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Metabolic Acidosis Causes

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What Is Metabolic Acidosis?

Metabolic acidosis happens when the chemical balance of acids and bases in your blood gets thrown off. Your body: Is making too much acid Isn't getting rid of enough acid Doesn't have enough base to offset a normal amount of acid When any of these happen, chemical reactions and processes in your body don't work right. Although severe episodes can be life-threatening, sometimes metabolic acidosis is a mild condition. You can treat it, but how depends on what's causing it. Causes of Metabolic Acidosis Different things can set up an acid-base imbalance in your blood. Ketoacidosis. When you have diabetes and don't get enough insulin and get dehydrated, your body burns fat instead of carbs as fuel, and that makes ketones. Lots of ketones in your blood turn it acidic. People who drink a lot of alcohol for a long time and don't eat enough also build up ketones. It can happen when you aren't eating at all, too. Lactic acidosis. The cells in your body make lactic acid when they don't have a lot of oxygen to use. This acid can build up, too. It might happen when you're exercising intensely. Big drops in blood pressure, heart failure, cardiac arrest, and an overwhelming infection can also cau Continue reading >>

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  1. FunkeeSapien

    Hey everyone, took all your suggestions from the last post to bring you a better keto calculator. Last thread here.
    calculo.io/keto-calculator
    Major Changes:
    1. Adjusted Protein Levels - everyone seems to like .8 grams so that's the new default!
    2. Revamped Activity Levels - original ones were far too broad so came up with more realistic options.
    3. Forecast Added - you can now quickly check your predicted weight loss.
    Other than that just some minor UI tweaks. Again, hope you all like it!

  2. Triabolical_

    Have you thought about expressing the fats as a range?
    We have a continuous stream of people new to keto who think that they have to get their full fat macro in, when in fact they can eat a lot less fat than that.
    It might also be nice to express this as "limit, goal, limit" under the values for carbs, protein, fats.

  3. FunkeeSapien

    Haven't thought about doing a range (since it gives you exactly how much deficit you want to do, and if you want to lose faster you can just choose a lower deficit), but including "goal, limit, limit" would be a nice addition.
    You're right it might help newer people, I'll experiment with that thanks.

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