# Calculation of Acidosis Compensation

Metabolic acidosis is a process which if unchecked leads to acidemia, i.e. blood pH is low (less than 7.35) due to increased production of H+ by the body or the inability of the body to form bicarbonate (HCO3-) in the kidney. Its causes are diverse, and its consequences can be serious, including coma and death.

## Metabolic Acidosis Calculator

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#### Formula:

Metabolic Acidosis Compensation: Winters Formula
PaCO2 = [(1.5*HCO3) + 8] Â± 2
**where**,
PaCO2=arterial part press CO2
Assesses adequacy of compensation for metabolic acidosis
If calculated PaCO2 = actual PaCO2, then compensation adequate.
If actual > calculated, then both met and resp acidosis present.
If actual < calculated, then met acidosis & resp alkalosis present.
Thus by this free online medical calculator, Metabolic Acidosis compensation can be calculated.

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