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Alcoholic Ketoacidosis Symptoms And Treatment

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What is DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS? What does DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS mean? DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS meaning - DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS definition - DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Uu... Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus. Signs and symptoms may include vomiting, abdominal pain, deep gasping breathing, increased urination, weakness, confusion, and occasionally loss of consciousness. A person's breath may develop a specific smell. Onset of symptoms is usually rapid. In some cases people may not realize they previously had diabetes. DKA happens most often in those with type 1 diabetes, but can also occur in those with other types of diabetes under certain circumstances. Triggers may include infection, not taking insulin correctly, stroke, and certain medications such as steroids. DKA results from a shortage of insulin; in response the body switches to burning fatty acids which produces acidic ketone bodies. DKA is typically diagnosed when testing finds high b

Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

Alcoholic ketoacidosis is a common reason for admission of alcohol dependent persons in hospitals emergency rooms. The term refers to a metabolic acidosis syndrome caused by increased ketone levels in serum . Glucose concentration is usually normal or a little lower. In 1940, Drs Edward S. Dillon, W. Wallace, and Leon S. Smelo, first described alcoholic ketoacidosis as a distinct syndrome . They stated that "because of the many and complex factors, both physiologic and pathologic , which influence the acid-base balance of the body, a multitude of processes may bring about the state of acidosis as an end result." [1] In the 1971, David W. Jenkins and colleagues described cases of three nondiabetic patients with a history of chronic heavy alcohol misuse and recurrent episodes of ketoacidosis . This group also proposed a possible underlying mechanism for this metabolic disturbance, naming it alcoholic ketoacidosis. [2] Patients regularly report nausea , vomiting, and pain in abdomen which are the most commonly observed complaints. This syndrome is rapidly reversible and, if taken care of has a low mortality. Other patients present tachypnoea , tachycardia , and hypotension . [3] The Continue reading >>

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  1. Drix_the_Pill

    I got into an argument with my mother about my diet. I recently took a blood test to reaffirm that my LCHF diet is making positive improvements on my health. I don't have the full results of the report yet, but the doctor says my HDL is 57 and LDL is 159, so LDL is elevated (normal = <130). He also mentioned my blood sugar is 102. Doc thinks exercise will help with my health, and says regarding my low-carb diet "keep doing what you're doing." I must admit I was on and off keto for the last month during the month before finals so that may have affected results. So I told my parents about these results and they are concerned that my usual 3-4 eggs in the morning have an impact on "cholesterol" overall.
    Dad's argument: I have never seen anyone eat that many eggs on their diet. I know you use internet to research these things, but please don't cherry pick facts that prove your case. Have you SEEN anyone to eat 3-4 eggs a day?
    Mom's argument: My doctor tells me that eggs are bad, and I stopped eating them and I improved my cholesterol. I also knew some co-workers who used to have bad cholesterol and when they stopped eating eggs, they improved their levels.
    Really? Is conventional wisdom this stupid? They conveniently ignore the fact that LCHF has made me lose nearly 50 pounds and my protests that the diet really makes me feel more healthy and energetic. My mom still supports buying my eggs, but she treats it with such disgust, when she still buys junk food like soda and cookies happily and thinks these are necessary. I was hoping to have good results on my blood test to sway my parents to converting to LCHF, but I guess my intermittent cheat month didn't help too much (even if I only gained like 3 lb).
    Good thing they don't say anything about meat. Because I'm going to suggest buying red meat next time we go shopping for my breakfast. Yes, big bad red meat. Please stop with the conventional wisdom.

  2. Azurenightsky

    Since no one has said this yet. You've lost 50lbs mate. That's going to increase your cholesterol numbers because part of the adipose tissue you've lost was composed of cholesterol, as is all fat. Tell them to wait patiently, in 6 months after you've reached your goal weight, get your blood checked again, it should be normalized and stable by then.

  3. CanuckLoonieGurl

    Exactly what I was going to say. Recheck at your goal weight so you can show them better numbers :)

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Postmortem Diagnosis Of Alcoholic Ketoacidosis | Alcohol And Alcoholism | Oxford Academic

Aims: The aim of this article is to review the forensic literature covering the postmortem investigations that are associated with alcoholic ketoacidosis fatalities and report the results of our own analyses. Methods: Eight cases of suspected alcoholic ketoacidosis that had undergone medico-legal investigations in our facility from 2011 to 2013 were retrospectively selected. A series of laboratory parameters were measured in whole femoral blood, postmortem serum from femoral blood, urine and vitreous humor in order to obtain a more general overview on the biochemical and metabolic changes that occur during alcoholic ketoacidosis. Most of the tested parameters were chosen among those that had been described in clinical and forensic literature associated with alcoholic ketoacidosis and its complications. Results: Ketone bodies and carbohydrate-deficient transferrin levels were increased in all cases. Biochemical markers of generalized inflammation, volume depletion and undernourishment showed higher levels. Adaptive endocrine reactions involving insulin, glucagon, cortisol and triiodothyronine were also observed. Conclusions: Metabolic and biochemical disturbances characterizing alc Continue reading >>

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  1. kickchickbecca

    can you go into starvation mode while on keto?

    Okay.. so ya'll can correct me if I'm wrong on this one..
    But when your body goes into starvation mode it's because you aren't fueling it enough.. not giving it enough energy..
    Well if your body is using fat for energy.. when you run out of fat that you're eating.. wouldn't your body just use the fat you already have instead of going to starvation mode?
    Or am I totally off..?

  2. Atavis

    Yes. Yes, you definately can go into starvation mode on keto.

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    Originally Posted by kickchickbecca
    Okay.. so ya'll can correct me if I'm wrong on this one..
    But when your body goes into starvation mode it's because you aren't fueling it enough.. not giving it enough energy..
    Well if your body is using fat for energy.. when you run out of fat that you're eating.. wouldn't your body just use the fat you already have instead of going to starvation mode?
    Or am I totally off..?

    Keto is similar to starvation mode in some interesting ways. Lyle writes about this in his book on the ketogenic diet.

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What is KETOACIDOSIS? What does KETOACIDOSIS mean? KETOACIDOSIS meaning - KETOACIDOSIS definition - KETOACIDOSIS explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Uu... Ketoacidosis is a metabolic state associated with high concentrations of ketone bodies, formed by the breakdown of fatty acids and the deamination of amino acids. The two common ketones produced in humans are acetoacetic acid and ß-hydroxybutyrate. Ketoacidosis is a pathological metabolic state marked by extreme and uncontrolled ketosis. In ketoacidosis, the body fails to adequately regulate ketone production causing such a severe accumulation of keto acids that the pH of the blood is substantially decreased. In extreme cases ketoacidosis can be fatal. Ketoacidosis is most common in untreated type 1 diabetes mellitus, when the liver breaks down fat and proteins in response to a perceived need for respiratory substrate. Prolonged alcoholism may lead to alcoholic ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis can be smelled on a person's breath. This is due to acetone, a direct by-product of the sp

Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

Alcoholic ketoacidosis is a metabolic complication of alcohol use and starvation characterized by hyperketonemia and anion gap metabolic acidosis without significant hyperglycemia. Alcoholic ketoacidosis causes nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Diagnosis is by history and findings of ketoacidosis without hyperglycemia. Treatment is IV saline solution and dextrose infusion. Alcoholic ketoacidosis is attributed to the combined effects of alcohol and starvation on glucose metabolism. Alcohol diminishes hepatic gluconeogenesis and leads to decreased insulin secretion, increased lipolysis, impaired fatty acid oxidation, and subsequent ketogenesis, causing an elevated anion gap metabolic acidosis. Counter-regulatory hormones are increased and may further inhibit insulin secretion. Plasma glucose levels are usually low or normal, but mild hyperglycemia sometimes occurs. Diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion; similar symptoms in an alcoholic patient may result from acute pancreatitis, methanol or ethylene glycol poisoning, or diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). In patients suspected of having alcoholic ketoacidosis, serum electrolytes (including magnesium), BUN and creatinine, glucose, Continue reading >>

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  1. seek-to-find

    Hi Keto Sisters & Brothers :-)
    My last blood test (about 3 weeks ago,) showed A1-c @ 6. Since then, I started frequent blood glucose testing. My morning fasting blood sugar is generally around 105-115.
    My post-prandial numbers are always fine. (1 hour post-meals, roughly in the same range as FBS, and then it tends to go down.) Throughout the day, it can drop to the high 80s (rarely) and generally the mid to high 90s.
    I have been eating LCHF for about several years. I have been "more or less" doing IF with an approx. 8 hour window for years as well.
    Generally, in the morning, I hike with a weight vest, varying weight and distance depending on the day. (i.e, 25lbs for 30 minutes to 50lbs for 60 minutes.) I use a C2 rower at the end of the day for an easy 20 minutes or so. I do a few hundred kettlebell swings daily, nice and easy, varying weights and set numbers. (From 16kg, 20kg, 24kg, 32kg.)
    I am 5'11" and about 179lbs at age 54. I generally feel great, but find these elevated blood scores disturbing. (These scores were the result of a routine physical -first one in a couple years- and doctor sent me a note, "Reduce sweets and carbs and re-test in 2-3 months". He does not know that I already don't eat sweets, grains and carbs are limited to veggies. I'd really like to avoid needing meds, eg, Metformin but, again, the FBS over the last few weeks suggest a disturbing trend and I'm wondering what I can try, b/f I return to doc. (Have added resistant starch, cinnamon, for example.)
    BTW, I realize the interwebz is not a substitute for a medical exam, etc., but I also realize there is a tremendous pool of collective wisdom here.
    TIA
    Eddie

  2. Naonin

    How many carbs daily have you been eating? I ask because you say LCHF instead of keto. Are you ketogenic?
    A few years on low carb should have your HbA1c lower than 6 generally. Was that a fasted test?
    Exercise raises BG for low carbers. Are you exercising then testing or is it first thing in the morning?
    Now all that aside, I'm fairly certain you have physiological insulin resistance. Read the whole series starting with this one: http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/search/label/Physiological%20insulin%20resistance%20%281%29
    Tldr- the body spares glucose by becoming insulin resistant on keto, and this is merely a state that is changed by reintroducing more carbs. As long as HbA1c stays low, you're obviously not diabetic.

  3. seek-to-find

    Thank you Naonin! There have been times where I logged all food (Fitday.com) and was at approx. 30g net carbs daily. I have not been logging consistently lately, (b/c other than the FBS and A1-c results of late, I have been -as a practical matter- satisfied w/ all other aspects of my physiology and body weight,) but I guesstimate I'm in the 50-100 grams per day neighborhood.
    Yes, I agree, after years of HFLC and exercise, I was so surprised by the results.
    The day I took my blood test, yes, it was fasted and yes, I had exercised that morning. Funny, I have noticed what you pointed out, (I've only been taking frequent BG reading for a couple-three weeks and I have noticed that when I take it shortly after awakening and then after exercise, it is often slightly higher. It starts to go down after I eat, which I did not understand.
    Thanks for your reply and the link, I will most definitely "digest" it :-)
    One more thing, when you say, "As long as HbA1c stays low, you're obviously not diabetic," isn't the fact that A1-c was 6 exactly NOT staying low ?
    Thanks again !

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