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How Can I Bring My Ketone Down
Depends on reason: Ketones increase in patients who have poorly controlled type 1 diabetes but also increases in non diabetics who are starved, on high protein diet, or who abuse alcohol. The treatment of the first is to control the blood sugar well and follow doctors instructions to the dot. Otherwise, the treatment is by removing the cause. Whether it is diet or alcohol related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any science behind the "ketones for alzheimer's" concept? (will eating
coconut oil help?) I am very anxious about alzheimer's disease. My mother, her sister and my cousin
have all come down with it by their late eighties. Every time i can't t
I'm sorry: One article in Br J Nutr 2011 from a Thai medical school that I'd never heard of, done on rats with a "theory" that I was not able to follow and results simply too good to be true. No follow up, and not reproduced by any other group. Anywhere in the world. Sorry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have an adenoma that is about 6 x 5 mm, my blood sugar went down, but I have high blood pressure and my urine ketones are as high as 150. What is happenning?
Too many worries!: It is unlikely that all that is happening to you is serious. So calm down and seek a good doctor and point out the most important or most worrisome problem to him/her first. Once the worst of it is resolved, then the doctor can handle the rest. I can assure you that it is all treatable once we figure out what is the main problem, physical disease or emotional issues. Right now i suspect anxiety pr. ...Read more
Alternate fuel: Prolonged fasting, or with Insulin deficiency, the body runs out of glucose or it can't use what's there if Insulin levels are too low. The body makes ketones as an alternate source of fuel for brain and heart when that happens. Prolonged ketosis isn't healthy; the rest of the body is starved and ?risk for ketoacidosis which causes acid buildup in the body. One can get quite sick from ketoacidosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several options: Drink a lot of water and take fiber capsules to keep you full. Look into l-glutamine and l-tyrosine supplements (these are amino acids). Also, you don't have to stay hungry to start ketosis. U just have to eat very low carbs. So when hungry, eat meat, eggs, cheese, non-starchy veggies. No grains or sugar or potatoes or corn or fruit. ...Read more
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