What Are The Dangers Of Ketosis

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What Are The Dangers Of Placing The Body On Constant Ketosis?

As you might know, ketosis is the process of breaking down stored fat for energy when glucose and glycogen are too low. This is a good weight loss process when done occasionally but too much of something is never good. The biochemistry behind it: During ketosis, fatty acid chains are broken down in the liver in to ketone bodies. These ketone bodies are carried through the blood stream in order to reach surrounding tissues in need of energy. Once they reach a cell, they’re converted in to acetyl CoA so that they can go through the citric acid cycle to produce energy in the mitochondria. The problem with too much of it: When someone’s body is under constant ketosis, the concentration of ketone bodies in their blood stream becomes too high. Ketone bodies like acetoacetic acid and R-beta-hydroxybutyric acid are acidic. High concentrations of those in your bloodstream will make your blood acidic, which leads to acidosis. This can lead to a number of symptoms which I invite you to look up, none of them are good and it should be treated as soon as possible. One of those symptoms is a characteristic fruity acetone breath. Constant ketosis happens to people with untreated type 1 diabete Continue reading >>

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  1. Kok-Hong Wong

    The fear of ketosis turning into ketoacidosis leads to nutritional advice that favours constant grazing. Eating small meals every few hours. This keeps a constantly elevated insulin level that suppresses enzymes necessary for fats oxidation. So the body is perpertually in a fats storage mode rather than fats burning mode.

  2. Rajagopalan K

    Hemoglobin A1c is good marker of long-term control of diabetes and a value below 7 is recommended. Tight control of diabetes with diet, oral medications or insulin and exercise along with early recognition and treatment of complications are the ways to keep it in check.

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