Ketone Bodies In Urine

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Ketone Bodies (urine)

Does this test have other names? Ketone test, urine ketones What is this test? This test is used to check the level of ketones in your urine. Normally, your body burns sugar for energy. But if you have diabetes, you may not have enough insulin for the sugar in your bloodstream to be used for fuel. When this happens, your body burns fat instead and produces substances called ketones. The ketones end up in your blood and urine. It's normal to have a small amount of ketones in your body. But high ketone levels could result in serious illness or death. Checking for ketones keeps this from happening. Why do I need this test? You may need this test if you have a high level of blood sugar. People with high levels of blood sugar often have high ketone levels. If you have high blood sugar levels and type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it's important to check your ketone levels. People without diabetes can also have ketones in the urine if their body is using fat for fuel instead of glucose. This can happen with chronic vomiting, extreme exercise, low-carbohydrate diets, or eating disorders. Checking your ketones is especially important if you have diabetes and: Your blood sugar goes above 300 mg/dL Continue reading >>

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  1. Mevysmoon

    Hello there smart people.
    So I started Keto in May after reading the Obesity Code. I got really excited and started IF right away. I loved it and felt great up until a month ago. All of the sudden I was having horrible pains in my right side. It felt as if I was passing something or possible Hernia.
    I went and saw my naturopath that ordered an ultrasound. He said "you have an unhappy Liver from losing weight too fast" I had only lost 13 pounds at that point (2 months).
    The blood tests and ultrasound confirmed a fatty liver. I stopped IF but kept eating Keto. I have tested myself and fluctuate between .3 and 1.2 Ketones. I feel Fat adapted as I am only eating 2 times a day at the moment.
    I've lost a total of 18 pounds since May 21, The pain is still there. If I fast the pain gets worse.
    Oh and I had my Gallbladder removed in 2007, I wish I had not.
    Has anyone else experienced this? I have read a few studies where the Keto diet can heal a fatty liver. But the main stream docs are scaring me off of it.

    Thanks for being there.

  2. JamesH

    Hi, I'm not sure if your having a similar pain as I had but shortly after I started Keto I was getting back pains that seemed to be from my kidneys. I believe it was my body producing more uric acid and the start of getting kidney stones.
    The solution for me was drinking some water with lemon every day for a few weeks. Eventually I seem to have adjusted and don't get the pains any more.

    When I first noticed it and the pain was bad I'd have a glass with a little baking soda, lemon, and some apple cider vinegar. (watch out the foam when first combined). It's just my 2 cents.

  3. Shortstuff

    I had similar in the start too, and that was kidneys, but it sorted itself out.

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