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Doctor insights on: Keytone Acidosis

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How ketone bodies lead to acidosis?

How ketone bodies lead to acidosis?

Ketoacidosis: Ketones like few other substances can cause acidosis in the bloodstream which is a low ph and very dangerous to every organ system. Probably you have heard about this due to someone with very elevated blood sugar which causes the production of ketones. The details are very complicated to explain but basically know that this can be treated. Iv fluids and meds to treat the cause bring ph to normal. ...Read more

Acidosis (Definition)

Normally our body chemistry is kept in a narrow range, and in particular the amount of acid in the body is kept within a narrow range. The amount of acid is measured by a value called the ph. It is normally a value between 7.35 and 7.45, values below 7.35 are considered to be "acidotic" a patient with this value of the blood chemistry ...Read more


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What are ketones?

What are ketones?

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 more

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How do I lower ketone levels?

Maintain: HYDRATION!! (Unless you are Diabetic....if you are diabetic ketones may be the result of poor control) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I try out raspberry keytones?

I try out raspberry keytones?

It's your money: It won't help you lose weight or do anything else for your benefit. Eat sensibly, avoid sugary and fatty stuff, get with a fitness group, and you'll accomplish your weight loss / fitness goals without having to waste money like this. And get some real respberries -- and remember how good real, nourishing food tastes. ...Read more

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How can I bring my ketone down. ?

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 more

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0.2 ketones? Is this bad for type 1?

0.2 ketones? Is this bad for type 1?

Hydrate: This level can usually be corrected by proper Insulin administration and increased hydration. Follow your dr's instruction. ...Read more

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Why is ketone allowed in the workplace?

Who is Ketone?: Self testing for ketones in the urine in the workplace is a reasonable accommodation for people with diabetes to determine if their blood sugars are so far out of control that they may slip into ketoacidosis. ...Read more

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What are the facts behind raspberry keytone pills?

What are the facts behind raspberry keytone pills?

Weight loss: If you want to lose weight, nothing beats diet and exercise .You can do it by making small changes in your diet. ...Read more

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High keytone levels in the urine what could it be?

High keytone levels in the urine what could it be?

Urinary ketones: If you have ketones in your urine with no glucose, you are ingesting no carbohydrates. This is called "starvation ketosis". If you have ketones and glucose in your urine, you are in diabetic ketoacidosis. Starvation ketosis can be resolved by eating some carbohydrates while keotacidosis is an emergency situation that requires hospitalization to resolve. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ketones?

Organic molecule: Ketones are a class of organic molecules with a carbon atom double bonded to an oxygen molecule. ...Read more