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how are the kidneys affected by a diabetic diet?

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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Not Significantly: In the long run, diabetics who control their disease with diet/exercise/medications (when indicated) will help protect the kidneys from damage related to uncontrolled diabetes, but otherwise the diet doesn't specifically help or harm the kidney. Data on low protein diets helping those with kidney disease have varied, so a "lower" protein diet might be helpful to some with chronic kidney disease.

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Is it safe to diet and lose weight while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Your body needs proper nutrition while breast feeding. Attempting to loose wieght during this time risks your becoming malnourished.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What diet will prevent the progression of heart disease?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Somewhat: Diet with modification of fat intake, coupled with exercise can help slow heart disease progression. To say it can prevent it is probably stretching things. However, there is no question that regular exercise coupled with good diet habits and a physician's guidance imo can clearly improve one's cardiac disease status. I believe considerable research exists to back up that statement.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What does my total protein level tell me about my diet?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Nothing very much: It can be normal and still you can have a bad diet.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What must I avoid or limit in my diet while breastfeeding besides alcohol?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Tobacco and other : Drugs cause harm to the infant, most foods are quite safe.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

I have a consistent pain in my lower back on the left side. Hurts the most when changing positions from sitting to standing. Meds don't work. Help?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Musculoskeletal: The symptoms are seen most often with a musculoskeletal strain. You may have done something to overwork those muscles recently. Kidney stones can also cause problems as can herniation of the disc in the back. If the symptoms do not improve after several days then you should see your dr. There are many other causes of pain and that should be evaluated if it doesn't resolve.

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