y asked in 科學及數學生物學 · 1 decade ago

harmful effects of lactic acid

what are the harmful effects of lactic acid in blood to the human body? Why?

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  • ray
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Normal Values:

    4.5 to 19.8 mg/dl (0.5-2.2 mmol/L)

    Note: mg/dl = milligrams per deciliter; mmol/L = millimoles per liter

    What abnormal means:

    Severe oxygen deprivation of tissues results in a switch from aerobic to anaerobic metabolism. Because lactate is the main product of anaerobic metabolism, it accumulates when there is oxygen deprivation.

    Hypoxia seen in shock, congestive heart failure (or any other condition that would cause problems in oxygen being picked up by or transported in the blood), hepatic (liver) dysfunction, ischemia (not enough oxygenated blood getting to a certain area), and pulmonary (lung) insufficiency are all associated with increased serum lactate.

    What the risks are:

    excessive bleeding

    fainting or feeling light-headed

    hematoma (blood accumulating under the skin)

    infection (a slight risk any time the skin is broken)

    multiple punctures to locate veins

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