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A 37-year-old member asked:

Do chia seeds cause protein in urine?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Haven't seen that : Reported. Possible side effects from chia include ^ gas (flatus), bloating ; constipation (w inadequate hydration). Because of omega 3 fatty acids, use of Aspirin or blood thinners could be problematic. People w bleeding disorders or who may be undergoing surgery should d/w their providers. 1 study showed diastolic blood pressure can drop w chia. People w mustard seed allergies are also likely to.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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to be allergic to Chia seeds. At this time the general recommendation is that Chia seeds not be consumed during pregnancy or lactation (due to lack of research)
Dec 31, 2013

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What causes the presence of protein in urine?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Kidney disease: presence of protein in the urine is usually suggestive of underlying kidney disease. When the kidney filters get damaged the protein from blood tends to leak into the urine and causes further damage. most common causes are diabetes and high blood pressure. Please make appointment to see a kidney specialist.
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A female asked:

What would cause protein in urine?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Proteinuria: A small amount of proteinuria (protein in urine) from time to time usually doesn't mean anything important. There are many kinds of infections and kidney diseases that can cause larger amounts or continued presence of protein, some of them quite serious. Without more information, there's no way to even guess the cause in any one person. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck!
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes protein in the urine?

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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 10 years experience
A lot of causes: In young people protein in the urine is usually due to heavy exercise or could be due to standing too long but it usually is minimal. The most common pathological cause of protein in the urine is diabetes followed by hypertension. Other causes are usually "glomerulonephritis" which are a group of diseases affecting the functional units of the kidneys. If you have protein in the urine call ur doc.
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United Kingdom
A 18-year-old female asked:

What causes trace of protein in the urine?

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Dr. Kenny Chuu
Internal Medicine 13 years experience
Normal: Hi, There are many things that cause this and finding trace amounts of protein in urine alone, doesn't indicate presence or absence of disease. For example, things as common as exercise (leading to muscle breakdown) can cause trace amounts of protein to show up on a urinalysis. Hope this helps
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