If the blood pH rises above 7.45, the condition is defined as alkalosis.

The causes of alkalosis are very serious and are not caused by diet.

Some of the most common causes of metabolic alkalosis are: adrenal gland diseases (tumor, over-activity), acid loss from the stomach through severe vomiting or some procedures such as stomach drainage and certain drugs of diuretic function. (1)Merc Manual. Alkalosis. Available here. (2)MedlinePlus. Alkalosis. Available here.

References   [ + ]

1. Merc Manual. Alkalosis. Available here.
2. MedlinePlus. Alkalosis. Available here.

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