Nutrition Myths
Advertisement

Alkalosis

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, 2)

Related Posts

Calcium What is calcium? How much calcium do you need? Benefits of calcium. Best food sources of calcium.
Difference between acidic food and acid-forming food Acid-forming foods and acidic foods are unrelated and produce different effects on the body. Acid-forming foods may reduce the urine pH level, with no impacts on health. Acidic foods don't have an impact on the body's pH...
Alkaline diet – myths and facts based on science The alkaline diet is actually healthy, but its benefits have nothing to do with what it is claimed. The inclusion of healthy, fresh and whole foods and the restriction of processed and unhealthy foods is what makes it he...
List of alkaline and acidic Foods List of alkaline and acidic foods and their pH levels. Find out which foods are acidic for culinary usage and for prevention of digestive issues.
Does milk cause osteoporosis? Milk, dairy products and milk derived supplements are good for bone health. The acid-ash hypothesis, which this myth originated, has been disproven by many studies.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Get updates

Receive regular updates on nutrition myths, facts and curiosities. All based on the latest scientific evidence.