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by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Alkalosis is a dangerous decrease in the normal pH of the blood where there is too much base (an elevated pH) in the blood and body resulting from accumulation of base or the depletion of acid. The pH of the alkalotic body measures above normal. It can be caused by high altitudes, hyperventilation, and excessive vomiting. The opposite of alkalosis is acidosis in which there is too low a pH due to excess acid or insufficient base in the body.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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