Causes of Lactic acidosis
The most common cause of lactic acidosis is intense exercise. However, it can also be caused by certain diseases, such as:
Lactic acidosis Symptoms
Symptoms may include:
Tests and Exams
Tests may include a blood test to check electrolyte levels
Treatment of Lactic acidosis
The main treatment for lactic acidosis is to correct the medical problem that causes the condition.
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|Review Date: 11/2/2014
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.