2. Type A Lactic Acidosis

There are two types of lactic acidosis: type A and type B. A lack of oxygen in the body's cells causes type A, which is most often linked to acute medical diseases, particularly those affecting the liver or cardiovascular system. Critical illnesses such as sepsis or shock can also lead to type A. Finally, lactic acidosis brought on by over-exercising is classified as type A.

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