Starvation Ketoacidosis Symptoms

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Alcoholic ketoacidosis is a severe metabolic complication due to long-term alcohol consumption. The disease is the accumulation of ketones in the blood. Ketones are the by-product of the body when it breaks down fat for energy. A person who drinks alcohol every day can often be malnourished. One of the main reasons for getting the disease is the clear effects of alcoholism and starvation. In this condition, starvation means the glucose starvation of metabolism. Ketoacidosis from alcoholism should be a tigger that you need to seek alcohol addiction treatment. What causes Alcoholic Ketoacidosis? Long-term very heavy alcohol consumption will cause the disease. Prolonged alcohol abuse may cause malnutrition; the combination of these two may lead to Alcoholic Ketoacidosis. How does the body metabolize? For the body to function properly, the cells need glucose (sugar) and insulin. The body can produce glucose when it digests the food, and the pancreas produces insulin. However, when a person drinks alcohol, the pancreas may stop producing insulin for a brief period. Without insulin, the cell cannot produce glucose for the energy that the body needs. To replenish itself with the energy it Continue reading >>

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  1. bigafricanhat

    The title pretty much sums it up.
    My friend has been doing keto for a few months; I just started a few days ago. He was giving me his pointers/guidelines, and told me to cut out caffeine completely. He said if I'm working out hard I can have some, but still should cut it back.
    But aside from him telling me that, I've seen no indication on r/keto or otherwise that caffeine affects ketosis.
    Is my friend nuts? Or am I missing something? Why would caffeine be a bad idea?

  2. caveman_keto

    I drink tons, not real solid advice. Possibly its because caffeine is a gateway drug to frappucinos and mochas? If you drink black, buttered or creamed coffee you should be good to go!

  3. [deleted]

    buttered coffee? I'm going to have to try this

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