Symptoms of metabolic Disease Caused by a Keto Diet
The Keto Diet is one of the most popular ways to shed off weight because it’s low calorie, high-protein diet plan. People who go on this diet usually have trouble with their blood sugar levels. This is because it can make you feel sleepy, dehydrated, and hungry all at the same time. There is no exact amount of how much food you should eat on the Keto Diet, you are free to eat as much or as little as you want.
The Keto diet is also low carb,
high protein diet wherein the main source of calories is from carbohydrates. High carbohydrate intake results in the creation of large molecules called ketones. These ketones are then used for energy to the human body doesn’t produce enough glucose (bloodstream sugar). However, when the body doesn’t have enough glucose, the brain goes into “starvation mode” which makes it difficult for the person to focus. When in starvation mode, the brain is deprived of the ability to get glucose, resulting in poor memory, mood swings, weak concentration, and irritability.
Most people think that by following the keto diet,
they can prevent getting diabetes because the ketone produced when not enough carbohydrate is used as a fuel source. However, there is no scientific evidence to prove otherwise. Studies have shown that people who followed the keto diet for an extended period also develop high blood sugar levels. Some have even reached the point where they suffer from hypoglycemia or low blood sugar.
One study also showed that
diabetics who follow the keto diet for an extended time developed fatty liver, more common in people with type 2 diabetes, as opposed to those who don’t. The key dieters also had increased a1c levels in their blood sugar. This means that the increased a1c levels cause an elevated blood sugar level. However, the a1c levels were still within healthy limits.
There are two major problems
with the keto diet in regards to type 2 diabetes and its complications. Firstly, the keto dieters developed increased a1c levels, which result to further hypoglycemia and insulin resistance. Secondly, the high blood sugar levels make the heart work harder. Lastly, even though the weight loss initially seems to improve the blood sugar levels, once the person starts eating again, the weight comes back on again.
These are just some of the symptoms of a metabolic disorder caused by the diet.
Other disorders that can be linked to key dieting are obesity, osteoporosis, hypertension, heart diseases, and cancer. Of course, all these problems occur due to our bad eating habits. It is highly recommended that anyone suffering from high blood pressure, kidney diseases, or any type of metabolic disorder should immediately consult their doctor before going on a Keto Diet. This will prevent other health problems from occurring.