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What do you know about metabolic acidosis and chronic kidney disease (CKD)?

1. Which of the following is true about metabolic acidosis?

Answer: C The acid that's produced inside the body comes from the breakdown of foods that are high in animal proteins like red meat. To the contrary, fruits and vegetables, including those that have a high acid content, make the blood less acid when they're broken down in the body. A high acid level in the blood means that the pH of the blood is the opposite, which is low. The acid environment in the body caused by metabolic acidosis is very harmful to the kidneys and can make chronic kidney disease worse.

Answer: C The acid that's produced inside the body comes from the breakdown of foods that are high in animal proteins like red meat. To the contrary, fruits and vegetables, including those that have a high acid content, make the blood less acid when they're broken down in the body. A high acid level in the blood means that the pH of the blood is the opposite, which is low. The acid environment in the body caused by metabolic acidosis is very harmful to the kidneys and can make chronic kidney disease worse.

Answer: C The acid that's produced inside the body comes from the breakdown of foods that are high in animal proteins like red meat. To the contrary, fruits and vegetables, including those that have a high acid content, make the blood less acid when they're broken down in the body. A high acid level in the blood means that the pH of the blood is the opposite, which is low. The acid environment in the body caused by metabolic acidosis is very harmful to the kidneys and can make chronic kidney disease worse.

Answer: C The acid that's produced inside the body comes from the breakdown of foods that are high in animal proteins like red meat. To the contrary, fruits and vegetables, including those that have a high acid content, make the blood less acid when they're broken down in the body. A high acid level in the blood means that the pH of the blood is the opposite, which is low. The acid environment in the body caused by metabolic acidosis is very harmful to the kidneys and can make chronic kidney disease worse.