Classic Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis and Receiving Social Security Disability
Chemical reactions are used by the cells of your body to carry out tasks like turning the food you eat into energy and repairing tissue. These chemical reactions generate acids. However, many of your bodily functions can be disturbed by too much acid in your blood (acidosis).
When your kidneys work properly they help maintain your acid-base balance by excreting acids into your urine and returning bicarbonate, which is an alkaline, or base, substance to your blood. This "reclaimed" bicarbonate neutralizes much of the acid that is created when food is broken down in your body.
Renal tubular acidosis (RTA) is a disease that happens when your kidneys fail to excrete acids into your urine. This causes your blood to remain too acidic.
Classic distal renal tubular acidosis is one of the four types of this disease. It is also referred to by other names. It is called type 1 renal tubular acidosis, classic distal RTA and type 1 RTA.
Distal means distant. This refers to the point in your urine-forming tube where the problem occurs. This is the renal distal tubule. This point is relatively distant from the point where fluid from your blood enters your tiny tube, or tubule, that collects fluid and wastes that form urine.
Classic distal renal tubular acidosis is characterized by low blood-potassium, as well as too much acid in your blood (acidosis). The level of blood-potassium drops if your kidneys excrete potassium into your urine instead of returning it to your blood supply.
Your may not have any effects with classic distal renal tubular acidosis. The longer you have it, however, the greater will be the chance that you experience signs and symptoms. Some of the effects are:
Extreme muscle weakness
Increased breathing rate
Decreased alertness or confusion
Decreased urine output
Pain in your abdomen, flank or back.
You or a loved one may be disabled because of classic distal renal tubular acidosis and/or the underlying conditions that have caused it or complications that have resulted from it. This may be why you or your loved one is unable to work and in need of financial assistance.
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