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What Is Lactic Acidosis?: Signs, Symptoms, Causes And Treatment

What is lactic acidosis? It is a condition where lactate builds up in the body which leads to extremely low pH levels in the blood. Normally, your blood is alkaline or slightly basic. Lactic acidosis occurs when your blood is much more acidic than usual. Changes in blood pH levels can adversely affect your body’s organs. Lactic acidosis is a form of metabolic acidosis characterized by excessive accumulation of acid as a result of the body failing to metabolize lactic acidosis. Metabolic acidosis is a medical state that occurs when there is reduced systemic pH because of a decrease in bicarbonate or an increase in hydrogen ion concentration. Accumulation of lactic acids happens when there is inadequate oxygen in the muscles that is required to break down the glycogen and glucose for energy. In a normal body, lactate will exit muscle cells and travel to the liver, where it will be oxidized to pyruvate, and later converted to glucose. Glucose refers to a form of sugar which is one of the main sources of energy for the body. When there is reduced oxygen in the tissue, there will be a build up of lactic acid. This medical condition usually starts in the kidneys. Lactic acidosis normal Continue reading >>

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  1. Tony Sheldon

    Basically to reach ketosis, you have to burn through your glycogen/glucose storage. Once this happens your body starts converting fat in your liver into ketones. Ketones are a cleaner running fuel for you body.
    I’ve been in ketosis for the majority of the last 10 months and I’ve lost over 90 lbs doing it. I’ve done this through the ketogenic diet. I limit my carbohydrates to less than 20 grams total a day and they make up less than 5% of my daily calorie intake. Fats are 75% of the calories I eat while proteins make up the other 20%.
    I measure my ketones using blood ketone test strips to make sure I’m in ketosis. I find that when I’m in ketosis, I have even energy throughout the day, carb cravings go away, and I sleep better. I’ve also came off of blood pressure and gout medication since starting the keto diet.
    There is other ways to get into ketosis like fasting. I’ve done some water extended fasts and you can get into deep ketosis doing that. I’ve reached 5 mmol on my blood readings doing that.
    Hope that helps.


  2. Jennifer Matthews

    The first way is by following a ketogenic diet. I decreased my carbohydrates to less than 20g and I increased my fat to upwards of 70% of my calories. If you need to learn more you can get my book understanding keto in amazon. I think my highest ketosis range is about 3 with a very strict ketogenic diet.

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