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Does low carb diet affect bun and carbon dioxide levels?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Bun=blood urea nitrogen, a breakdown product of proteins being cleared.
So rates of protein breakdown, combined with the amount of h20 it is in, determine the BUN (a concentration within extracellular water). Co2 (aka carbonic acid, in water) is primarily determined by rate of breathing (blowing off co2) & is the primary brain driver for breathing rate (along with exercise & anxiety).

In brief: OtherIssues&Slightly

Bun=blood urea nitrogen, a breakdown product of proteins being cleared.
So rates of protein breakdown, combined with the amount of h20 it is in, determine the BUN (a concentration within extracellular water). Co2 (aka carbonic acid, in water) is primarily determined by rate of breathing (blowing off co2) & is the primary brain driver for breathing rate (along with exercise & anxiety).
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Fat molecules=hydrocarbons, i.e. primarily composed of carbon backbones with hydrogen side groups. Carbon atoms always have 4 bonds. When less than 4 are shown in typical chemistry illustrations of carbon molecules, the left out shorthand is that all bonds (short of 4) per carbon atom are "understood" to be to hydrogen atoms, When oxidized with oxygen (burned), carbons become CO2; hydrogen H20,
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