Lactic acidosis is when
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The most common cause of lactic acidosis is intense exercise. However, it can also be caused by certain diseases, such as:
A common medicine used to treat diabetes called metformin can also cause lactic acidosis. If you take this medicine, have your electrolyte levels checked 1 – 2 weeks after starting it.
Signs and tests
Blood tests to check electrolyte levels
The main treatment for lactic acidosis is to correct the medical problem that causes the condition.