Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Disorders

  • Joseph Hobbs

Abstract

Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders are frequently associated with problems encountered in family medicine. Rapid detection and treatment of these disorders are important, as they affect the quantity and quality of vital organ profusion. These disorders are seen in all age groups and various clinical settings; but the very young, the very old, and those with chronic diseases are particularly vulnerable to serious complications because of inadequate or immature mechanisms of compensation, correction, and prevention.1

Keywords

Metabolic Acidosis Diabetic Ketoacidosis Renal Tubular Acidosis Metabolic Alkalosis Volume Depletion 
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