Does carbon monoxide poisoning make you tired before it kills you?
The symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can vary per person it affects, and it can also depend on the the levels of exposure to each person. The short answer would be yes, general fatigue and tiredness can be a symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Carbonic Acid / Bicarbonate Buffer System
CO2 + H2O ↔ H2CO3 ↔ H+ + HCO3
Metabolic Acidosis and DKA
Includes the following:
Low HCO3 levels
This condition occurs when acids other than carbonic acid accumulate in ECF or when there is a loss of HCO3.
Rarely occurs spontaneously but in is with other problems
(starvation, shock, trauma... but ...
There are a couple of theories to explain why smokers appear to be under represented in severe cases of COVID-19.
Smoke appears to upregulate the expression of ACE2 receptors in the lung. We have both animal experiments that show that mice exposed to smoke increased the numbers of ACE2 receptors. More ACE2 receptors is thought to help prevent lung damage.