AKA Full Form

AKA Full Form

Full Form & Meaning of AKA- Alcoholic ketoacidosis (AKA) is the buildup of ketones in the blood due to alcohol use. Ketones are a type of acid that form when the body breaks down fat for energy. The condition is an acute form of metabolic acidosis, a condition in which there is too much acid in body fluids.

Causes of Alcoholic ketoacidosis-

  • People who drink large quantities of alcohol may not eat regularly. They may also vomit as a result of drinking too much. Not eating enough or vomiting can lead to periods of starvation. This further reduces the body’s insulin production.
  • Alcoholic ketoacidosis can develop when you drink excessive amounts of alcohol for a long period of time. Excessive alcohol consumption often causes malnourishment (not enough nutrients for the body to function well).
  • If a person is already malnourished due to alcoholism, they may develop alcoholic ketoacidosis. This can occur as soon as one day after a drinking binge, depending on nutritional status, overall health status, and the amount of alcohol consumed.

Symptoms- Common symptoms of Alcoholic ketoacidosis include:

  • abdominal pain
  • agitation and confusion
  • decreased alertness or coma
  • fatigue
  • slow movement
  • irregular, deep, and rapid breathing
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • symptoms of dehydration, such as dizziness (vertigo), lightheadedness, and thirst

If you develop any of these symptoms, seek emergency medical attention. Alcoholic ketoacidosis is a life-threatening illness.

Treatment of Alcoholic ketoacidosis- Treatment for alcoholic ketoacidosis is typically administered in the emergency room. Your doctor will monitor your vital signs, including your heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. They will also give you fluids intravenously. You may receive vitamins and nutrients to help treat malnutrition, including:

  • thiamine
  • potassium
  • phosphorus
  • magnesium

Your doctor may also admit you to the intensive care unit (ICU) if you require ongoing care. The length of your hospital stay depends on the severity of the alcoholic ketoacidosis. It also depends on how long it takes to get your body regulated and out of danger. If you have any additional complications during treatment, this will also affect the length of your hospital stay.