports Drink

You don’t have to do this alone! Call us today at 877-959-7977 for support and information about living alkaline.

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