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How does kidney disease relate to acid-base metabolism disorder?

Kidney disease is a major cause of acid-base metabolism disorders. If the kidney cannot filter enough acid from the blood through the urine, metabolic acidosis can develop. If a person's kidney disease reaches a more advanced stage, various kinds of acid-base metabolism disorders can develop. At this stage, filtering the blood becomes very important in managing the acid-base balance of the blood.

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