The presence of large amounts of ketones in the body, secondary to excessive breakdown of fat caused by insufficient insulin in a person with diabetes mellitus. Acidosis precedes and causes ketosis; the combination (ketosis and acidosis) is called ketoacidosis. Ketosis can also result from starvation or illness in nondiabetic individuals.
abnormal accumulation of ketones in the body resulting from a deficiency or inadequate utilization of carbohydrates.
Increased amounts of ketones in the blood
When carbs are severely restricted (less than 30-40 grams a day), the body goes into a state of ketosis. Ketosis is when the amount of ketones present in the bloodstream grows due to the body's inability to access carbs for fuel. Excess ketones are released through frequent urination, which can be hard on the kidneys.
An elevated level of ketone bodies in the tissues. Seen in sufferers of starvation or diabetes, and a symptom brought about in dieters on very low carbohydrate diets.
A condition in which the body adapts to prolonged fasting or carbohydrate deprivation by converting body fat to ketones, which can be used as fuel for some brain activity. The real danger in ketosis is that ketones are acidic, and high levels of ketones make the blood abnormally acid.
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an abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the blood as in diabetes mellitus
An abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the body in conditions of reduced or disturbed carbohydrate metabolism (as in uncontrolled diabetes).
Candidiasis:(also referred to as Candidia or Yeast Syndrome) Overgrowth of the C. albicans yeast in the gastrointestinal tract, or infection of other body areas with this yeast. Candidia infection tends to develop when the normal balance of bacteria (flora) in the area is upset, as can occur with antibiotic use.
There are two fuels your body burns for energy. Glucose, the primary fuel, comes from eating carbohydrates. When your body runs out of glucose, it turns to its secondary fuel source: your own body fat. When you reduce your intake of carbohydrates, your body must convert fat into energy, and this metabolic state is called "ketosis." So being in ketosis simply means living off your fat stores.
A state where the body is utilizing fat as an energy source. During ketosis, the body produces ketones, which can be measured in the urine using commercially available ketone strips. Although the ketone strips will test for presence of ketones, it cannot tell whether the source of the ketones was from fat ingested or from fat that was stored in the body.
Process by which excess, stored body fat can be burned (as well as protein), resulting in weight loss. Once withdrawn from carbohydrates the body will switch over to burning fat for fuel. When the intake of fat and protein is not sufficient, it will break open the fat stored in your fat cells for fuel.
A condition of having ketone bodies build up in body tissues and fluids. The signs of ketosis are nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain. Ketosis can lead to ketoacidosis.
A condition brought about by the restriction of carbohydrate intake, resulting in excessive acetones or other ketone bodies being secreted by the body; stored fat becomes more available for energy.
The process through which your body converts stored fat into energy. The process starts when your body is deprived of energy normally obtained from glucose and carbohydrates. Prolonged ketosis can lead to damage of the liver and kidneys.
is an abnormal increase of ketones â€” acidic substances. Normally the energy for the body is taken from glucose; ketones are produced when there isn't enough glucose in the bloodstream and fats have to be used excessively as fuels. The danger in ketosis is that ketones are acidic, and high levels of ketones raise blood acid concentration. The acidic waste in the blood must be filtered by the kidneys. If blood acid levels rise too high, the kidneys may fail.
Ketosis is the body's process of burning stored fat for energy when glucose is not readily available. A survival mechanism used during times of famine. Generally thought not to be a good long-term state for the body to operate in. When ketosis takes place in someone who is the victim of famine, or who is not eating food for whatever reason, it can cause serious illness and eventually death.
Occurs when your body uses fat as its primary source of fuel. Ketones are produced whenever body fat is burned during activity.
An abnormality of the body's metabolic process, resulting in an increase of ketones in the blood, which can increase the risk of developing kidney stones. Ketosis is prevented by eating at least 100 grams of carbohydrates a day.
A state that is achieved with a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The high protein diets of our early Type O ancestors forced the burning of fat for energy and the production of ketones—a sign of rapid metabolic activity. The state of ketosis allowed early humans to maintain high energy, metabolic efficiency, and physical strength—all qualities needed for hunting game.
Abnormal condition marked by excessive production of ketone bodies. Often caused by high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets such as the Atkins diet. Kidney stones lso known as renal calculi, kidney stones are the result of crystallization of certain substances found in urine, including calcium, phosphate, oxalic acid, and uric acid. Stones may form in the urine collecting area (pelvis) of the kidney, as well as the ureters (narrow tubes connecting the kidney to the urinary bladder). Kilocalorie (kcal): The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1000 grams of water from 14 to 15 degrees C; the unit used to express the heating value of foods and to measure metabolic rate.
A condition of undesirably high concentration of ketones in the blood or urine. Ketone bodies are acidic compounds that are derived from fat and certain amino acids. They are normally not found in significant amounts in the blood. However, when carbohydrate intake is low, the body may rely on the burning of fat and protein for energy, with these substances being produced as by-products.
the accumulation of excess ketones in the blood; since ketones are acids, acidosis occurs.
This is the process of “burning” fat for energy. It occurs when sufficient glucose is not available. It is the body's survival mechanism for times of famine. Generally it is not a desireable long term condition for the body, resulting in illness and eventually causing death.
incomplete metabolism of fatty acids. Ketosis occurs in diabetic patients or when not enough carbohydrates are eaten.
The accumulation in the body of ketone bodies, generally associated with a low carbohydrate intake and commonly observed in cases of starvation, prolonged ingestion of low-calorie, low-carbohydrate diets, and poorly controlled insulin-dependent (Type I) diabetes.
A ketone buildup in the body that may lead to diabetic ketoacidosis. Signs of ketosis are nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain.
Ketosis (IPA pronunciation: ) was identified by Dr. Stephen Moody in 1969 and is a stage in metabolism occurring when the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies which can be used by the body for energy.