Diabetic Ketoacidosis

About- Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) or diabetic acidosis is a serious diabetes complication occurs when the body breaks down fats too quickly and produces high levels of blood acids called ketones.
 
Symptoms-
 Abdominal pain
 Confusion
 Excessive thirst
 Frequent urination
 High blood sugar level (hyperglycemia)
 High ketone levels in the urine
 Nausea and vomiting
 Shortness of breath
 Weakness or fatigue
 Dry mouth and skin
 Fruity smelling breath
 
Causes-

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is caused due to insufficient insulin, which causes the body to break down fat too quickly for energy and ketones are released into the body.
 
Risk Factors
 A problem with insulin therapy
 Certain medications such as corticosteroids and some diuretics
 Drug or alcohol misuse particularly cocaine
 Emotional stress
 Heart attack
 Physical accident or trauma
 Stroke

Specialists to visit
 Endocrinologist

 Diabetologist

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.diabetes.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.aafp.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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