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A 69-year-old male asked:

Always took brewers yeast to boost protein bc i have liver disease, just read its bad for ckd (have stage 3). should i stop taking? is there an alternative thats safe for kidney, liver? how about plant protein?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Nephrologist: Certain patients with chronic kidney disease are recommended to take in a high protein diet, while others are told to restrict protein in their diet. Your nephrologist, who knows what kind of kidney disorder, (including your serum and urine protein status), you have, is best to advise you about this matter.
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