Our body’s pH plays an important role in determining health condition. If your pH level is too low, you may suffer from acidosis. Alkalinity and acidity are determined by pH scale. Pure water has pH of 7.0 or neutral. Anything above pH 7.0 is considered alkaline and anything lower is considered acidic. A good way to determine your tendency is to apply urine or saliva to litmus paper. If the litmus paper turns reddish, then your body is slightly acidic and if it turns bluish, then your body is slightly alkaline. Acidosis means that your body is overly acidic and the whole chemistry of your body is imbalanced. Acidosis is indicated by foul smelling stools, hard stools, strong perspiration with acidic scent, low blood pressure, recessed eyes, water retention, insomnia and frequent sighing.
There are two types of acidosis, respiratory and metabolic. You can have respiratory acidosis when your lungs can’t remove carbon dioxide efficiently. With respiratory acidosis, you can have airway obstruction, bronchitis and asthma. Metabolic acidosis is essentially chemical changes in your body due to acid-alkaline imbalance. People with metabolic imbalance could have kidney failure and diabetes mellitus. High consumption of aspirin can make your body more acidic. Existing health issues may also contribute to acidosis, such as adrenal disorders, liver problems, improper diet, stomach ulcers, obesity, malnutrition, anger, ketosis, obesity, anorexia, fear and stress. Excessive consumption of vitamin C supplements may lower the pH level of your body.
You can prevent or treat mild acidosis by doing these steps:
If acidosis problem go unchecked, it may affect your health adversely. Fortunately, acidosis is quite easy to detect and correct, once discovered.