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Ketogenic Diet Experience - Updated Blood Clotting

I’ve been following a Primal / Paleo diet for a few years and hit a plateau with my fitness, body composition, and nutritional goals. So, I thought I would mix the diet up and investigate ketogenic dieting to drive my body composition a little leaner and see if I can retain my power / strength while staying in Ketosis. See this prior post. Ultimately, I’d like to find an optimal nutritional lifestyle that keeps me lean, strong, powerful, and healthy without having to cycle through various traditional training programs of mass-gain / lean phase / etc. Nothing lofty, just the holy grail of nutrition and training objectives *smile*. I’ve been in ketosis for approximately 10 weeks now. Here is my experience. Disclaimer: You should consult with your doctor or medical practitioner before embarking on any significant change to your diet. First, what is ketosis. Ketosis is when your body enters an alternative energy state by converting fat into ketone bodies for fuel rather than glucose from carbohydrates. When glucose is present and your body is not ketogenic adapted (used to burning ketone bodies) your body will leverage glucose as a primary fuel source for your cells, however, eve Continue reading >>

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  1. NicoleAnn

    Ketones and Unrinary Tract Infection

    Is it normal when you have a high level of ketone's in your system to get a urinary tract infection? I'm kinda wondering about it, since my doctor doesn't listen to me when I say I have ketone's and he gives me antibiotics for a urinary tract infection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. MarkM

    Infections are not caused by ketones. But they are encouraged by the high blood sugar that often accompanies ketones. Bacteria love warm moist places where there are lots of nutrients. If you lower your blood sugar to the point there is no longer sugar in your urine, you will be removing one of the key attractions. And hopefully you won't get so many infections. But until this happens, you are going to have to use antibiotics ... .

  3. Kaki

    I already commented on your blog this morning regarding ketones, as an individual who has had many UTI's, women know when they have an infection, as its not possible to urinate without that burning sensation, which we do not tolerate very well and will send you immediately to your doctor for medication to resolve a UTI, you made no mention as to whether you did in fact give your doctor a urine specimen.

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Hematuria: 10 Causes Of Blood In The Urine

Blood in the urine is medically referred to as hematuria. There are two main types of hematuria: gross and microscopic. Gross hematuria can be seen in the urine with the naked eye. Microscopic hematuria is visible only under a microscope. Blood in the urine can come from anywhere in the urinary tract. The urinary tract includes the kidneys (where urine is made), the ureters (tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder), the bladder (where urine is stored), the prostate (in men), and the urethra (tube through which urine exits the body). The following are ten causes of blood in the urine… 1. Urinary Tract Infection Blood in the urine, or hematuria, may be a symptom of a urinary tract infection (UTI). A UTI can occur in any part of the urinary tract. Bacteria entering the urethra and multiplying within the bladder cause the majority of UTIs. The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse estimates that UTIs account for greater than 8-million doctor visits annually in the US. Women are more likely to develop UTIs due to the short length of their urethra and its close proximity to the anus. Other symptoms of a UTI may include frequent urination, pain o Continue reading >>

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  1. Akron2010

    What is the name of this kidney problem? It was only a very small amount doctors found that is NOT even visible to the eye.
    What does it mean if you:
    . pee blood
    . have a history of high blood pressure
    . you're told by your doctor that you can't eat red meat for the rest of your life or kidneys will get worse.

  2. okgo

    Blood in the urine is known as hematuria. There are a lot of different causes. Kidney stones are a common cause and the tendency to form the more common type of stone is worsened by high protein consumption -- people on the Atkins diet or on ketogenic diets for epilepsy/other conditions often get kidney stones. High-protein diets cause your kidneys to work harder, so avoiding red meat will stress them less if you have chronic kidney disease (CKD) or any other renal problem.
    Consumption of red meat may also be a concern if you have a history of high blood pressure, and high blood pressure can be related to kidney problems. Controlling your high blood pressure will lead to better outcomes if you've got renal problems.
    Without more details I can't say what your diagnosis is; wouldn't they tell you?

  3. cb at sea

    Some folks who have this have no problems at all...it's hereditary....Hubby and son both have this, but no problems have ever been found. Hubby's sister also had it.
    You should get checked thouroughly to make sure there's no problem!

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Protein, Ketones And Kidney Stones

Kidney stones may not be on your mind when beginning a weight-loss diet, but if you plan to follow a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet plan, they should be. While many popular low-carb commercial diet plans encourage your body to shift into a fat-burning state called ketosis, the production of ketones that results can alter your urine chemistry and raise the risk of kidney stones. Understanding the risks to your kidneys can help you decide whether the weight loss promises of a high-protein, low-carb diet are worth it. Video of the Day Kidney stones develop when a hard mass of crystals develops in the urinary tract. Kidney stones are often extremely painful, especially when they pass through the thin ureter to exit the body. There are a few different types of kidney stones, each made up of different materials. The cause of kidney stones remains unknown, but some people seem to be more prone to developing them than others, so there may be a hereditary component. Ketones are compounds formed by the breakdown of fat as the body shifts from burning carbohydrates to burning fat for fuel. During a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, ketones become the main source of energy in the body. Continue reading >>

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  1. Jen100

    > Bladder Pain and Ketosis

    I dont know if I am imagining this or not but, but everytime I go into Ketosis, my bladder seems to hurt. Does anyone know if bladder pain can be a symptom of ketosis?? I have bladder pain and some burning sensations when I pee (I know this is a symptom of bladder infection too, but it seems to come and go with ketosis)

  2. mj's page

    Is it possible that you're reading a strong positive for ketosis partially because you're not drinking enough?

  3. Deezil

    Well, I googled 'bladder pain and ketosis' and came across this blurb..
    Ketosis is a metabolic state in which the body produces ketones to be used as fuel by some organs so that glycogen can be reserved for organs that depend on it. It is important when looking for information on ketosis that it is not confused for ketoacidosis - a very unhealthy state of being. It is unfortunately all too common for information sources to conflate these two and thus pronounce ketosis as bad.
    Because glucose is commonly accepted as the body's primary fuel source, putting the body into a state where burning something other than glucose for fuel is subsequently regarded as a form of starvation. Yet, the human body has a well-defined mechanism for literally burning fat for fuel (I think it's important to realize that even in the presence of glucose, some tissues in the human body still prefer to use fat for fuel. Ironically, the heart is one of those, despite the fact that the intended purpose of low-fat diets is to save your heart). When the body uses fat as energy, it's in a state of ketosis.
    When you stop eating glucose (ie: carbohydrates), your body begins the process of ketosis. In ketosis, the liver starts unpacking fat cells so that your body can use the fatty acids for fuel. It also produces ketone bodies, which the body also uses for fuel - especially the brain. The benefits of ketosis are numerous - lowered blood pressure, lower cholesterol, low triglycerides, improved insulin sensitivity, and weight loss without regard to calorie count. Other reported benefits are common - lack of hunger, lack of cravings, improved mood, lessened anxiety, and greater mental concentration. Variations on ketogenic diets are used to control various medical conditions including acne, heartburn and acid reflux, thyroid problems, epilepsy, and type 2 diabetes.
    Negative side effects of a ketogenic diet include light-headedness, headache, lethargy, weakness, feeling cold, diarrhea, and nausea. These side effects are only temporary and go away once the body has fully made the switch from burning glucose to burning fat (within the first week). They are almost universally acknowleged as symptoms of withdrawal from sugar.
    The body is very capable of regulating ketone bodies, so unless there is a major problem (Alcoholics and type 1 diabetics often have problems with ketone regulation), you should be just fine. For those people who do have a major problem, however, they can develop ketoacidosis. Essentially, their bodies no longer regulate the ketones in their blood, and they start building up. The more they build up, the more they change the acidity of the blood in your body, and that's very dangerous. The complications of ketoacidosis include halitosis, extreme thirst, frequent urination, contant fatigue, dry skin, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, and mental confusion.
    If you're looking to lose weight without eating less, improve your mood and mental acuity, or even to solve some common health issues like acne or acid reflux, a ketogenic diet (also called a homeostatic diet) may be exactly the right tool for you. Just keep an eye out for the symptoms of ketoacidosis, and you should have no problems at all once you get past those nasty withdrawal symptoms.

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