It is worth repeating. This means that if Paula has chronic respiratory acidosis it will not show. She will be fine. She is fine. Because, once again Chronic respiratory acidosis develops over time. It doesn’t cause symptoms. Instead, the body adapts to the increased acidity. “Chronic respiratory acidosis may not cause symptoms.”
Respiratory acidosis is typically caused by an underlying disease or condition. This is also called respiratory failure or ventilatory failure.
Normally, the lungs take in oxygen and exhale CO2. Oxygen passes from the lungs into the blood. CO2 passes from the blood into the lungs. However, sometimes the lungs can’t remove enough CO2. This may be due to a decrease in respiratory rate or decrease in air movement due to an underlying condition such as:
We should add NEURAL INJURY LIMITING BREATHING REFLEXES to RISING PCO2. Normal people will involuntarily experience increased breathing rates in response to rising carbon dioxide [a NORMAL product of cell metabolism] but Paula cannot do this! This reflex has been destroyed and she cannot even experience shortness of breath or understand when her distress is a result of failure of the Ventilatory muscle nerve skeletal brain stem pump system moving air in and out of her NORMAL lungs.
Developing another illness may cause chronic respiratory acidosis to worsen and become acute respiratory acidosis.
We think that this is what happened to Paula when she got very sick, very silent, very quiet, very uncomprehending , very slow and very very very distressed 20 years ago. Back then, no one, including Paula knew the had a broken ventilatory muscle nerve skeletal brain stem pump system, putting her at risk for ventilatory failure.
She could have been cured quickly with supportive medical care, instead they let her linger in this state for a year and a half. Because they had no idea.
But now you know.
Because we are telling you, explaining this to you, as if as to a child, so you can begin to understand that this is something new, something you don’t know or understand.
This is evolution, plasticity, this is real BIOLOGY….which we think you have never really studied. to be continued.
If you are ready to learn to cure ventilatory failure you must first dialect the hidden neural injury to the ventilatory system.
For this you must learn the 2 step biomarker………..
The longer you wait to understand this, the more patients will continue to suffer unnecessarily …………..