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Can Ketosis Cause Kidney Pain

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Is Keto And Ketosis Safe?

The ketogenic diet and ketosis are safe. Not only are they safe, but they are useful in helping people with many different conditions. The ketogenic diet has helped cancer patients, people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2), women with polycystic ovary syndrome, people with heart disease, and many others. So, where does the rumor that the ketogenic diet and ketosis may not be safe come from? Well, it starts with ketones. Rumors Spread Like Ketones in an Insulin Deficient Body One of the primary goals of the ketogenic diet is to enter ketosis (a normal metabolic process when ketones are produced for fuel). Ketosis is primarily regulated by the liver, which helps produce enough ketones to meet the body’s needs. However, ketone production can get out of hand when insulin is deficient, leading to ketoacidosis. This may be where the rumor that keto and ketosis are not safe came from. Ketoacidosis — A Serious Condition That Is Not Caused By The Ketogenic Diet Ketoacidosis is a serious condition caused by uncontrolled diabetes. It is brought on by being born without the ability to produce enough insulin (type 1 diabetes) or living a lifestyle that promotes insulin resistance (type 2 di Continue reading >>

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  1. Niquie

    Just wondering if anyone gets dull and burning pain in one of their kidneys when they are in ketosis? I've been going really great this week on induction (second time over )but I have an annoying dull pain and burn in my right side and mid to lower back.
    I've also started jogging so I don't know if its muscular but when it got bad this evening, I was reaching a dark purple on the tester strips which I have never had at all since I originally started Atkins last Feb.
    Just wondering if anyone has had similar problem and don't worry - I will go to the Doc!
    Appreciate any input you guys might have.

  2. anthonyc

    how much water do you drink per day

  3. Niquie

    On average about 4-6 glasses a day along with 2 herbal teas and 3 decaff coffees. Something else - I seem to be tasting salt in everything, what is up with that? I cant even stomach a piece of bacon cause the salt is making me sick. Yuk !!! ( I normally lurv salt - in moderation of course)

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