Ketonuria happens when you have high ketone levels in your urine. This condition is also called ketoaciduria and acetonuria.
Ketones or ketone bodies are types of acids. Your body makes ketones when fats and proteins are burned for energy. This is a normal process. However, it can go into overdrive due to some health conditions and other reasons.
Ketonuria is most common in individuals who have diabetes, particularly type 1 diabetes mellitus. It can also occur in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If ketone levels rise too high for too long, your blood becomes acidic. This can harm your health.
CAUSES OF KETONURIA
- Ketogenic diet
- Low insulin levels
- Other causes: You can develop ketonuria even if you don’t have diabetes or are on a strict ketogenic diet. Other causes include:
- drinking excess alcohol
- excessive vomiting
- illness or infection
- heart attack
- emotional or physical trauma
- medications, such as corticosteroids and diuretics
- drug use
SYMPTOMS OF KETONURIA
Ketonuria may be a sign that you have ketoacidosis or leading to it. The higher your levels of ketones, the more severe the symptoms and the more dangerous it can become. Depending on severity, signs and symptoms can include:
- fruity smelling breath
- dry mouth
- nausea or vomiting
- frequent urination
- confusion or difficulty focusing
Your doctor may find related signs of ketonuria:
- high blood sugar
- significant dehydration
- electrolyte imbalance
Additionally, there may be signs of illnesses such as sepsis, pneumonia, and urinary tract infections that can lead to high ketone levels
COMPLICATIONS OF KETONURIA
In serious cases, ketonuria may lead to complications that impact your health. It can result in a coma or death.
ü In pregnancy
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR KETONURIA
Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world. It strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When is concerned there are many effective medicines available in Homoeopathy , but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient , considering mental and physical symptoms
Few homoeopathic medicine can be thought of in the treatment of ketonuria or acetonuria are:
acetic acid, cuprum ars., sulphuric acid, etc.