Chronic Metabolic Acidosis: The Silent Killer

premium protocols Oct 30, 2023


The physiological pH of the human body is essential for the numerous processes necessary for life. pH varies in distinct parts of the body. Our kidneys are responsible for the chronic regulation of acid-base disorders. Metabolic acidosis is a condition characterized by an excess of acid in the body due to the accumulation of acid or loss of bicarbonate. It is diagnosed when the blood pH drops below 7.35. However, chronic metabolic acidosis can be silent and maintain a normal pH by drawing from various buffering systems in the body. It can remain asymptomatic for years. Certain symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle loss/atrophy
  • Insulin resistance
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sarcopenia
  • Kidney stones
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • ...

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