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my carbon dioxide is low in my body what does it mean

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my carbon dioxide is low in my body what does it mean?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. RK replied 7 years ago.

Dear letty,


Greetings and welcome to justanswer,


What is your co2 levels and blood pH?

do you suffer from diabetes or kidney disease?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no diabetes and my co2 levelsis85 andblood is 12.5
Expert:  Dr. RK replied 7 years ago.

Dear letty,


Thank you for the information,


The low levels of carbondioxide is known as hypocarbia. The Co2 levels reflects the acid status of your blood.The low levels may cause the blood pH to rise.


The low CO2 levels can be low due to either to increased acidity from uncontrolled diabetes, kidney disease, metabolic disorders, or low CO2 can also be due to chronic hyperventilation.


You do need to recheck the values of blood samples.The arterial and venous blood has different Co2 levels.


Here is the link for more information


causes of hypocarbia


Let me know if you have any doubt.


Thank you!

Edited by Dr. RK on 10/4/2009 at 12:02 PM EST
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