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Hypoventilation
 
Respiratory Acidosis
Respiratory acidosis occurs when a build-up of carbon dioxide in the blood causes the body's system to become more acidic.
Causes

GAIN CO2
- Hypoventilation
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Neuromuscular Disease
-Central Nervous System Depression
-Chest trauma
- Airway obstruction

 
Signs and Symptoms
Lungs Neurologic

-Hypoventilation
-Dyspnea

 

-Depressed
-Headache
-Confusion
-Lethargy
-Coma
-CO2 Narcosis
Respiratory acidosis may be suspected when seeing symptoms. A blood sample to test for pH and arterial blood gases should be used to confirm the diagnosis. In respiratory acidosis, the pH will be below 7.35. The pressure of carbon dioxide in the blood will be high, usually over 45 mmHg.