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Metabolic Acidosis: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis And Management

Metabolic acidosis is characterized by a primary reduction in serum bicarbonate (HCO3−) concentration, a secondary decrease in the arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO2) of ∼1 mmHg for every 1 mmol/l fall in serum HCO3− concentration, and a reduction in blood pH. Acute forms (lasting minutes to several days) and chronic forms (lasting weeks to years) of the disorder can occur, for which the underlying cause/s and resulting adverse effects may differ. Acute forms of metabolic acidosis most frequently result from the overproduction of organic acids such as ketoacids or lactic acid; by contrast, chronic metabolic acidosis often reflects bicarbonate wasting and/or impaired renal acidification. The calculation of the serum anion gap, calculated as [Na+] – ([HCO3−] + [Cl−]), aids diagnosis by classifying the disorders into categories of normal (hyperchloremic) anion gap or elevated anion gap. These categories can overlap, however. Adverse effects of acute metabolic acidosis primarily include decreased cardiac output, arterial dilatation with hypotension, altered oxygen delivery, decreased ATP production, predisposition to arrhythmias, and impairment of the immune Continue reading >>

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  1. MonarchStarcrack

    I've been on a keto diet for just over 2 months and I'm having a really hard time keeping my body in a keto-adaptive state. I'm also a pescatarian so eating tons of meat products not an option for me which I think is a major cause to my issues. I test my urine several times per day and only ever see trace amounts of ketones, not enough to be fully keto-adaptive. I've been tracking all my food intake on Myfitness Pal app every day to make sure I'm eating very low carbs (under 25/day). Everyone who I've talked to and everything I've read has said that I should be in ketosis by now.
    I was wondering if anyone has had any success with products that say they can help? They all claim to work wonders, which I'm sure is mostly advertising. They're also pretty expensive so I want to find out if anyone's had actual success with them before I buy anything.
    TL;DR - 2 months in, Body not fully keto-adaptive. Want to know if adding keto supplements would help.

  2. abdada

    Testing your urine doesn't work -- read the sidebar FAQ immediately.
    Type exogenous into the searchbar
    You are in ketosis within 24 hours of eating 20g net carbs, it doesn't take longer. You have been in ketosis always if you ate 20g net carbs the day before.
    Most people promoting exogenous ketones are affiliate marketers who want to make money on desperate people

  3. MonarchStarcrack

    I listen to Tim Ferris religiously, who was how I got into Keto initially. He test his urine and says it's a good indicator. I don't want to rely on a search engine for the answer, that's why I'm asking here. Looking for actual people who have either had success or failure.

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