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Atkins Diet And Kidney Problems
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can on follow Atkins diet with a fatty liver and high ALTs? Atkins diet involves eating high amount of fats and very low carb
Consider a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, such as the Atkins diet. What effects does this diet have on the liver?
Work.: The liver is a truly amazing organ.That we can abuse it with all the bad things we do and it keeps chugging along is remarkable.A healthy liver can handle the high fat&protein atkins diet is proof.But what happens after you quit the diet? Most of my patients have gained all plus some after the diet.Best "diet" for weight loss is weight watchers, followed by continued calorie restriction& exercise! ...Read more
High fiber: Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes. Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimizes rapid glucose excursion which can mismatch Insulin rise (via injection/bolus). You also should know that fiber is not accounted for when you calculate your carb intake before administering insulin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can increase risk: High protein and low carb diets have been shown to increase kidney acid load, thereby increasing kidney stone risk. This diet can also increase calcium in the urine. Increased animal protein increases kidney excretion of oxalate, a chemical that combines with calcium to make one type of kidney stone. ...Read more
Does digestive enzymes help digestion when you are on a high protein diet? I'm having problems with constipation
Depends: Depends on the stone type, but fluid intake is a much more influential variable. ...Read more
No evidence: There is no evidence to suggest that a low glycemic index diet will help hypothyroid disease. Taking enough thyroid hormone to get thyroid levels into the normal range is the best treatment for hypothyroidism. However, a low GI diet may help someone lose weight and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. ...Read more
Eating high intake of potassium rich diet ( 7 banana/ day) and other fruits, yet my potassium level is 3.3, is issue with kidney. Anything needed done?
Low potassium: Benicar/hct has a diuretic that causes potassium (k) magnesium (m) losses in your urine. Ask your physician (p) to check your serum m level. If low, it needs to be repleted as k can't be elevated until the m is within normal limits. If your m is normal, ask your p to check your blood and serum k. If your urine is high in k with a low blood k level, you may have a kidney issue, see a nephrologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My long list of symptoms indicates malnourishment, despite protein/complex carbohydrate-rich diet and supplements. Specialists are stumped. Help!
Keep a journal: I would like to see a food journal of what you are eating, portion, and amounts of food eaten. I would have a dietician do an analysisof the amounts eaten first, if it seems that your intake is adequate, the next step is to look for evidence of malabsorption or processing problems. ...Read more
Would a vegetarian diet high in oxalate foods such as green leafy vegetables beans and wheat be likely to cause kidney stones?
Kidney Stones: • Vegetables highest in oxalate and lowest in calcium a pose the highest potential risk: beat greens, rhubarb, chard, tea. • If oxalate and calcium levels in a food are balanced, they stay in the gut and do not reach the kidneys. • Dehydration, excessive vitamin C, and excess Salt contribute to kidney stones. • High protein, meat-rich diets are associated with more kidney stones ...Read more
Do high carb, low fat, and low protein diets like the banana diet work and are they healthy? I've heard many have lost significant weight bc of it.
Constipation and severely reduced appetite? And mild weight gain? I walk/cycle for exercise and eat a whole foods vegan diet and drink tons of water.
GI symptoms: Please see your doc who may refer you to a GI specialist. If all is well then see a nutritionist. Are you following the vegan diet correctly? One diet does not fit all. We respond differently. Consider experimenting to see what food plan works best for you. Probiotics may be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Yes but: With any vegetarian diet, it is hard to get all the nutrients your body needs. A raw diet will make it harder, still. However, switching to a healthier vegetarian diet should help control diabetes and high blood pressure if it is associated with exercise and weight loss. If you are serious, make an appointment with a registered dietitian to make sure you get all the nutrients you need. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not well.: That would not be the best approach for most people. Balanced diet to include at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day; at least 5 servings of veggies and 4 servings of fruit per day , healthy but limited fat intake, reduced junk carbs and appropriate sources of protein is optimum. Calories burned must exceed calories in. ...Read more
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
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