Lactic acidosis (patient information)

Jump to navigation Jump to search

Lactic acidosis


What are the symptoms?

What are the causes?


Treatment options

Lactic acidosis On the Web

Ongoing Trials at Clinical

Images of Lactic acidosis

Videos on Lactic acidosis

FDA on Lactic acidosis

CDC on Lactic acidosis

Lactic acidosis in the news

Blogs on Lactic acidosis

Directions to Hospitals Treating Lactic acidosis

Risk calculators and risk factors for Lactic acidosis

For the WikiDoc page for this topic, click here

Please help WikiDoc by adding more content here. It's easy! Click here to learn about editing.


Lactic acidosis is when lactic acid builds ups in the bloodstream faster than it can be removed. Lactic acid is produced when oxygen levels in the body drop.

What are the symptoms of Lactic acidosis?

  • Nausea
  • Weakness

What causes Lactic acidosis?

The most common cause of lactic acidosis is intense exercise. However, it can also be caused by certain diseases, such as:

A common medicine used to treat diabetes called metformin can also cause lactic acidosis. If you take this medicine, have your electrolyte levels checked 1 - 2 weeks after starting it.


  • Blood tests to check electrolyte levels

Treatment options

The main treatment for lactic acidosis is to correct the medical problem that causes the condition.


Template:WH Template:WS