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Where Does Ketoacidosis Occur In The Body

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

The Facts Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a condition that may occur in people who have diabetes, most often in those who have type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes. It involves the buildup of toxic substances called ketones that make the blood too acidic. High ketone levels can be readily managed, but if they aren't detected and treated in time, a person can eventually slip into a fatal coma. DKA can occur in people who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and have had ketones building up in their blood prior to the start of treatment. It can also occur in people already diagnosed with type 1 diabetes that have missed an insulin dose, have an infection, or have suffered a traumatic event or injury. Although much less common, DKA can occasionally occur in people with type 2 diabetes under extreme physiologic stress. Causes With type 1 diabetes, the pancreas is unable to make the hormone insulin, which the body's cells need in order to take in glucose from the blood. In the case of type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is unable to make sufficient amounts of insulin in order to take in glucose from the blood. Glucose, a simple sugar we get from the foods we eat, is necessary for making the Continue reading >>

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  1. Moon Viv

    Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, there is a biological response to try to remove it, the signs and symptoms of inflammation, specifically acute inflammation, show that the body is trying to heal itself. Inflammation does not mean infection, even when an infection causes inflammation. Infection is caused by a bacterium, virus or fungus, while inflammation is the body's response to it. When our skin is scratched (and the skin is not broken), one may see a pale red line. Soon the area around that scratch goes red, this is because the arterioles have dilated and the capillaries have filled up with blood and become more permeable, allowing fluid and blood proteins to move into the space between tissues.

  2. Jason Tan

    Why?
    To be honest, *Why?* is such a hard question.
    Essentially. Inflammation is a way for the body to protect itself. Pretty much all animals have it. It’s just that important. It’s one of the most simple ways for the body to protect itself. And it’s almost always targetted. Very few other protective mechnisms in the body are targetted.
    But the thing you have to realize is, the body didnt create inflammation. It created a lot of little things. We humans and scientists have merely summed up the entire process as inflammation.
    And now that you know a little more about inflammation. More specifically, it is a way for the body to respond to distress calls. Whenever your body finds dead cells, atp, chemical markers… Whenever it finds stuff that should be INSIDE cells, or if it finds foreign objects or chemicals, a semi-complicated process occurs. And that is collectively referred to as inflamation.
    But while it does protect us. It doesn’t do this gently. Much like a real life warzone, inflammation can do some very nasty things to our body.
    We dont NEED to minimize inflammation most of the time. But sometimes we want to. Now that we understand bacteria and diseases, now that we have better medicines, we dont need a dumb unaimed process fighting for us, especially if it hurts us too.

    Simply put, we dont need inflammation anymore. And we reduce inflammation because it hurts us a little as well. It’s implicated a tiny bit in a handful of diseases. Notably heart disease.

  3. Kishan Vaish

    reaction of Vascularized living tissue to local injury is Inflammation.
    We owe to Inflamation and repair their ability to contain injuries and heal defects.Otherwis infections will go unchecked, wounds never heal But may have harmful sequale as in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
    Metchnikoff observedthat purpose of inflammation is to bring Phagocytes in injured areas.
    Soon it became clear That both cellular -Phagocytes and Serum factors -Antibodies are essential in inflammation.
    Acute inflammation-Short duration Several hours to2 day characterstics are Exudation of fluids and emigration of Leukocytes
    Chronic inflammation long duration, presence of Lymphocytes n macrophages
    toxins, Ischaemia, Bacteria—Causing cell necrosis directly
    Heat , Redness, Swelling,Pain and loss of function Five cardinal signs, CALOR< DOLLAR< RUBOR< TUMOR With LOSS of FUNCTIOn FUnctio LASEA.
    Chronic Inflammation- Few exa—are tuberculosis, Syphilis, Leprosy, cat scratch fever
    Sillicosis, sarcoidosis

    Hope it helps

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