Ketones in Urine : A Cause of Concern?
With the recent rise in the demand of fad diets, especially the “keto diet” it has become an everyday thing to monitor ketone levels in one’s body.
What Are Ketones?
This consumption and absorption of only fats increases ketone levels in the body that can be tracked by bood, urine & breath tests. To know more; read our blog on keto diets :
Don’t Follow a Keto Diet, but still have Ketones in your Urine?
Poorly Controlled Diabetes & Diabetic Ketoacidosis:: Diabetic ketoacidosis is a very serious complication of diabetes where the person requires immediate medical attention & care.
Eating Disorders:: Individuals suffering from eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia nervosa often have excessively high ketone levels.
Starvation:Fasting or starving for long durations of time puts your body in a state of ketosis, thus metabolizing fats and releasing ketones.
Mindless Alcohol Consumption:Alcoholic ketoacidosis can develop when you drink excessive amounts of alcohol for a long period of time.
Immoderate Exercise:Over-exercising increases the need for energy, which leads to the production of overabundant ketones.
Symptoms Of Ketone BuildUp
Preventive Measures & Lifestyle Changes
Follow a Healthy Diet
Monitor Blood Sugar Levels Regularly
Limit Your Alcohol Consumption