KETONE found in urine. Value 1.5 mmol/l
Ketones are created when your body burns fat for energy. Higher levels of ketones can be a sign of a high-fat low-carb diet. High ketone levels can also be a sign that your pancreas is not creating enough insulin to burn sugars for energy. This condition is called diabetes and can cause serious health consequences if left untreated. Your test result is MODERATE OR HIGH KETONES DETECTED.
If you are not on a Keto diet and ketones are found in urine it indicates a significant presence of ketone bodies in the body. This condition is known as ketonuria and is often associated with ketosis. Ketosis occurs when the body breaks down fats for energy in the absence of sufficient carbohydrates, leading to the accumulation of ketones.
A high level of ketones in the urine can be a sign of various health issues, including uncontrolled diabetes (diabetic ketoacidosis), fasting or prolonged starvation, high-fat and low-carb diets, alcoholism, or certain metabolic disorders.
- Seek medical attention: A ketone value of 8 mmol/L is relatively high and requires medical evaluation, especially if you have diabetes or are experiencing symptoms like excessive thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, or confusion.
- Hydration: Drink plenty of water to help flush out the excess ketones and prevent dehydration.
- Adjust diet: If you are following a high-fat, low-carb diet, consider modifying it or seeking advice from a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian to avoid excessive ketone production.
- Monitor blood sugar: If you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar levels closely and follow your healthcare provider's instructions to manage your condition effectively.
- Avoid alcohol: Alcohol can contribute to ketone production, so it's best to avoid it if you have high ketone levels.
- Follow medical advice: If you have any underlying medical condition, follow your healthcare provider's recommendations and treatment plan.
*Remember that this information is general and not a substitute for medical advice.