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Case Of Nondiabetic Ketoacidosis In Third Term Twin Pregnancy | The Journal Of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism | Oxford Academic

We provided appropriate management with fluid infusion after cesarean delivery. The patient and her two daughters survived, and no disabilities were foreseen. Alcohol, methanol, and lactic acid levels were normal. No signs of renal disease or diabetes were present. Pathological examination revealed no abnormalities of the placentae. Toxicological tests revealed a salicylate level of less than 5 mg/liter, an acetaminophen level of less than 1 mg/liter, and an acetone level of 300 mg/liter (reference, 520 mg/liter). We present a case of third term twin pregnancy with high anion gap metabolic acidosis due to (mild) starvation. Starvation, obesity, third term twin pregnancy, and perhaps a gastroenteritis were the ultimate provoking factors. In the light of the erroneous suspicion of sepsis and initial fluid therapy lacking glucose, one wonders whether, under a different fluid regime, cesarean section could have been avoided. Severe ketoacidosis in the pregnant woman is associated with impaired neurodevelopment. It therefore demands early recognition and immediate intervention. A 26-yr-old patient was admitted to our hospital complaining of rapid progressive dyspnea and abdominal disco Continue reading >>

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    HEY ALL!!
    I AM SOOOOO CONFUSED! I know some people don't think that the strips are accurate (their are many things that can effect the out come, how much water are you drinking, yadda, yadda, yadda) I had to try them !. I bought some last night and according to the color I am in Moderate ketosis. This morning I used one and it is the same. The strips go from Zero, Trace, Low, Moderate, to Large. So does the moderate mean that I AM buring fat as fuel or that I am ALMOST buring fat for fuel? The box and directions don't give and explanation for some odd reason.
    HEEEEELP!! Thanks!

  2. Cherimee

    On the side of the bottle, you should see a like a chart to compare it to.... if you are in moderate ketosis then that's good! The more purple the stick, the more fat you are burning for fuel, which is what you want to do on Atkins. You'll notice that with Atkins, the keto strips are like the scale, you wanna see PURPLE when you test becasue the more ketones in your urine, of course the more fat you burn! Sounds like you are doing good...good luck
    P.S. I'm told that with Atkins even a 'trace' of ketones is good... trying going to www dot lowcarbnexus dot com, that site gives you good info... here's what they say about ketosis:
    Ketosis? - As long as we are on the topic, what about ketosis? Ketosis is the state that your body enters into when you are eating mainly protein and fats, and drastically curtailing your consumption of carbohydrates. As Dr. Atkins says, "There is no lipolysis without ketosis, no ketosis without lipolysis." Lipolysis is, essentially, "fat burning." In other words, this is just what we want! We want to force our bodies to consume stored fat for fuel rather than burn primarily our food. This occurs because protein and fat do not "give up" their stored energy as easily as do carbohydrates. As long as you are eating mainly carbs, especially refined sugars, you will find that your body will burn that as opposed to your fat stores. Testing with LTS, as we have mentioned above, scientifically tests for the process of your body burning it's own fat as fuel. When the sticks turn purple (or a shade thereof), you are burning fat! It is a good feeling! It is especially comforting to see that purple when your scales don't agree that you are losing! Keep in mind that fat loss doesn't always equal weight loss on the scales... immediately. Body weight can be related to water retention, and many other temporary conditions. However, FAT loss is what we want, and you will see measurements change even if your scale does not show it immediately! That WILL follow, of course... just stick with it!
    Some have asked, "Do I have to be in ketosis?" Well, it is perfectly safe to be in what Dr. Atkins calls "Benign Dietary Ketosis" for extended periods. In fact, if you are burning fat, you will be in some amount of ketosis...sometimes just not a measurable amount (with LTS). If you are out of ketosis for extended periods, you won't be burning fat, and therefore, you won't be losing weight! And that's what we are doing the diet to do! Don't confuse ketosis, a safe metabolic state that you enter when you loss weight, with ketoacidosis, a dangerous state that diabetics, in particular, can enter if they get out of proper balance in their insulin / glycogen balance. Many health care professionals and nutritionists are apparently confused by the distinction between these two different states... ketone test strips are used to test both states, but they are quite different!


    Cherimee, BIG THANKS!!!! The info you gave me is sooooo relieving!!! I was so worried! I know that must have takin a while for you to find and type, thank you so much for helping me!

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In this video I discuss what is stress, why is stress bad, and what causes stress. I also cover how stress is bad, how to deal with stress, and stress management. Transcript What is stress? Whats up dudes, and whats up ladies, Bryan here and in this video we are going to look at stress. What is it, what causes it, and what can we do about it? So, Lets roll. Stress hormones Stress is your body's way of reacting to any kind of demand or threat. When the body feels stress, your hypothalamus, a tiny region in your brain, signals your adrenal glands, located atop your kidneys, to release a surge of hormones, which include adrenaline and cortisol, into the bloodstream. As these hormones are released, the liver is triggered to produce more blood sugar, which gives you an energy kick, breathing becomes more rapid, and heart beat and blood pressure rise. If the stress is caused by physical danger, these chemicals can be beneficial, as they give you more energy and strength, and also speed up your reaction time and enhance your focus. But, if the stress is caused by something emotional, it can be harmful, because there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength. Once the source of the stress has passed, hormone levels return to normal as do heart rate and blood pressure, and other systems also return to normal. Recent stress statistics show the top 7 causes of stress in the US to be job pressure, relationships, money, health related, poor nutrition, media overload, and sleep issues. All of these are of the emotional kind, not the physical danger kind that can be beneficial. 77% of people REGULARLY experience PHYSICAL symptoms caused by stress, 54% of people say stress has caused them to fight with people close to them, and 30% of people say they are always or often under stress at work…wow! So, how does all of this stress effect our bodies? Long term activation of the stress-response system can cause major problems including… • Anxiety • Depression • Digestive problems • Headaches • Heart disease • Sleep problems • Weight gain • Memory and concentration impairment It is vital to learn how to deal with stressors in your life. Some things you can do to manage stress include… Getting regular exercise, which can act as a distraction and also causes the release of endorphins that boost your mood. Eat a healthy diet that includes fruits and vegetables which provide vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can help maintain proper bodily functions. Make consistent time in your schedule for relaxation and fun, such as going to a yoga class, listening to music, take a walk or work in your garden. Build relationships and friendships with people who have more positive attitudes. Cut down on caffeine, sugar, energy drinks, and alcohol. The effects of these are only short term. Make sure you get enough good quality sleep. If all else fails, seek professional help. Bottom line. As you can see by the statistics, stress is a huge problem in society. A big part of being healthy is being happy. If stress is a big problem in your life, do something about it now, don’t let it erode your health. Other sources... http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/artic... http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-m... http://www.statisticbrain.com/stress-...

Severe Acidosis Caused By Starvation And Stress.

Severe acidosis caused by starvation and stress. Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwauke, WI, USA. A 1-year-old boy had severe anoxic brain injury owing to a cardiorespiratory arrest. He had an initial metabolic acidosis, but this largely resolved by hospital day 2. He then had a persistent, profound metabolic acidosis. Evaluation on hospital day 6 found that the patient had ketonemia, ketonuria, and a normal serum glucose level; he had received no intravenous dextrose during his hospitalization. The dextrose-free fluids were given initially to protect his brain from the deleterious effects of hyperglycemia after brain injury. Continuation beyond 24 hours was inadvertent. The initiation of dextrose-containing intravenous fluids produced a rapid resolution of his metabolic acidosis. Starvation usually produces a mild metabolic acidosis, but when combined with physiologic stress, starvation may cause a severe metabolic acidosis. Among the few reports of severe starvation ketoacidosis, our case is unique because the patient was monitored closely in an intensive care unit, allowing us to describe the time course of the acidosis in detail. Continue reading >>

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  1. nzmegs

    In my experience anyway.
    For the last 10 days or so my carbs have been less than 20 and I have been carefully sticking to my protein and fat. So i am pretty confident I was in ketosis - mostly because my appetite disappeared completely.
    This last point is the bad bit. I went out to a concert last night and drank 2 very small glasses of wine (125ml each). I felt fine all night, got home went to bed and then woke up feeling incredibly sick. Only then i realised I had drunk the wine on an empty stomach having not eaten since lunch.
    This morning the only way i could make myself feel well enough to get the kids off to school was to eat something a bit carby. I simply couldn't stomach anything else. Now it is nearly lunchtime and I have only just managed to start working (I work from home, for myself - so not too much of a problem).
    But my ketosis is up the spout and I have to start over. Hopefully I will fall back into ketosis fairly quickly if i manage to be good for the next day or two - but believe me - take care when drinking while in ketosis. even a small amount of alcohol can have dire effects if you are existing on much lower calories than normal.
    Does anyone else have alcohol while in deep ketosis - or is it a big no no.

  2. abuvia

    Sorry you had such a rough morning, Megs!
    I do have a glass of wine a few nights a week with dinner, two if friends are visiting, most weeks. I do find the alcohol effects me more when in ketosis. But, I haven't had any really terrible hangovers. You may be right to suspect it was the empty stomach that did you in.
    If you're keto-adapted it shouldn't take too long to get back into ketosis, or you could always FF for a day to speed that transition (a la sbarr!)
    Good luck & feel better!

  3. DiamondDeb

    I'm sorry you had a bad experience! Feel better!
    I'm pretty sure it varies a lot with different people. Alcohol does not change the way I feel no matter what my diet is like or how long it has been since I last had a drink.
    My drinks of choice are sugar-filled mixed drinks so I just skip the drinks most of the time now. I won't indulge in sugar for even one drink anymore & other drinks don't hold the same appeal for me.
    I had 2-3 large glasses of homemade elderberry wine in a pretty short amount of time in June on the occasion of my aunt's funeral & it did not do a thing to me. I'd been eating this way for over a year & had not had a single alcoholic beverage in all that time. It sure was good! I could have downed the entire bottle but I managed to restrain myself.

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Fasting Ketosis And Alcoholic Ketoacidosis

INTRODUCTION Ketoacidosis is the term used for metabolic acidoses associated with an accumulation of ketone bodies. The most common cause of ketoacidosis is diabetic ketoacidosis. Two other causes are fasting ketosis and alcoholic ketoacidosis. Fasting ketosis and alcoholic ketoacidosis will be reviewed here. Issues related to diabetic ketoacidosis are discussed in detail elsewhere. (See "Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state in adults: Epidemiology and pathogenesis" and "Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state in adults: Clinical features, evaluation, and diagnosis" and "Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state in adults: Treatment".) PHYSIOLOGY OF KETONE BODIES There are three major ketone bodies, with the interrelationships shown in the figure (figure 1): Acetoacetic acid is the only true ketoacid. The more dominant acid in patients with ketoacidosis is beta-hydroxybutyric acid, which results from the reduction of acetoacetic acid by NADH. Beta-hydroxybutyric acid is a hydroxyacid, not a true ketoacid. Continue reading >>

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  1. perkee

    On Friday, I met a paleo adherent who was obviously a compulsive liar about a whole host of topics. He told me that keto would soon destroy my kidneys, per a meta-analysis he had done of science literature. Some cursory googling does not back this up. In fact, the only thing I found for that was a study that found keto to reverse diabetes-related kidney damage in mice. So, the opposite. I know enough about some of the topics upon which he expounded to know he was 100% bullshit on them, but this little sliver of doubt does remain.
    So, I'm wondering if anyone here has heard anything about kidney or other organ damage due to keto or carbohydrate restriction.
    Edit: I'm a few months into keto already, so the train has sailedin terms of my ever doing keto.

  2. Tasty_Chinese_Rolls

    Well, there are some studies that link certain vegetables (like spinach) to increased chances of oxalate kidney stones. Maybe he's thinking of those? Did he at least provide any specific examples?
    Anyway, if you exercise, drink lots of water, and avoid lots of sugar you should be perfectly fine unless you're predisposed to them genetically.

  3. perkee

    It was at a bar. I didn't feel like pressing. Kidney stones have never come up for me, but I'll keep an eye/urethra out for them. Thanks!

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