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Is it dangerous to have to many ketones in my urine?

Is it dangerous to have to many ketones in my urine?

Yes: Ketones are a breakdown product of fats and an indicator that your body isn't get the glucose it needs to function at it's best. Ketones cause your body to go into starvation mode and conserve calories. They can also make you feel nauseated and lethargic. Ketones can also be a marker of diabetes. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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If ever i skip a meal i notice I have many ketones in my urine but when i eat its typically small or neg. Why is this?

If ever i skip a meal i notice I have many ketones in my urine but when i eat its typically small or neg. Why is this?

Starvation result: When your body starves, you start breaking down alternative fuel like fats. This makes ketones, an end product. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am testing high for ketones in my urine if my bs is normal range?

Is there a reason why I am testing high for ketones in my urine if my bs is normal range?

Different metabolism: Ketones are an alternative method the body has for dealing with glucose, and so it does not necessarily mean that you have a high or low blood glucose. While they are often related, they are not always in sync with one another. ...Read more

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Please, why do i keep having ketones in my urine analysis? Im not anorexic overweight or diabetic 66in 54kg

Biproduct: Ketones are the waste byproducts of fat metabolism. There are many reasons why this might be happening ... It's hard to narrow down without more information, though. Here's an article with some more info. Hope that helps! http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003585.htm ...Read more

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I've got a uti, but I've been excessively thirsty, could a uti be the cause? I had a small amount of ketones in my urine.

UTI: If you are not seeing a doctor because of your UTI you must do so. If you have already seen your doctor and are not getting better you must contact her/him. ...Read more

Ketones (Definition)

Ketones are a class of organic molecules with a carbon atom double bonded ...Read more