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Why are respiratory compensation mechanisms often not possible for conditions of respiratory acidosis or respiratory alkalosis? Thanks!


respiratory acidosis --- it is due to respiratory system --- and how can we expect respiratory system to compensate this acidosis when we know that it (acidosis) has appeared as a result of respiratory system problem?

of course, if acidosis appeared not because of some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease but because we hypoventilated on purpose, then respiratory system can compensate acidosis via chemoreceptors and respiratory center which will trigger us to hyperventilate


if u have a respiratory alkalosis, u will always compensate by the metabolic way more than the respiratory way, say if someone is hyperventilating, its difficult for the body to make him hypoventilate, and easy for the body to excrete more hco3- via the urine

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