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Are low level kidney diseases and high protein diets connected?

Are low level kidney diseases and high protein diets connected?

See below: I am unclear about your question, but if you mean does high protein diet cause quicker deterioration of kidney function, then the answer is potentially yes. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Are there and kidney diseases that cause chronically low potassium? Even with normal bun and creatine?

Are there and kidney diseases that cause chronically low potassium? Even with normal bun and creatine?

Yes. : They lesions or diseases often are accompanied by high bp. There are kidney tubule defects or hormonal disturbances related to the adrenal gland function that can cause low potassium yet lab testing show normal kidney function in terms of clearance. Also medications and herbal supplements (including even exotic type of tea, licorice, or some tobaccos) can cause potassium disturbances. ...Read more

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Are low iron levels and high bilirubin levels connected?

Are low iron levels and high bilirubin levels connected?

May be, may be not: Further evaluation is obviously needed. I can't say whether it is related or not without getting more information. In many cases- probably those two are not related. However in a case of colon cancer with metastatic disease to the liver- it can cause both increase of bilirubin level as well as low iron. Go to see your md and discuss further your condition. ...Read more

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I have low vitamin d, low alkaline phosphatase, high uric acid and high triglycerides. Is there something that links all of these together?

I have low vitamin d,  low alkaline phosphatase, high uric acid and high triglycerides.  Is there something that links all of these together?

There is some: relationship between low vitamin D and alkaline phosphatase as both influence bone metabolism. But typically dysfunctional bone turnover raises alkaline phosphatase; a low value suggests some impairment of the gall bladder/bile duct/liver system. High uric acid is often genetic, but can be dietary: seafood (scallops/sardines), liver, red meat. Beer/sugary drinks raise uric acid and triglycerides! ...Read more

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Are very high resting blood lactate levels ever seen in a healthy person with adequate kidney and liver function?

Are very high resting blood lactate levels ever seen in a healthy person with adequate kidney and liver function?

Resting lactate : Resting lactate levels are no value. Lactate levels rise after high carbohydrate meals and fall after a person does exercise. Were these lactate levels taken after meals or before excercsing? ...Read more

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What are considered high levels of protein in urine?

What are considered high levels of protein in urine?

Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. The usual system used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So there is a source of protein in the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. ...Read more

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Low hb, low total protein and albumin in blood but no protein in urine.Swelling in both legs.Iron deficiency anemia present.What cloud be the reson?

Low hb, low total protein and albumin in blood but no protein in urine.Swelling in both legs.Iron deficiency anemia present.What cloud be the reson?

See below: 1. You need to have your GI ract evaluated for blood loss which can cause iron deficency. Then you need iron replacement. 2. Your leg swelling is probably due to a low albumin. You need to find out why your Albumin is low-it could be a kidney or liver problem or severe malnutrition. You need to discuss this with a doctor. This situation cannot be diagnosed on line. ...Read more

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Kidney problems from high protein diet?

Kidney problems from high protein diet?

Yes: High protein diet in a healthy person sould not matter much, although i still would not recommend it. In people with kidney problems, meat intake should be limited to 0.8 g per kg body weight per day. Overall, a well balanced diet with emphasis on plant-based foods is much healthier than high meat intake. Eat water-filled foods, not fat-filled foods! ...Read more

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I have an enlarged spleen, low ast/sgot, low bun/creatinine, high chlorine level, low lymphocytes, low calcium, and trace of urine leukocyte. Thoughts?

I have an enlarged spleen, low ast/sgot, low bun/creatinine, high chlorine level, low lymphocytes, low calcium, and trace of urine leukocyte. Thoughts?

Any symptoms?: If you do not have any symptoms, there is no point in chasing laboratory results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can high protein low carb diets have an ill effect on neurofibromatosis ?

Can high protein low carb diets have an ill effect on neurofibromatosis ?

Probably okay: I don't know of any contraindications to high protein, low carb diet in nf type 1 or 2. However, still trust the advice of your neurologist, and of course be sure you don't have any other health conditions that could contraindicate this diet (liver disease, e.g.). Enjoy your healthy lifestyle, and good luck! ...Read more

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What condition(s) causes someone to have high total serum protein, high albumin, normal globulin and high total calcium levels?

What condition(s) causes someone to have high total serum protein, high albumin, normal globulin and high total calcium levels?

Dehydration.: There are no diseases that specifically increase albumin. Therefore in order to get an elevated concentration there must be a decrease in the amount of water in the system. This would also account for the normal globulin. Calcium is bound to Albumin so that elevated Albumin will elevate your calcium levels as well. ...Read more

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What foods are low in phosphorus?

What foods are low in phosphorus?

Here's a list: Here's a pretty good list: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/28674-list-foods-low-phosphorus/ some of the foods listed: fish, carrots, onions, green beans, jam, honey, white rice, soy milk. ...Read more

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I have pre-diabetes (a1c 5.8) and possibly chronic pancreatitis (seen in EUS). How can I gain weight? Low fat, low carb high protein? Kidneys are fine

I have pre-diabetes (a1c 5.8) and possibly chronic pancreatitis (seen in EUS). How can I gain weight? Low fat, low carb high protein? Kidneys are fine

You're right: High protein, low carb, low fat diet is good for most people. See a dietician of you want more specific advice. However, another question is why you are having a problem with underweight. If chronic pancreatic disease is impairing fat absorption, that can cause weight loss. Stool studies can help determine this. ...Read more

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5 year old with high levels of bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase, high bun/creatinine ratio and high MCV and mch. Low levels of co2 and creatine?

5 year old with high levels of bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase, high bun/creatinine ratio and high MCV and mch. Low levels of co2 and creatine?

Not enough info: Unfortunately, other than bloodwork results, no more information is provided. That's not enough to tell what's going on. Either try to provide more info or better off consult with a physician locally. ...Read more

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I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

GFR: Your Estimated filtration rate is borderline. This is not a problem itself. The important concern is whether disease exists that might be progressive. Serum creatinine of 1.0 is "normal". So is serum creatinine 1.1. However, creatinine relates to muscle mass. If you are small muscled as a. 55 yo woman, then creatinine of 1.1 or 1.0 may indicate some minor impairment in its excretion. ...Read more

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So all of my issues with high white count, high platelets, high potassium, severe anemia, could that be addison's disease?

So all of my issues with high white count, high platelets, high potassium, severe anemia, could that be addison's disease?

Several causes: Probably better to see your doctor as there are several possibilities including infection, bleeding before thinking of addison's. ...Read more

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What are some low carbs, high protein foods?

What are some low carbs, high protein foods?

Beans/poultry/fish: The best proteins are plant sources such as beans/legumes/lentils/soy/tempeh, seeds and nuts. Followed by fish, eggs/ poultry (the white part and no skin), then wild game, lamb/veal/seafood, followed by beef and pork. Eat frequently-every 3 hours with a good fat such as olive oil, avocados or nuts to help with feeling full. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more