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What Is Ketosis And Is It Harmful?

Ketosis in itself isn't harmful. It's a normal process that your body goes through to provide your cells with energy. Normally, your body relies on glucose as fuel. When it's store of sugar is used up however, it begins to use fat. It breaks the fat down into ketones, an alternate energy source that your cells can use. This metabolic state is known as ketosis. This is perfectly fine, and even healthy say, for people who are trying to lose weight, or if you miss a few meals and aren't fond of passing out. When people mention it in a negative way, they're usually talking about ketoacidosis. In people who have untreated diabetes, their cells aren't able to absorb the glucose in their bloodstream due to a lack of insulin. To compensate, their bodies start using fat as fuel (ketosis). Because a source of glucose never becomes available, this goes on unregulated. As the level of ketones in the bloodstream rises, the pH of their blood drops or becomes more acidic ( hence, why it's called ketoacidosis). This is significant because blood pH needs to stay within a narrow margin (between 7.35 and 7.45). A change in pH that falls outside of it can cause serious health issues and death. ketosis Continue reading >>

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  1. Hira Mailk

    Having bad breath is kind of like getting toilet paper stuck to the bottom of your foot: usually harmless, but so awkward that nobody will tell you about it. At the microbial level, bad breath happens when the naturally occurring bacteria in our mouths break down

  2. Roy Chambers

    This is a really interesting question. Let me start you off with a fun fact. If you rub raw onions on someone’s feet then 10 minutes later they will have the taste of onions in their mouth and have onion breath.
    The reason is that the onion smell gets into their blood and then travels around the body.
    So basically the moral of the story is that your breath is a combination of what you just ate and internal sources. These include
    Things that get into blood (eg onion or alcohol and th)

    Bacteria in your mouth.

    The morning breath thing comes mostly from bacteria on the tongue, which is why you can buy a tongue brush as well as a toothbrush.

  3. Deepak Jaiswal

    What have we eaten before starvation ,The food particles of that got stucked in our teeth and between cheeck and gum.after a couple of time, bacteria starts fermentation on it. in particular, food particles start rottening. so as we know every rottening substance smells bad because of they evolve bad smelling gas.thats why our mouth smells bad after long starvation. (Fact- generally our mouth has more bacteria than on the toilet seat)

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