9 Warning Signs Of Ketosis
Ketosis is the metabolic state of the body. It happens when it needs to produce ketones for fuel because there is not enough sugar available. Technically, ketosis is reached when blood ketone levels are around 0.5 mmol/L. During ketosis; the body starts burning fat instead. The liver then creates ketones, which is a type of acid and enters the bloodstream. Then, the fat is used by the muscles and tissues as fuel.
It is dangerous when ketones build up in the body and can lead to chemical changes and dehydration. Ketosis can be a sign of insufficient insulin amount for those with uncontrolled diabetes. Scroll down to see more detailed explanations to some of these signs of ketosis state.
Ketosis Sign #1: Dry Mouth
Dry mouth happens when a person consumes minimal carbohydrates in combination with a low sodium diet. Dehydration starts to occur since glycogen stores are empty. The number of fluids lost can cause a dry mouth and even increase thirst.
Dry mouth can be alleviated by drinking broths, liquids, and those in ketosis should make sure they are hydrated to prevent additional problems. It is crucial that during ketosis, electrolyte balance is met.
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