When your body’s alkaline balance is not maintained, there is excess waste product in the form of acid in your body.
This excess acid is not being eliminated because the colon, kidneys, lymph system and skin — organs responsible for flushing toxins out of the body— are overwhelmed with a torrent of toxins from the excess acid.
When your fluids are too acidic, your body will do everything in its power to maintain an alkaline balance to keep functioning properly.
The body will compensate by pulling minerals from your tissues and other organs to alkalize and minimize acidity. One of these minerals is calcium found in your bones, necessary for maintaining their strength.
Your bones become weak when your body depletes their calcium reserve in order to neutralize the acidity of your body.
If you have osteoporosis or osteopenia, or you fracture your bones easily, your body might just be too acidic. This is the reason patients of osteoporosis and osteopenia are asked to refrain from acidic foods, such as beef, caffeine and soda.
Just as your bones hold calcium reserves, so do your teeth. Excess acid in the body also results in your system pulling calcium from your teeth to alkalize your body and prevent it from getting sick.
A 2015 study published in the International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications notes that low pH levels in the mouth can cause demineralization of the tooth enamel.
Further exposure of the mouth bacteria to sugary sweet foods and beverages can exacerbate the amount of lactic acid production in the mouth, resulting in cavities, the study further notes.
As acidity in your body starts affecting your teeth, you may experience increased sensitivity to foods and drinks that are too cold or too hot. You may also develop cavities, which may be particularly painful when you consume something sweet.
Another associated symptom includes bleeding gums, which may occur right after you brush your teeth.
Too much acidic content in the body also makes it more susceptible to bacteria, fungi and viruses. An acidic environment is perfect for these microorganisms to thrive.
Thus, hordes of microorganisms acquire a foothold in the digestive tract, gums, and other organs and tissues, triggering the immune system into overdrive to fight these infectious entities.
Overtime, the immune system wears out and your body becomes deprived of energy. Furthermore, these organisms interfere with your body’s ability to absorb essential nutrients, such as minerals and vitamins.
Poor absorption of nutrients affects the manufacturing of hormones and enzymes needed to produce energy. This further induces a state of fatigue.