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How Does The Renal System Compensate For Respiratory Acidosis?

How Does the Renal System Compensate for Respiratory Acidosis? The renal system compensates for respiratory acidosis by increasing the production of bicarbonate, according to the National Institutes of Health. This results in increased levels of bicarbonate in the blood and helps restore the body's natural pH level. Bicarbonate is an alkaline element produced by the body and is essential in maintaining a balanced pH level in the blood, according to Wikipedia. Bicarbonate works with water to create a buffering system that helps restore the blood to a normal pH level. Respiratory acidosis is a medical condition in which the lungs cannot remove all of the carbon dioxide the body produces, according to the National Institutes of Health. The excessive amount of carbon dioxide causes the blood to become too acidic. Causes of respiratory acidosis include asthma, extreme obesity and drugs that suppress breathing. There are two types of respiratory acidosis, according to the National Institutes of Health. Chronic respiratory acidosis occurs over an extended period of time and is easily regulated by the renal system. In this type of respiratory acidosis, carbon dioxide slowly increases, all Continue reading >>

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  1. MarvinW

    Prediabetic Fasting Blood Glucose Level on Keto Diet

    Anyone ever take a fasting blood glucose test and get disappointing results?
    My wife had a kit leftover from her last pregnancy and struggle with gestational diabetes. Out of curiosity I decided to try it. I was disappointed to see that it showed me 113 mg/dL. In the past I've had results in the upper 90s before, but never over 100. I later found out that it is the result of a very low carb diet and that physiological insulin resistance starts as a method to preserve what little glucose is in the body for the brain by preventing your muscles from absorbing it. What sucks is that you could potentially be branded "diabetic" by a doctor because of these results even though the number shouldn't really apply because it is based on a reaction of those with a higher-carb diet. This could affect you should you ever try to get on an individual insurance plan.

  2. lawrencep93

    If your body is doing that, it means you are still burning sugar not ketones for brain fuel, look at your keto diet and get it correct.
    Buy a ketone meter and get yourself into the 1-3 millimolar range to be in proper keto.

  3. MarvinW

    Originally Posted by lawrencep93
    If your body is doing that, it means you are still burning sugar not ketones for brain fuel, look at your keto diet and get it correct.
    Buy a ketone meter and get yourself into the 1-3 millimolar range to be in proper keto.

    Perhaps, but I am not inclined to agree. I've been keeping net carbs <20 and protein at a level just enough to maintain my lean mass. Whether you are in ketosis or not you will still have glucose in your system- whether it is from protein synthesis (dietary or taken from lean mass) or from net carbs that you consume. And some glucose is
    still required by your brain, though it can operate primarily on ketones. Having a slightly higher fasting blood glucose level does not necessarily mean that I am burning sugar primarily rather than ketones for brain fuel. The effect of physiological insulin resistance is documented as having an association with VLC diets and fasting. Here are a few references you might find interesting:
    jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/304/3/994.long
    high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2007/10/physiological-insulin-resistance.html
    high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2008/05/physiological-insulin-resistance-2-dawn.html
    ketojenic.com/post/47273188840/does-eating-a-low-carb-diet-cause-insulin-resistance
    To get an accurate read not affected by hydration levels the blood glucose measurement would be best, but I'm not going to spend $2-5 a test strip to make that happen. Unless you have a good source of cheap strips? I'd definitely be interested there.

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