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A 26-year-old male asked:

I have iga nephropathy and i want to lose weight. is ok for me to drink shakeology?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Talk to renal doc: While i'm not specifically familiar with shakeology, many of those preparations contain quite high levels of proteins. This may be quite hard for your kidneys to handle if you have renal problems. It is going to make a difference how much renal function you have left, etc. Also, some of these products have higher levels of potassium, so that, too, may be tough on you. Share info with renal doc.
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