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Lactic Acidosis

Patient professional reference Professional Reference articles are written by UK doctors and are based on research evidence, UK and European Guidelines. They are designed for health professionals to use. You may find one of our health articles more useful. Description Lactic acidosis is a form of metabolic acidosis due to the inadequate clearance of lactic acid from the blood. Lactate is a byproduct of anaerobic respiration and is normally cleared from the blood by the liver, kidney and skeletal muscle. Lactic acidosis occurs when the body's buffering systems are overloaded and tends to cause a pH of ≤7.25 with plasma lactate ≥5 mmol/L. It is usually caused by a state of tissue hypoperfusion and/or hypoxia. This causes pyruvic acid to be preferentially converted to lactate during anaerobic respiration. Hyperlactataemia is defined as plasma lactate >2 mmol/L. Classification Cohen and Woods devised the following system in 1976 and it is still widely used:[1] Type A: lactic acidosis occurs with clinical evidence of tissue hypoperfusion or hypoxia. Type B: lactic acidosis occurs without clinical evidence of tissue hypoperfusion or hypoxia. It is further subdivided into: Type B1: du Continue reading >>

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  1. Tresmemphis

    I have a question. Im having a difficult time consuming my 1080 calories a day. Im getting between 600-800. But they are in the percentage of 70-80 percent fat, 15 percent protein and 5 percent carb. My question is due to low calories can I get knocked out of ketosis?

  2. mummydee

    It is What you eat , not how much that puts you into ketosis. Your body will burn sugars first for energy and by removing all sugars in every form your body then moves into using fat for energy.
    If you are on Atkins induction you still must eat 20 net grams of carbs but only from veggies creams and cheeses.
    You will get knocked out of ketosis the moment you eat any sugars.
    If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!

  3. k9gold

    If your on induction and on Atkins 20 you should be eating 20 NC with 12-15 of them coming from foundation veggies. You should be having 4 to 6 oz of protein with each of the three meals. The cheese limit is 4oz a day and some people find to lose they need to consume less than 4oz. Calories for women are 1500-1800. The Atkins site has the list of foods for all phases. If you eat to little calories your body goes into starvation mode and holds on to everything. Hope this helps

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