What Does Metabolic Acidosis Do To The Body?

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Too Much Acid In The Body In Dogs

Metabolic Acidosis in Dogs The lungs and kidneys help to maintain a delicate balance of acid and alkali in the blood, both normal components of a healthy blood supply. A condition of metabolic acidosis occurs when there is an increase in the levels of acid in the blood, which ultimately accumulates to abnormal levels in the body, causing various problems. This can occur due to loss of bicarbonate (alkali); acid production by increased metabolism; excess acid introduction into the body through an external source like ethylene glycol (resulting in ethylene toxicity); or by the kidney’s inability to excrete acid, which it normally does to maintain its level. Metabolic acidosis can occur in dogs of any age, size, gender, or breed. Symptoms and Types Symptoms can vary considerably, especially if your dog is concurrently suffering from other health problems like diabetes or kidney disease. The most common symptoms that you may notice in a dog that is suffering from metabolic acidosis include: Depression (especially if acidosis is severe) Confusion Causes Diagnosis You will need to give a thorough history of your dog's health, including a background history of symptoms, and possible inc Continue reading >>

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  1. Keto_Mommy_To-Be

    Hello Ladies!
    I did Keto the first time in 2013, and lost 80 lbs in about 6 months. Slowly over the course of 2014, I started gaining weight back (super angry with myself for that huge mistake, screw you carbs!). I gained about 50 lbs back out of the 80 I had lost. Starting in 2015, I started back on Keto, it's going slow, but I'm on the right track now and feeling great.
    Then April hits... BAM! Yay, I'm pregnant!! I've talked to my doctor briefly, eating low carb is no issue. But I'm supposed to gain 10-20 lbs during pregnancy?!? I don't see how that would even be possible while on Keto. I work out 2-3 times a week. I eat 1600 calories a day (I recently bumped that up from 1300, when I found out I was pregnant a couple weeks ago). I never feel hungry, I drink plenty of water, I consider myself to have a healthy lifestyle. I haven't had any morning sickness and I'm full of energy! (Thanks Keto!!) I have lost about 6 lbs since getting pregnant.
    I guess I'm curious to hear from other Keto mommies out there that stayed on Keto while pregnant. How did it go for you? Did you lose weight still? Did you gain? How much? How was your pregnancy? What did your doctor say about losing weight?
    Thanks all!!

  2. sellyberry

    Weight gain is storing excess calories as fat or building muscle, unless you're growing a person, then the rules change.
    I did lose keto with more veggies and fruits, with a lot of allowances for cravings. I started at 158 (I also lost and gained back because of carbs (beer) and was losing again when I became pregnant) I was 199 at my heaviest but only 198 the day before going into labor.
    I'm down to 160ish now, 7 months pp. I'm breastfeeding and have only recently started to be more serious keto again and tracking my food.
    My doctor wanted a more Mediterranean diet, mentioned my weight once, but didn't pester me about it, which was nice. I had a very easy pregnancy after getting Zantac for heartburn. I was 2 weeks early with an 8 pound perfectly healthy boy.

  3. Cowen818

    My OB recommended doing ketoish while I was pregnant. I ended up losing like 25 lbs between appointments and he was not concerned.

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