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concentration in the blood is low. Keith seems to have possible nerve problems. The doctor explains that Keith is pale due to anemic conditions brought on by the poor diet. With a poor protein diet, Keith's erythrocytes may not be making adequate hemoglobin. Because his diet is very low in carbohydrates, his body is metabolizing fat, which is causing the weight loss. By products of fat metabolism are ketones, which are acidic. This accounts for the increase in ketones in the urine and the blood and a drop in the pH. A drop in blood pH will inhibit the small intestine from putting Na+ into the bloodstream. Sodium ions are necessary for proper nerve function. In short, Keith needs to begin eating well-balanced meals. 1. Why is corn considered to be an incomplete protein?2. What other dietary conditions might result in a low hemoglobin count? 3. How are sodium ions involved in the nervous system?4. How does this scenario relate to fad diets?114. - 120.Trace the path of a small blood clot entering the tibial vein of the patients right leg and winding up in his left coronary artery. What is a possible cause of that? What is the likely result of it? How might the size of the clot affect how much damage it will do?
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