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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No one knows: There is no threshold amount. We are told that anyone using more than 4 grams of acetometophen daily risk problems yet i see patients on this and mor ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Blood tests show it: Liver function tests(lfts) can be checked very easily in any good lab. Your doctor can check it for you if you request. This gives you a good idea abo ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Aspirin can cause several forms of liver injury: in high doses, aspirin can cause marked elevations of liver function tests occasionally with jaundic ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Priyanka Chaudhry
10 years experience in Neurology
Excedrin: Excedrin has acetaminophen. Fda recently issued a warning about using too much acetaminophen. Excedrin is not migraine specific. She needs to see a he ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Izabella Gokhman
Specializes in Psychiatry
No.: Water cleans your system, including kidneys.
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe: Several vitamins or minerals or herbals included in "supplements" can be dangerous at high doses. Please discuss your supplement use with your doctor ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Unlikely: biotin is water soluble vitamin and an unlikely cause of renal failure.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Can cause other problems but not kidney failure.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience in Urology
Many things: Liver toxic drugs, viral or bacterial infections, liver or other cancers, blockages of the bile ducts, autoimmune diseases, heart/lung failure, and ot ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramsay Kuo
25 years experience in Urology
2 grams daily: A study at UT Southwestern found that ingestion of 2 grams of vitamin C daily resulted in a statistically higher urinary oxalate concentration than in ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. David LaMond
19 years experience in Bariatrics
Probably not: Net gram loads of crabs in excess of 180 grams per day or less will begin to accumulate triglycerides (excess sugars) in the liver and eventually over ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
It's amazing: After a poisoning or acute hepatitis with 99% of the liver cells gone, they'll replace themselves in a few days. Ultramarathon runners routinely susta ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Eating liver: Liver can contain significant amounts of cholesterol and because it is an organ that filters toxins - that is also a concern. But liver is also high i ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Diet: Eating too much protein does not cause dehydration per se, however, high protein load can put extra stress on the kidneys and it is important to make ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience in Dermatology
Not specifically: Eating food that is not nutritious has numerous effects on your body and can predispose to obesity, diabetes and possibley heart problems among other ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: High potassium can lead to numerous problems and could be very dangerous and life threatening. Potassium level in the body is very tightly regulated. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Yes, IF...: If you are prone to calcium oxalate kidney stone formation, peanut butter was one of the high oxalate foods to moderate or avoid along with beans, bee ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Possibly: Ingestion of large amounts of unfermented soy can encourage the formation of oxalate stones. See: http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Why even take it?: There is no medical reason to take omega 3 supplements, especially at age 21. You are wasting money.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience in Family Medicine
The research seems: To be showing that a lot of saturated & especially, trans fats in the diet have very detrimental effects, & free-radical damage is one way this may be ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
It doesn't : Liver does not produce alkaline phosphatase. Instead it is elevated in conditions where inflammation / injury to te liver or bike ducts are occurring.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
17 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Alcoholism can lead to pancreatitis. Pancreatitis can lead to diabetes. Alcohol causes many medical and social problems. In rare cases, it has benefit ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reginald Gohh
30 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Should not: Ingestion of large amounts of protein (for example protein supplements) should not have any deleterious effects on kidney function if you have normal ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
No consensus but...: It is probably more common for people to get too much protein rather than not enough, but there is no consensus as to what constitutes too much. 30-60 ... Read More
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