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17 Treatments for Respiratory Acidosis

Overview

Respiratory acidosis, also called respiratory failure or ventilatory failure, causes the pH of blood and other bodily fluids to decrease, making them too acidic. Respiratory acidosis occurs when the lungs can't remove enough carbon dioxide[read article]

Tests for Respiratory Acidosis

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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Test
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Pulse Oximetry
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Electrolyte Panel
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A CO2 blood test measures the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood serum, or liquid part of the blood. Your doctor can use this test to learn whether there i...  More
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Oxygen saturation measurement
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Whether you're going to see your doctor for a routine checkup or are admitted to the hospital, your doctor needs information about how your body is functioning...  More
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Respiratory System Examination
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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A computed tomography (CT) scan of your chest is a fast and noninvasive imaging test that takes multiple cross-section images of your heart, lungs, and chest wall. ...  More
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Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. This includes how well you are able to breathe and how well your lungs are able...  More
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Serum Anion Gap Test
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Medical Procedures for Respiratory Acidosis

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Mechanical Ventilation
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Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is a non-surgical treatment that provides a steady flow of air to the lungs through the nose. Nasal CPAP is...  More
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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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