Ketoacidosis Causes And Symptoms

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

The Facts Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a condition that may occur in people who have diabetes, most often in those who have type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes. It involves the buildup of toxic substances called ketones that make the blood too acidic. High ketone levels can be readily managed, but if they aren't detected and treated in time, a person can eventually slip into a fatal coma. DKA can occur in people who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and have had ketones building up in their blood prior to the start of treatment. It can also occur in people already diagnosed with type 1 diabetes that have missed an insulin dose, have an infection, or have suffered a traumatic event or injury. Although much less common, DKA can occasionally occur in people with type 2 diabetes under extreme physiologic stress. Causes With type 1 diabetes, the pancreas is unable to make the hormone insulin, which the body's cells need in order to take in glucose from the blood. In the case of type 2 diabetes, the pancreas is unable to make sufficient amounts of insulin in order to take in glucose from the blood. Glucose, a simple sugar we get from the foods we eat, is necessary for making the Continue reading >>

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  1. P70D1GY

    Ughhhhh, i feel like crap. On the keto diet i had super energy, was motivated and driven....
    Now, im tired, lazy and depressed.
    The total duration of my keto diet was 2 weeks.
    I went from zero carbs to insane nothing but carbs (and some fats).
    Its been 3 days now and i cant take this horrible feeling.
    To be honest id rather deal with the nasty and repetative foods eaten in ketosis.
    Somebody help!!!! Idk whats wrong with me.
    Should also note i think i started to devolope kidney failure on my last day in ketosis.
    (i had a red rash in pathes all over my body bilaterally, and they went away after i drank 5 glasses of water. and now my kidneys occationally hurt even when im not in ketosis.)

  2. Eileen

    To start with, keto does not cause kidney failure. There is not one single reported instance of that happening, and the whole idea of why it might is based on the idea that keto-ers eat nothing but protein. In fact, most BB-ers eat far more protein then keto-ers. And they don't get kidney failure. So forget that.
    The fact that you drank water and your symptoms went away tells the true story. You just weren't drinking enough. Don't blame keto.
    You eat an insane amount of carbs and now you feel crappy and depressed. Gee, I wonder what the answer to that might be?
    You don't have to go back to keto if you don't want, but I think you've just had a clear warning that you don't handle huge amounts of carbs well. So if you do a mixed diet, keep your carbs clean and unprocessed.

  3. P70D1GY

    So what im getting from that thread is that keto diets deplete seratonin....
    Is it possible im getting too much of it now and am expiriencing seratonin overdose?

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