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Causes Of Ketonuria
What causes ketonuria (4+) and hypotension (BP 95/49, pulse 105) in pregnancy (22wks)? Fainting spells, palpitations, headaches, nausea/vomiting, fatigue. Not dehydrated (normal urine color).
Ketones in urine: Anyone, diabetic or not, will get ketones in the urine after fasting (not eating). It is a natural response to low insulin and fat metabolism from not eating for a while. Many people have ketonuria in the AM when waking up. In type 1 diabetes, doctors worry about diabetic ketoacidosis, which is extreme ketones from lack of insulin. People with this are quite ill. ...Read more
Two weeks ago in an urine test i had ketonuria doctor said i had to do another test and again I have ketones . Blood test was normal im not on diets ?
Doc said i had ketonuria and in my blood test i had low potasium i eat normally and drink water so why is that?Doctor said i need urine test again
This is serious: Anyone can have +1 ketones in the urine from missing a meal, but more is worrisome. Please repeat. Low blood potassium reflects illness rather than habits or lifestyle. I am trusting you are not taking any medications that might cause this. A good history and phyiscal exam is next, and likely some checks of hormones and renal concentrating ability / tubular function. ...Read more
Starvation: Ketones are normally the end result of fat metabolism in an enviroment where carbohydrates are either missing or due to lack of insulin, unavailable . Common situations are diabetic ketosis and starvation. Alternatively ingestion of some poisonous alcohols (i.e. Isopropyl) will result in ketonuria. ...Read more
Two thoughts: The possibilities here are numerous, but at least two that come to mind are 1) childhood developmental factors, and 2) anger as covering over other feelings. For the first one, if children aren't taught to deal with anger early on, they'll have trouble with it later. For the second one, anger can sometimes be an internal defense against other, more troubling feelings that are harder to express. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reintroducing grains after paleo, and i feel sick. Is my body freaking out from "foreign objects" or did grain-free cause grain intolerance?
This is the norm: Grains are really hard on a person's gut but for most of us our gut gets used to it. However, when you stop eating grains for a time and then add them back you are asking your gut to adjust too quickly to eating grains. Your experience is the norm rather than the exception. Were you to keep eating grains things would eventually improve though they will never feel as good as not eating them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Guilt and Shame: A certain amount of guilt means we have a conscious, when it is excessive we have developed a punitive attitude toward ourselves that is excessive and unwarranted. This is learned behavior and any learned behavior can be unlearned. Shame is often the result of being humiliated too early in life and then you can be easily shamed and embarrassed for just being human. Best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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