Alcoholic Ketosis Symptoms

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Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

Alcoholic ketoacidosis is the build up of ketones in the blood. Ketones are a type of acid that form when the body breaks down fat for energy. The condition is an acute form of metabolic acidosis. Alcoholic ketoacidosis is caused by excessive alcohol use. It is most often seen in a malnourished person who drinks large amounts of alcohol every day. Abdominal pain Altered level of alertness, which may lead to coma (unresponsiveness) Fatigue Slow, sluggish, lethargic movement Irregular deep, rapid breathing (Kussmaul's sign) Loss of appetite Nausea and vomiting Symptoms of dehydration, such as dizziness and light-headedness Arterial blood gases Blood alcohol level Blood chemistries, such as CHEM-20 Toxicology (poison) screening Prompt medical attention improves the overall outlook. If you or someone else has symptoms of alcoholic ketoacidosis, seek emergency medical help. This can be a life-threatening disorder. Patients with alcoholic ketoacidosis often have or develop gastrointestinal bleeding, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), and pneumonia. Treatment may involve fluids (salt and sugar solution) given through a vein. You may need to have your blood taken frequently. Peop Continue reading >>

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  1. Jennifer72

    Breathalyzer ($13) for testing breath ketones

    Turns out these things really do work. I have a $13 Greenwon breathalyzer I just bought off Amazon and its readout jives with the Ketonix I have along with my Precision Xtra blood ketone meter.
    Here's a link with more details of the comparison I did -- it's a response to the thread I read where I got this whole idea :
    Note: make sure to quickly breath out, into the breathalyzer, all the air in your lungs to where you are straining to exhale that last bit -- all in the short time it allows you. Don't take a deep breath before exhaling into the meter, just breath normally as if you were reading a book -- the highest concentration of acetone is at the tail of the breath anyways.
    Link to the meter I got -- it's $13 after the discount is applied in the cart:

  2. CalgaryDiabetic

    Sounds like a worthwhile product.

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