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What increases my risk for acid-base metabolism disorders?

Certain illnesses and conditions can increase your risk for acid-base metabolism disorders. Some digestive disturbances can, as well. Specifically, kidney problems, cancer, poorly managed diabetes, shock, severe anemia, organ failure, hypoglycemia, overuse of diuretics, and excessive vomiting or diarrhea can all raise your risk for acid-base metabolism disorders.

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