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1 Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid Base Balance Integrating Respiratory, Urinary and Digestive Physiology
2 Lecture Outline Body Fluid, Fluid Compartments Body Water Regulation of GainRegulation of LossThe ElectrolytesMovement of body fluidsbetween plasma and interstitial fluidbetween interstitial and intracellularAcid Base BalanceBuffer systemsExhalation of Carbon DioxideKidney ExcretionAcid Base ImbalancesAcidosis vs Alkalosis
3 Body Fluid, Fluid Compartments & Fluid Balance What is body fluid?Water and solutes located in fluid compartments45-75% of body weight is due to fluid (water)Variations due to differences between individuals and adipose levelsECF vs. ICF Fluid Compartments2/3 of fluid in the body is in the ICF compartment1/3 of the fluid in the body is in the ECFmade up of:CSFplasmaGI fluidsinterstitial fluidpleural fluidpericardial fluidlymphocular fluidperitoneal fluidsynovial fluidglomerular filtrateauditory fluid
4 Gain (inputs) vs. Loss (outputs) of Body Water Net BalanceGain = LossBalance between ECF and ICFMovement of water depends on makeup of individual compartments
5 Regulation of Gain & Loss Gain & Loss controlled by?Water intake & water reabsorption!Loss of fluid possibly manifests asDrop in MAP!Too much fluid possibly manifests asElevation in MAP!
6 Regulation of Gain & Loss Drop in blood pressure initiates…
8 Regulation of Gain & Loss Elevation in blood pressure initiates…
9 Electrolyte FunctionJob of the urinary system to regulate the volume and composition of the ECFAnd therefore the ICF as well!What do the electrolyte portion of the composition of body fluids do?1. Controls osmolarity (and therefore movement of fluid between the compartments)2. help to maintain the acid - base balance3. carry electrical current within the body
10 Electrolyte Function What are the main electrolytes? 1. Na+ – most abundant ECF ions (cation)a. impulse transmissionb. muscle contractionc. water balanced. controlled by aldosterone in kidney2. Chloride ions – major extracellular anionsa. regulate osmotic pressureb. involved in pH as they will form HClc. controlled by aldosterone (why? -- follows Na+)3. Potassium ions – most abundant cations in ICFa. maintaining fluid volumeb. impulse conductionc. muscle contractionsd. regulating pHe. controlled by aldosterone
11 Electrolyte Function 4. Bicarbonate ions (HC03-) a. second most abundant anion in ECFb. THE MOST IMPORTANT BUFFER IN PLASMA!5. Calcium – an extracellular cationa. very important mineral as it is a structural one (bones & teeth)b. plays a role in hemostasisc. neurotransmitter released. contraction of musclee. controlled by PTH and CT – calcitonin6. Phosphate ions – ICF anions (H2PO4-, HPO42-, PO43-)a. structural components of teeth and boneb. needed for nucleic acid synthesis, ATP synthesisc. also used in buffering reactions in the celld. controlled by PTH and CT7. Magnesium (Mg2+) – ICF cations mostlya. acting as cofactors (aiding in enzyme reactions)
12 Intercompartmental Fluid Movement A. between plasma and interstitial fluidat arterial endfiltration occurs in a capillary moving fluid into the interstitial spaceat venous endreabsorption moves fluid back into the capillary3 L/day is not reabsorbed and is returned via the lymphatic systemB. between interstitial and intracellular fluidsmovement here depends on the concentrations of Na+ and K+which is controlled by the kidney in response to aldosterone, ADH (vasopressin) and ANPC. if there is an imbalance in osmolarity?hypovolemic shock (not enough blood volume)water intoxication
14 Lecture Outline Body Fluid, Fluid Compartments Body Water Regulation of GainRegulation of LossThe ElectrolytesMovement of body fluidsbetween plasma and interstitial fluidbetween interstitial and intracellularAcid Base BalanceBuffer systemsExhalation of Carbon DioxideKidney ExcretionAcid Base ImbalancesAcidosis vs Alkalosis
15 Acid Base Balance ↔ ↔ Normal range of pH 7.38 – 7.42 Controlled by systems which maintain H+ levels:Buffering Systems, Ventilation Rates, & Renal FunctionBuffering System1. PROTEINSHemoglobin when reduced can also pick up H+ in RBC’s and is used in conjunction with the bicarbonate buffering systemNH2—C—COOHRH|NH2—C—COO- + H+RH|↔HH+ + NH2—C—COOHR|NH3+—C—COOHRH|↔
16 Acid Base Balance ↔ ↔ ↔ H2O + CO2 H2CO3 HCO3- + H+ Buffering System 2. Bicarbonate buffering systemBuffering System 3. Phosphate buffering systemH2O + CO2↔H2CO3HCO3- + H+OH- + H2PO4- H2O + HPO42-↔H+ + HPO42- H2PO4-↔Any molecule capable of picking up H ion can act as a buffer: such as ammonia (NH3)
17 Acid Base Balance ↔ Ventilation Rates & Effect on pH Balance It’s all about CO2 and the bicarbonate buffering systemIncreased ventilation rate causesRemoval of CO2 and H2ODrives this reaction to…?hyperventilation drives the reaction to the left causing removal of H+, pH goes upHypoventilation drives the reaction to the right, causing additional H+, pH goes downH2O + CO2↔H2CO3HCO3- + H+
18 Acid Base Balance Renal Function Through the aspects of tubular secretion and reabsorptionBicarbonate (HCO3-) is produced and reabsorbed, acting as a buffer, stabilizing pHH+ is capable of being secreted and excreted, reducing its concentration and causing pH to go up.
19 Acid Base ImbalancesWhat happens when there is an abundance (or lack) of H+?Acidosis = too much H+ causing pH to dropAlkalosis = too little H+ causing pH to riseThe urinary and respiratory systems work together to control and maintain pH within homeostatic parametersUrinary system works slowerRespiratory system works almost immediatelyThe systems will compensate for each other if needed
20 Acid Base ImbalanceOverview of H+ inputs and outputs as well as controlling mechanisms
21 Acid Base Imbalance Acidosis – occurs when the blood pH is below 7.38 Causes may be respiratory or metabolic (kidney):respiratory acidosiselevation of PCO2 levels in arterial blood causes the pH to drop due to decreased movement of CO2 from lungs to the airwhy?emphysema, pulmonary edema, medullary injury, airway obstruction, disorders of the muscleeffects?Kidneys increase secretion of H+ ions and absorption of HCO3- ions (metabolic compensation)treatments?increase exhalation of CO2, IV of HCO3- artificial respiration, suction, and ventilation therapy
22 Acid Base Imbalance Metabolic Acidosis blood concentration of HCO3- drops( 22mEq/L)because it is a buffer, the blood will loose its ability to pick up H+ and will become more acidic (lower pH)Causes?1. Loss of HCO3- (diarrhea or renal failure)2. accumulation of acid (ex. ketosis)3. kidney’s failure to excrete H+ from metabolism of dietary proteinEffects?causes hyperventilation (respiratory compensation)Treatments?IV solutions of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), and fixing the problem
23 Acid Base Imbalance Alkalosis – occurs when the blood pH is above 7.42 Causes may be respiratory or metabolic (kidney):respiratory alkalosisdecreased PCO2 levels in arterial blood causes the pH to rise due to increased movement of CO2 from lungs to the airwhy?Hyperventilation due tovoluntary behavioroxygen deficiency at high altitudespulmonary dysfunction, stroke, anxietyeffects?Kidneys stop excreting H+, and reabsorbing bicarbonate creates a metabolic compensationtreatments?Rebreathe CO2, treat underlying behavior, reduce altitude
24 Acid Base Imbalance Metabolic alkalosis blood HCO3- concentration increases ( 26 mEq/L)Cause?can be due to loss of acid not related to respirationsex. vomiting – most common, diuretics, endocrine problemsOverconsumption of antacidssevere dehydrationeffects?causes hypoventilation (quick temp. fix)treatments?fluid electrolyte therapy for electrolyte fixing (gatorade)remedying the cause of distress
25 Acid Base ImbalancesHow can you tell which is the cause of altered pH?1. Determine if pH is high (acidosis) or low (alkalosis)Determine if the PCO2 is high or low, or if the HCO3- is high or lowThis will be the primary cause3. If a change in PCO2, the cause is respiratory, and if the change is in the HCO3-, then the cause is metabolic4. If both are out of balance, then compensation is occurring.Ex. conditions:pH = 7.48HCO3- = 30 mEq/LPCO2 = 45 mm HgalkalosisHighAgrees! Can be the primary cause!HighDisagrees with the observed pH, can’t be the primary cause of condition!Metabolic alkalosis with respiratory compensation.