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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
Ketosis: Is a state of elevated levels of ketone bodies in the body. There are two major causes of ketoacidosis: alcoholic and diabetic.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
BurningFat forEnergy: When body burns fat, stored or from foods, we produce a variety of ketones. While most MDs associate this state with unhealthy conditions (usual MD fo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Metabolic term: The breakdown of fat cells liberates "ketones" which are the product of unlocking the energy stored in fat. As their relative concentration increases ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Various: Extra ketones in the blood, likely to spill into the urine, will be present if you miss a meal, but very high levels warn of diabetes out of control o ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
BurningFat forEnergy: When we burn fat, we produce a variety of ketones. While physicians have often associated this state with unhealthy conditions (usual Doc focus; http: ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. BARRY ETON
55 years experience General Practice
Excess ketones: Metabolic disorder from breakdown of fats.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Ketones: You can purchase ketone Test Strips at your local drug store.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Keosis: Too many ketones. Cause body is not metabolizing foods correctly. Causes starvation Diabetes. Good wikipedia question
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
26 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: It depends on the degree and duration. In diabetics it can be life threatening. It lowers the acidity of your blood. People on fade diets like atkins ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
45 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Fasting: Going 24 hours without eating (water is fine) is a great way to have your body start producing ketones. When you fast your body needs to break down f ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Griffin
14 years experience Internal Medicine
A couple ways: There are urine based (less accurate) and blood based (more accurate but expensive) options. Peter Attia, MD, author of "Eating Academy" blog and pa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
52 years experience Endocrinology
No insulin: The only way to go into ketosis is not eat or not take your Insulin if you require injections. Without Insulin the body can't get glucose into the cel ... Read More
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