Metabolic acidosis happens when the chemical balance of acids and bases in your blood gets thrown off. Your body:
Is making too much acid
Isn't getting rid of enough acid
Doesn't have enough base to offset a normal amount of acid
When any of these happen, chemical reactions and processes in your body don't work right.
Although severe episodes can be life-threatening, sometimes metabolic acidosis is a mild condition. You can treat it, but how depends on what's causing it.
There are different types of hemophilia. With hemophilia A, your body doesn’t have enough of a protein called factor VIII, which your body needs to make clots and stop bleeding.
Hemophilia A can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on how little you have of factor VIII.
Hemophilia A runs in families. It's usually diagnosed in babies, toddlers, or young children.
Hemophilia A comes from your genes. You can inherit it from your parents. Or it can happen if a certain gene changes before you're born. This change is called a mutation.
There is a rare, dangerous form of hemophilia A that is not inherited. It's called acquired hemophilia A and it can be related to pregnancy, cancer, or the use of certain medications. However, no cause can be found in about half of cases.
The main symptoms you might notice are bleeding more than normal and bruising easily. For instance:
Nosebleeds for no apparent reason
Heavy bleeding from small injuries
Heavy long-term bleeding in the mouth after a tooth is removed
Bleeding from a cut or injury that starts up again after stopping
Blood in urine or stool
If you have bleeding in a muscle or joint, it may be painful to move it. You may have swelling, and the area may feel hot to the touch.
Bleeding can also happen in the brain. If you have a head bump -- even if it's minor -- and you have any of the following symptoms, call your doctor: