The chronic acidosis: symptoms and consequences

Sooner or later, long-term modifications of the acid-base balance will impact various functions of the organism. Correspondingly, the signs of chronic acidosis are highly diverse. However, since chronic acidosis occurs without any specific symptoms in most cases, it remains undetected for many years.

Decreasing performance

Symptoms of acidosis can show themselves in the general condition of the body:

  • Fatigue and exhaustion
  • Reduced performance
  • Lower concentration
  • Higher sensitivity to stress
  • Nervousness

Bodily ailments

Symptoms of an acidosis can cause ailments:

  • Minimised immune resistance
  • Muscle and joint ailments
  • Irritations of the skin, hair and nails

Overlooked symptoms of acidosis can have consequences

Influence of chronic acidosis on the bone

An overload of acid influences bone stability in the long-term. Therefore, one should pay attention to a balanced nutrition with lots of alkaline fruit and vegetables from the very beginning – this strengthens the bone health from early on. Bone stability in older people is increased in countries with a high consumption of fruit and vegetables and a low consumption of animal proteins.

Influence of chronic acidosis on the connective tissue

An overload of acid also has a negative effect on the elasticity of the connective tissue (sinews, ligaments, muscles, etc.) This can be of special importance with rheumatic joint ailments. Ifa lack of adequate base-producing foodstuffs occurs, the acidic strain and hence the ailments increase for the persons concerned. An adequate alkaline intake counteracts acidosis and leads to a release of the strain on the connective tissue, which also has a positive impact on the joints.

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