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is protein powder bad for your liver or kidneys

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not intrinsically-: -bad. We all need 50gms of protein daily with heavy weight training, a boost may be needed for that day. Taken in excess or when not needed, can be to ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Kidney Transplant: hey congrats on 12 years post transplant. Not knowing your kidney status it is hard to say wether you should be taking high protein supplements. Wet ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
40 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Protein powder may cause kidney damage and acute renal failure. There are no good studies done in persons using protein powders that i know of. Howeve ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
What for: What would be taking protein powder for? If you are eating a mixed diet you do not need a protein supplement. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It's fine: I'm pleased you're using this -- i bet you're also into fitness and specifically resistance training. I see you use an asthma inhaler -- fitness is on ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
9 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Need to drink water: If it is the first time you had the kidney stone usually there is no need for further testing. Taking protein supplements may cause stones but more im ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
26 years experience Urology
Watch protein: Kidney stones form because of multiple factors. It is important to know what your stones were made of in the past. Factors such as fluid intake, sod ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
15 years experience Podiatry
Consult your doc: Anytime there is a question about what to do since you only have one kidney you should always talk with your kidney doctor or their office.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: High protein consumption has been shown to definitely affect kidney function - however there does not appear to be any conclusive evidence in the lite ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Nope: Depending upon goals a balanced diet should suffice in assuring plenty of nutrients regardless of growth stage. Adding protein is commonly used to bui ... Read More
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