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What Does Hhs Stand For In Diabetes?

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Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic State

Background Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS) is one of two serious metabolic derangements that occurs in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). [1] It is a life-threatening emergency that, although less common than its counterpart, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), has a much higher mortality rate, reaching up to 5-10%. (See Epidemiology.) HHS was previously termed hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic coma (HHNC); however, the terminology was changed because coma is found in fewer than 20% of patients with HHS. [2] HHS is most commonly seen in patients with type 2 DM who have some concomitant illness that leads to reduced fluid intake, as seen, for example, in elderly institutionalized persons with decreased thirst perception and reduced ability to drink water. [3] Infection is the most common preceding illness, but many other conditions, such as stroke or myocardial infarction, can cause this state. [3] Once HHS has developed, it may be difficult to identify or differentiate it from the antecedent illness. (See Etiology.) HHS is characterized by hyperglycemia, hyperosmolarity, and dehydration without significant ketoacidosis. Most patients present with severe dehydration and focal Continue reading >>

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  1. donniem1974

    Does keto make you lose fat faster?

    I have a friend that does cutting and bulking phases, and he told me that it's really hard to lose fat on diets that have more than 5-10% carbs and if you want to lose fat, you will do it much faster in ketosis. Is is this true?

  2. ananf72

    Originally Posted by donniem1974
    I have a friend that does cutting and bulking phases, and he told me that it's really hard to lose fat on diets that have more than 5-10% carbs and if you want to lose fat, you will do it much faster in ketosis. Is is this true?

    Do I dare try to answer this? It might be true depending on how you respond, follow the diet, train and handle carbs. Overall caloric intake (cal in vs cal out) will have some play. But, if your asking if dropping below 5-10% carbs and merely getting yourself into 'keto' will make you cut, then no. Do your research and read up before trying is my best advice.

  3. JoeGinger91

    Keto will cause your body to primarily burn fat for fuel. I guess this makes it easier to lose fat, but not sure whether it guarantees losing fat faster. Several variables like fat %, calorie deficit and genetics come into it.

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