Acidosis is the term used to describe a situation in which the body becomes too acidic. Although rare, it is a major illness that requires an appropriate and rapid medical intervention. Sub-clinical acidosis, however, is a form of the disease which is much less dangerous and does not cause great deviations in normal blood analyses. This type of acidosis is often implicated in a variety of very common disorders.
This condition often plays a major role in the development of health problems such as fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, various types of neuropathy, headaches and migraines as well as muscle pain and different forms of arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis. A simple PH test of the urine can often confirm this form of acidosis. Once it has been diagnosed, switching to an alkaline diet and using an alkalinizing supplement are usually enough to eliminate this imbalance.