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Is Ketoacidosis The Same As Ketosis?

You Need to Know the Striking Difference Between Ketosis and Ketoacidosis Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. Between the trendiness of the ketogenic diet and prescription drug commercials warning you about symptoms of ketoacidosis, it can be hard to keep ketoacidosis and ketosis straight. It's easy to get the two confused since their names sound very similar. But ketoacidosis and ketosis are actually two very different things. For starters, ketoacidosis is an actual condition, often referred to as diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA. According to Healthline, DKA is a life-threatening complication of type 1 diabetes that forms as the result of dangerously high ketones (or fat released from cells) and blood sugar levels. This ultimately makes your blood too acidic, which can affect your liver and kidney function. Factors leading to DKA can include illness or infection (such as pneumonia or a urinary tract infection), not following a proper diet, or not taking an appropriate dose of insulin. While this condition mostly occurs in people with type 1 diabetes whose bodies do not produce insulin , it can also happen to people with type 2 diabetes whose b Continue reading >>

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  1. MathWiz

    I wasn’t sure which section I should post this in, my strategy is what I call the 4–2–1 plan, I fast 2 day non consecutive days a week, eat a low carb but not calorie restricted diet 4 days a week to keep the fat burning benefits of ketosis going and then I give myself 1 day a week to indulge and eat whatever I want, usually a Saturday pasta dinner and wonderful dessert. I also walk 4 to 6 miles a day during the week and 10 to 12 miles on Saturday.
    Low Carb plans such as Atkins can be very effective for some people including me, many people who start a low carb diet experience get what’s called the “ketosis flu” or the “induction flu” in the first few days while the body is adapting to burning ketones instead of glucose.
    The basic symptoms are:
    – Headaches
    – Nausea
    – Upset stomach
    – Lack of mental clarity (brain fog)
    – Sleepiness
    – Fatigue
    It’s called the “ketosis flu” for a reason: you feel sick. I’ve gone through it and it wasn’t a pleasant experience. Fortunately it only lasted 2 days but then suddenly I woke up feeling much better, less hungry and my energy level was really high and consistent throughout the day!
    The first time I thought to myself: “What the heck am I doing? I feel like I’m going to die!” but I persevered and when it was over I didn’t regret a thing because what I had gained mentally and physically was 100% worth it.
    For those of you that are going through the ketosis flu, don’t give up! I know you feel like it’s never going to get better but stick with it and you´ll be so happy you did! I’m telling you, waking up refreshed for the first time in years, not getting the afternoon “blah” feeling and stuffing my face with carbs to try to boost my energy is the best side effect of the low carb diet I’ve experienced. Okay, losing weight while eating good food, feeling full and satisfied is great too.
    First you have to understand why your body is reacting this way. Your body’s been burning glucose for energy so it’s basically full of enzymes that are waiting to deal with the carbs you eat, but now the body needs to make new enzymes that burn fat for fuel instead of carbs, and the transition period causes the flu-like symptoms.
    There are some things you can do to lessen the symptoms of the ketosis flu and to make it go away sooner (to force the body to transition sooner) Ok, let’s get to the good part – what to do:
    First of all – you’re probably dehydrated. Drink PLENTY of water while you’re on a low carb diet, and then drink some more.
    Watch your electrolytes. When the body is getting rid of excess insulin from your former carb-crazy diet you´ll lose lots of fluids that have been retained in your body. This causes the rapid weight loss most people see in their first few days of ketosis, it’s mostly water, sorry. When you lose all the retained water you also lose electrolytes like sodium, magnesium and potassium. When you’re lacking them you´ll feel like crap so when you’re feeling really ill on the ketosis flu try things like chicken/beef broth and look for foods rich in these minerals. Take a multi-vitamin and a multi-mineral.
    Ok, here is where people throw the red flag – Eat more fat – Yup, I said MORE fat. Have some butter, just not on a roll, eat some bacon and eggs for breakfast, just skip the potatoes and toast. This will force your body to hurry up the transition. You´ll think this is crazy and think you´ll never get lose weight eating this way, but you will.
    Don’t eat too much protein – The body can transform protein into glucose so if you eat too much of it in the first days it will slow down the transition. Go for fatty meat and cheese if you can, add fat to protein shakes etc.
    Drink water, replenish electrolytes (sodium, magnesium, potassium) with food and supplements, drink broth, eat fat and not too much protein.
    I hope this helps, and have a great day
    Charles

  2. rockyromero

    @mathwiz
    ” Take a multi-vitamin and a multi-mineral.”
    I have been forgetting to take a multi-vitamin on fast days. Thanks for the reminder.
    “Eat more fat – Yup, I said MORE fat. ”
    I will have avocado more often.

  3. AussieJess

    Thanks for that info, very interesting

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Question] metabolic difference between ketosis and diabetic ketoacidosis? Keto reddit. With minimal carbohydrate intake, there ketoacidosis is dangerous, ketosis not. Nutritional ketosis is not as easy simply eating low carb there are other 14 oct 2016. Is ketosis dangerous? Eating academy. Ketosis what is ketosis, effects of ketosis and levels vs. Why dka & nutritional ketosis are not the same diabetes daily. Ketones build up in your blood, and it becomes although may sound like they mean the same thing, there is a big difference between ketosis ketoacidosis. In ketosis, the level of ketones in blood can be anything between normal to very high. Here's an the difference between two conditions is a matter of volume and flow rate as consequence, their fat cells have no insulin message telling them to 'hold on those fatty acids' ketosis state whereby body producing ketones. Still, these two terms are often confused with 21 jun 2017 the difference between diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) and nutritional ketosis. If you have ketosis, a higher than usual level of ketones in your blood or urine 19 apr 2017 there's very common misconception and general dka is dangerous state ketosis that can ea

Difference Between Ketosis And Ketoacidosis

Difference Between Ketosis and Ketoacidosis Ketosis is a condition that occurs when ketone bodies are produced from fatty acids as a result of the body metabolizing stored fat instead of carbohydrates. Ketosis is usually caused by a very low intake of carbohydrates which can occur during a diet or period of starvation. It can however also occur if a person consumes excess amounts of alcohol. Usually glycogen in the liver is broken down into glucose when energy is needed. However, if the glycogen reserves become depleted then the liver will switch to breaking down fats, usually triglycerides, resulting in the production of a low number of ketone bodies. Ketosis is used as part of the ketogenic diet and has been used in helping children with epilepsy where other treatments, such as medication, have failed. Ketone bodies may influence neurotransmitters in the brain and in this way have an anticonvulsant effect. The purpose of a ketogenic diet is to force the body into ketosis by eating very few carbohydrates. Ketosis represents a shift, with energy being produced primarily from ketone bodies instead of the usual source which is glucose. There are some positive effects to ketosis such Continue reading >>

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  1. nboylie

    I have searched rexall and shoppers drug mart and I can't seem to find them?

  2. quality_time

    I get mine at shoppers. I ask for them from the pharmacist as they keep them behind the counter. I've also gotten them from the pharmacy at the grocery store - same deal behind the counter. If they don't have them behind the counter it's on order. Typically with the diabetic stuff.

  3. rolodex9

    yep, Shoppers has them behind the pharmacists counter. In regards to how expensive they are, I combat that by cutting mine in half. They're still readable and instead of 50 you get 100 strips

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Ketosis Vs. Ketoacidosis: Understanding The Differences

Ketosis vs. Ketoacidosis: Understanding the Differences Home / Articles / Ketosis vs. Ketoacidosis: Understanding the Differences Historically, ketosis has been one of the most vaguely defined and poorly understood concepts of the last century. There are different scenarios in which are body can be in a state of ketosis (including ketoacidosis). The most basic definition of ketosis is a general increase in blood levels of ketone bodies to 0.5 mmol or above. However, the reasons for the development of ketosis, the resultant levels of blood ketones, and the associated outcomes (health versus possible death) differ drastically between different situations of ketosis. Failure to understand the differences between various incidents of ketosis has led to the common misconceptions we have today that ultimately has made educating the masses on the ketogenic diet difficult. The single most important take home from this article should be that diabetic ketoacidosis is not the same as the ketosis experienced from a ketogenic diet. Whenever I speak about ketogenic dieting, almost inevitably I am asked the question: But shouldnt you be worried about going into a state of ketoacidosis? Ketoacido Continue reading >>

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  1. AtomikRadio

    Here's my story I posted a while back, with some minor edits for more relevance:
    I'd heard reddit go crazy for keto so long I said "Hey, why not try it?" I was already losing weight from calorie counting (low-fat as a result) at a very acceptable pace of a bit over 2 lb/week, but I wanted to see if keto could speed that up and I was just curious how the diet felt. So I bought all the right food and some keto stix and dedicated myself to keto. And about half a day after my ketostix told me I was ketosis I nearly got in a car accident as I was struck with terrible abdominal pain.
    I went to the ER and the doctors tested my blood and urine and, other than the ketones, found nothing out of the ordinary. They gave me a pain killer and a saline solution to rehydrate (just in case, even though I'd been drinking lots due to recommendations about keto) and sent me home, telling me to return to a normal diet. After returning to a normal diet the pain did not return.
    But because of the saline IV I always wondered "Was it just hydration?" So several months later I made sure to drink lots of water every day and after a few days to ensure proper hydration I began keto again. 10 hours later I returned to the hospital with terrible abdominal pain. They sent me for an ultrasound and found out that I had gallstones and the drastically increased fat intake had likely caused them to mobilize, causing the pain.
    I returned to eating normally and, for good measure, had my gallbladder removed. Now, I thought this was just me but I've searched gallbladder on /r/keto and found many people also had to have their gallbladders out after starting keto. Hell, here on /r/loseit just last night I read about a gentleman with a similar experience.
    To be clear I do not think keto caused the gallstones. The gallstones were likely the result of years of bad, high-fat fast-food. However, it was the massive increase in fat intake from keto that triggered each attack. Will the majority of people who do keto experience this and/or need surgery? No, of course not. But when a diet has a propensity to send people to the ER and cause them to have their organs removed I have to worry about what's going on.
    So, my personal experience combined with the fact that, while people experience faster initial weight loss, their weight change numbers at 12 months out are virtually identical to those who are on a low-fat calorie restricted diet I see no reason to massively overhaul your diet in such a way. The vast majority of keto-ers I know do not maintain their diet for years, often returning to a more carbohydrate-rich diet after hitting their goal weight. Many people even plan to return to "normal" eating before even starting keto. This results in them reaching a goal weight and then not knowing how to eat properly because they were relying on a strange macro distribution and extreme carbohydrate restriction for so long. Integrating carbs back into the diet can be difficult for some and lead to regain because they never learned to eat a regular diet properly, something that simple calorie-restriction without regard to macros allows. While keto is much more sound than a grapefruit diet or a soup diet it shares one huge problem: It's not preparing people for a lifetime of healthy eating once they meet their goal weight.
    So while I try to keep an open mind and stay somewhat up to date on the research I'm not really a keto fan.

  2. 2babybirdies

    I can second this experience with some slight variations. I have sort of yo-yo dieted in the past 10 years, including a few bouts following a keto diet. During my last experience following that diet I started having terrible abdominal pain after every meal... and other unpleasant abdominal issues if you follow me. Long story short, after lots and lots of hospital tests and a hospitalization where I required IV pain management for several days, I found out I have gallbladder cholecystitis. This is the other spectrum of gallbladder disorder, no stones, but my gallbladder refuses to process fat and it just... goes right through me if I eat anything too fatty, or if fat is too high a percentage of my diet, like when I was doing keto.
    I'm definitely not saying this would happen to everyone, or that people shouldn't do keto. But I have since read that diets like that can lead to gallbladder issues in some people. I still have my gallbladder, but I have to be careful about how I eat, particularly when I am eating less carbs. I am losing weight now by calorie counting, and by default eating fewer carbs, but I have to be sure I get a decent amount of whole grain every day to keep my fat percentage lower or suffer the consequences.

  3. Silvercumulus

    I see no reason to massively overhaul your diet in such a way. The vast majority of keto-ers I know do not maintain their diet for years, often returning to a more carbohydrate-rich diet after hitting their goal weight. Many people even plan to return to "normal" eating before even starting keto. This results in them reaching a goal weight and then not knowing how to eat properly because they were relying on a strange macro distribution and extreme carbohydrate restriction for so long.
    Amen.

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