What Is Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome?

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(redirected from hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic coma (HHNK)) Also found in: Dictionary. hyperglycemic [hi″per-gli-se´mik] 1. characterized by or causing hyperglycemia. 2. an agent that has this effect. hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic (HHNK) coma a metabolic derangement in which there is an abnormally high serum glucose level without ketoacidosis. It can occur as a complication of borderline and unrecognized diabetes mellitus, in pancreatic disorders that interfere with the production of insulin, as a complication of extensive burns, and in conditions marked by an excess of steroids, as in steroid therapy, or acute stress conditions, such as infection. It also may develop during total parenteral nutrition, hemodialysis, or peritoneal dialysis. Called also hyperosmolar nonketotic coma. Symptoms. The hyperglycemia of HHNK coma is usually extreme, with fasting blood sugar levels ranging from 600 to 3000 mg per 100 ml of blood. In contrast to typical diabetic coma, however, the serum acetone level is normal or only slightly elevated. This occurs because, although there is sufficient insulin available to avoid ketosis, there is not enough to metabolize the glucose and the Continue reading >>

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  1. DiSizG

    I am 17 years old and I have been on keto for 2 weeks now and I have noticed that ever since I started some of my hair has been falling out. I mean not in handfulls but like when I wash it I see all this hair on my hands and stuff. Does the diet make me defiencient in something my body needs therfore the hair loss?? I am just kind of worried because I am only 17 and I dont want to end up bald. If anyone has any advice for treatments or any information at all about this post please help me out and post anything that can help.Thanx!

  2. speda1

    Something is wrong with your diet.

  3. Tim

    Wierd. If keto can indeed cause hairloss, it is definitely not androgen related, so it may even be possible that some of the hair will grow back. I think that deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals can cause hair thinning. Make sure you are taking a good multi, as it is basically essential while on a keto diet. It could also be that you are predisposed to hair loss and it is starting now, and the fact that the timing coincides with the keto diet is a coincidence. It is possible to start losing your hair at 17. It happened to my little brother, and one of his friends (who was bald by the time he was 21) also started losing his hair at that age. Maybe you should talk to your doctor about it.

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