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Are there any risks associated with excess protein?

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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology 10 years experience
Renal problems: Excessive protein intake puts stress on the kidneys. As long as they function normally and you drink enough it should not cause major problems.

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Is excess protein associated with eclampsia?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Proteinuria is.: Preeclampsia is a placental disease that manifests in both maternal and fetal circulations and typically causes new or worsening maternal hypertension and proteinuria. Delivery is the only ultimate treatment, although immediate versus delayed may be an option depending on your gestational age and manifestations. Seek high-risk onstetrical care (maternal-fetal medicine specialist). Good luck!

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