A lot of people these days are trying to keep to a low-carb diet while in ketosis and working out, this can often cause them to develop an awful gas-burning condition known as keto flu. This article will look at some common causes of keto flu.
Firstly, the one thing that is known about keto flu is that it is a common side effect of those who are in ketosis, and it is not caused by a change in diet at all. Of course, there are many other reasons why people experience this, and they include dehydration, genetics, digestion problems, acid reflux, pancreatitis, and allergies. It’s possible to reduce the symptoms of keto flu by making changes to your diet, but you should always consult with your doctor first.
Symptoms of keto flu include indigestion, stomachaches, hives, feeling bloated, nausea, diarrhea, and bad breath. These can also be a sign of other serious problems that you may have, so it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and get diagnosed properly.
Once you’ve had your symptoms for a while and you’re feeling a little better, the next step is to rule out diabetes as a cause of your symptoms, and if they’re not keto-related, then to confirm that it’s really a problem with ketosis and not something else. If you can’t get an accurate diagnosis then it may be a good idea to avoid working out in a gym because it can make the problem worse. Just because your symptoms improve, doesn’t mean they’re going away.
Also, it’s important to remember that everyone experiences episodes of keto flu at some point in their lives, and those who don’t can be diagnosed with other problems including sleep apnea, migraine headaches, asthma, and migraines. In these cases there may also be an underlying medical condition, so be sure to have it checked out.
Medications. A lot of keto supplements, which are taken to cure keto flu and to make you feel better, contain medicines that can interact with other medicines, so it’s important to make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients. You could also have too much keto in your system, which can be a symptom of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), or some other problem.
Make sure you monitor your ketone levels, and stay well hydrated if you’re not in ketosis, or drink lots of water when you do get to ketosis. I usually like to drink a few liters of water to start with to make sure I’m hydrated and also to avoid dehydration during my exercise.
Mucus. Very similar to what’s mentioned above, it’s very common for keto to cause mucus build-up, and sometimes this causes bloating, constipation, and even headaches.
Inflammation. When there is inflammation within the body, it can cause different conditions to occur and that include alopecia, or hair loss. When ketones are added to your body’s metabolism, there is also an increase in blood sugar and glucose levels, and this can cause inflammation in the body and make the symptoms of keto flu worse.
Foods. Some keto foods can trigger the flu – so make sure you’re eating a well-balanced diet that is very low in carbs and sugar. Also avoid high carbs, which are also a reason why you should be eating your whole foods, rather than processed foods.
Now you know that there are many reasons for keto flu, it’s important to be aware of what is causing it, and avoid it when you can! See your doctor if you’re experiencing it. You may also want to consider getting some kind of home test kit to help diagnose keto flu.