Video: What is acidosis or What is ph in the body
What is Acidosis The acidity or alkalinity of a substance is usually expressed as a number on the "pH" scale The pH scale goes from 1 to 14 with 1 being most acidic 7 being neutral and 14 most alkaline For blood a pH level of 7.43 — just slightly alkaline — is best. Levels lower than 7. 0 indicate an overly acidic state while levels above 7. 5 indicate an overly alkaline state Chronic Acidosis begins when the body cannot properly dispose of excessive acids building up in the blood stream The body attempts to maintain proper pH balance, by eliminating the excess acids through the kidneys lungs and skin Or by neutralising the acids during digestion and other cellular processes If too much acid is produced the body cannot keep pace The excess waste creates system overload toxifying the blood and impairing the ability of the body's cells to communicate In an effort to protect vital organs the body diverts the harmful acids to store in tissues joints and bones This effort by the body is to make the organs temporarily safe Yet the diversion can cause joint and skeletal problems such as rheumatoid arthritis It can also cause skin conditions such as dermatitis and tissue problems such as chronic fatigue Over time the acids build up in the bodies organs where they begin to disrupt normal function This produces more waste which further lowers the body's pH level.