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What is Metabolic Acidosis?


A: It is a lack of oxygen that can occur during the labor and delivery of a newborn baby. If a baby is deprived of oxygen for a  period of time it can affect the baby's metabolism and can also cause brain injury.

Acidosis refers to the amount of acid buildup in the blood. Our blood transports oxygen to every part of our body. If there is an excessive amount of acid buildup in the blood, it may mean less oxygen available for our brain.

This scenario can also occur during surgery when general anesthesia is administered. If there are errors made with regard to the amount of oxygen being provided during surgery, there can be acid buildup that can lead to significant metabolic injury and resulting brain damage.

Why do I mention this?

I've handled many cases involving patients who have suffered metabolic injury resulting in brain damage. There can be multiple reasons and causes for this type of injury to occur. That is why one of the first things we look at are the blood levels to the determine whether or not there was a significant acid buildup.


If you'd like more information about this type of condition or how it may apply to you and your possible case, I encourage you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by e-mail: [email protected]

I answer questions like yours every single day and I welcome your call.