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Can dehydration cause acid-base metabolism disorders?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Severe dehydration can cause both types of acid-base metabolism disorders, known as metabolic acidosis and metabolic alkalosis. If you or your child has symptoms of severe dehydration, you should seek emergency medical care immediately. Rehydration and other treatments can address acid-base metabolism disorders if they develop.

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