Etiology Of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis (dka)

Tweet Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a dangerous complication faced by people with diabetes which happens when the body starts running out of insulin. DKA is most commonly associated with type 1 diabetes, however, people with type 2 diabetes that produce very little of their own insulin may also be affected. Ketoacidosis is a serious short term complication which can result in coma or even death if it is not treated quickly. Read about Diabetes and Ketones What is diabetic ketoacidosis? DKA occurs when the body has insufficient insulin to allow enough glucose to enter cells, and so the body switches to burning fatty acids and producing acidic ketone bodies. A high level of ketone bodies in the blood can cause particularly severe illness. Symptoms of DKA Diabetic ketoacidosis may itself be the symptom of undiagnosed type 1 diabetes. Typical symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis include: Vomiting Dehydration An unusual smell on the breath –sometimes compared to the smell of pear drops Deep laboured breathing (called kussmaul breathing) or hyperventilation Rapid heartbeat Confusion and disorientation Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis usually evolve over a 24 hour period if blood glucose Continue reading >>

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  1. ilsajed

    Is it possible the keto can help you with hair lose and actually reverse it?
    This is my second month in keto. My hair was thin, and i have pattern hair loss running in my family. Now I'm noticing that my hair is becoming a lot thicker, and some of my family mentioned that my diet is helping me with my hair growth.
    When I searched about this i found that a lot of carb and hormonic imbalance is the cause of a lot of things, including hair loss.
    I wander if it possible to grow more hair in ketogenic diet? Anyone has experience this?

  2. anbeav

    If you've in included adequate protein and more nutritious food that can affect hair growth/loss

  3. Kylce

    I don't believe it can change hair loss related to male pattern baldness(caused by DHT), but if it was caused by something else than I could see it working.

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