What are the most common symptoms of alcoholic ketoacidosis?

Many. Air hunger from acidosis, faintness from low blood pressure, nausea and vomiting from electrolyte imbalance, somnolence and/or confusion from intoxication and/or withdrawal. Dehydration needs to be reversed. There may also be fever if infection is contributing. Malnutrition requires treatment with vitamins and calories. Ketoacidosis is a serious disease that requires immediate hospitalization.

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What sort of problem is alcoholic ketoacidosis?

Alcohol ketoacidosis. This illness represents a very severe form of alcoholis when the drinking has been carried on to excess for such a long period of time that the body is nutritionally depleted--both in calories and fluid. This results in an inability to maintain normal metabolism and your body, lacking adequate sugar, starts breaking down fat and turns them into ketoacids, which are toxic and can lead to shock.

What is the definition or description of: Alcoholic ketoacidosis?

Alcoholic ketoacids. Alcoholic ketoacidosis is the buildup of ketones in the blood. Ketones are a type of acid that form when the body breaks down fat for energy.

Alcoholic ketoacidosis is it a quick, painless death for those people?

Fairly. Usually these folks' consciousness is much clouded by the time the metabolic derangements might become uncomfortable. It's treatable nowadays if caught early, but the danger is that someone is binge-drinking alone. I'm sorry if you lost a loved one. There are people who, when they take a drink, cease to be themselves. Remember the good times and go on without asking "what if". Best wishes.

What is the treatment for alcoholic ketoacidosis?

Rx/alcoholic ketoaci. Treatment involves admitting to ICU and IV fluids containing sugar and saline to control acid base balance and control dehydration, IV vitamins to control nutritional deficiency. Treat other life threatening complications like GI bleeding, pancreatitis, cirrhosis of liver, hepatic encephalopathy. Withdrawl symtoms, anxiety, delirium tremors.