Symptoms of acidification
Acidification has its share in almost all chronic diseases – either triggering symptoms or being the result of cell damage.
Below we only mention the main diseases caused by the excess of acids in the body.
1. The digestive tract
Acute or chronic inflammation of the gastric mucosa, intestinal mycosis, constipation, digestive problems, feeling of fullness, bloating, gallbladder disease.
2. Muscles – joints
Gout (uric acid), muscle pain (lactic acid), damage to the intervertebral discs, acute and chronic back pain, osteoporosis, arthritis, rheumatism.
3. Skin – hair – teeth
Hair loss, brittle nails, caries, parodontosis, dry skin, neurodermatitis, fungal infections, acne in adolescents and adults, skin problems, cellulite.
4. The metabolic system
Overweight, hungry wolf attacks, sudden hunger for sweets, diabetes, kidney stones, elevated cholesterol.
5. Cardiovascular system
Hypertension, premature calcification, blood vessel disease, abnormal blood supply to arms and legs, dizziness, migraines, heart attack.
6. The whole body
Chronic pain, depression, reduced efficiency of the body, general malaise, inability to cope with stress, lower libido, overtraining in sportsmen, fast fatigue.
Disturbances of the acid-base balance are also the cause of the weakening of the body’s immune barrier.
How does acidification occur?
The chemical and biological reactions in our body occur mainly in the aqueous environment. In the water are dissolved nutrients and electrolytes, the basic building block of metabolism. Intracellular and intracellular fluids in the body provide a strictly defined dynamic balance between acids and bases. This is a prerequisite for the proper functioning of organs.
In aqueous solutions, the acids release hydrogen ions H +. The more H + ions released, the stronger the acid. This is determined by the so-called pH value, which is lower when the acid is stronger.
The bases are compounds that release hydroxyl OH- ions in an aqueous solution. OH – ions have the ability to bind H + ions, thereby neutralizing the acids. The excess of hydrogen ions remaining in the solution (H +) causes its acidification.
The correct pH values for some body fluids are shown below.
Body fluid – pH value
Gastric juice – 2.5
Urine – 6.2
Vaginal secretion – 4.0 to 4.7
Blood – 7.4
Gallbladder – 7.5 to 8.8
Pancreatic juice – 7.5 to 8.8
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