Ketosis

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By sharing your stories and data, you will:
  • help each other live better and uncover the best ways to manage your health today
  • help researchers shorten the path to new treatments tomorrow

How much good can your data do? A whole lot, as co-founder Jamie Heywood explains in this video.

What is ketosis?

Ketosis is a metabolic state whereby the body burns its own fat for fuel. Normally the body burns carbohydrates for fuel. Ketosis may lead to other health problems such as kidney failure, osteoporosis and kidney stones.

Common symptoms reported by people with ketosis


Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with ketosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Omega 3 Fish Oil)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
ketosis (1)

Data from patients with ketosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ketosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ritalin)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Omega 3 Fish Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ketosis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ketosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ketosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 0
30s 1
40s 2
50s 2
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 1

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 0
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from ketosis patients who have completed their condition history
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No data

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