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If my sister found out she has kidney disease, should she really be on the Atkins diet?

If my sister found out she has kidney disease, should she really be on the Atkins diet?

Be careful: Atkins is not the only way to loose weight. Obviously, extreme obesity is a risk factor of kidney disease. But there are other health risks associated with high consumption of meat products and high protein diet. Increase in fats can increase the risk of heart disease. High-protein diets like that of the atkins may accelerate the loss of kidney function in people with early problems. ...Read more

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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What should be the diet plan for someone with kidney problems?

What should be the diet plan for someone with kidney problems?

Recommend: Not covering this in 400 characters or less. Working with a nutritionist would be of much more benefit to you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no gall bladder, . Would that cause my kidney problems. Should I be on a special diet.?

What to do if I have no gall bladder, . Would that cause my kidney problems. Should I be on a special diet.?

No relation: Between gallbladder surgery and kidney disease. Your diet should be directed by your doctor who knows the significance or severity of your kidney issues. ...Read more

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What diet is for kidney problems?

What diet is for kidney problems?

Depends on problem: Diet restriction depends on the problem. Chronic kidney disease- usually sodium, potassium, and some protein restriction; possibly phosphorus restriction. Stone disease usually increased water intake. Always check with your doctor and may be nephrologist before making any changes in the diet. ...Read more

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Will having 6 eggs (4 yolks) per day cause kidney problems? I workout. 6 days per week vigorous. I do have a 3000 calorie. Well balanced. Diet

Will having 6 eggs (4 yolks) per day cause kidney problems? I workout. 6 days per week vigorous. I do have a 3000 calorie. Well balanced. Diet

NO: I know of no evidence that eating a lot of eggs will cause kidney problems. In someone who already has kidney failure a low-protein diet is advisable to prevent progression of the disease, but high protein should not cause problems in someone with healthy kidneys. However, I strongly advise that you (and everyone) eat only organic eggs; otherwise it is likely from chickens fed gmo corn &/or soy. ...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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Can small children have kidney problems?

Can small children have kidney problems?

Very much so: Children can be born with congenital kidney problems of various dgerees of severity & can develop kiney problems as small children. Children can have polycystic, multicystic or dysplastic kidneys. Horseshoe or ectopic kidneys. Hydronephrotic obstructed kidneys either in single or one segment or both segments of a duplex kidney. Pyelonephritis, glomerulonephtitis, hemolytic- uremic syndrome, etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can give you kidney problems?

Please tell me what can give you kidney problems?

Several Conditions: Following can cause kidney problems
1diabetese mellitus
2uncontrolled high blood pressure
3kidney conditions like polycystic kidneys, pyelonephritis, glomerulonephritis or problem you are born with
4narrow or blocked renal arteries
5long term use of meds that are toxic to kidneys like nsaids like ibuprophen;celebrex
but diabetese and high blood pressure are most common leading to kidney failure. ...Read more

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If I exercise regularly should I be less likely to have kidney problems?

Good general health: Not related. However, you need to keep up with your fluid intake and avoid dehdration to reduce risk of kidney stones. ...Read more

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Does diabetes cause kidney problems?

Does diabetes cause kidney problems?

Diabetic nephropathy: Diabetes causing high blood sugar can damage kidneys because sugar is filtered by kidney glomeruli. High blood sugar damages the filters so that larger molecules such as protein, which normall are retained, escape through the filters causing proteinuria or albuninuria which damages kidneys firther.Kidney damage causes hypertension whichs adds to damage. Early diagnosis & treatment can slow disease. ...Read more

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Can glutathione IV cause kidney problems?

Can glutathione IV cause kidney problems?

Not likely: Glutathione is produced naturally by the liver and I'm not aware of any toxicity problems with it. It is sometimes actually given to patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis. Any other questions can be answered by your pharmacist who has more access to this information. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could the Atkins diet work?

Can you tell me how could the Atkins diet work?

Ok... it doesn't: First, it mostly has been found to not be different from any other diet (total calories is what matters), but harder to follow and more people bail out. There are several reasons it might work: mostly, if you change diet, you don't have the same cues to eat and you eat less. Other theories have no support.
https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/1708440999? token=378a5145 maybe helpful ...Read more

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Can I have some tips on the Atkins diet please!?

Can I have some tips on the Atkins diet please!?

Keep it simple.: Try to keep in mind the the Atkin's diet is merely a principle or a road map to follow. Simply stated, try to keep your carbohydrate intake at a reasonably low level. For most people, this is the most difficult row to hoe. Never the less your success depends on it. ...Read more

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Is cheese bad for people having kidney problems?

Kidney problems: It depends on the kidney problem. For people with chronic kidney disease or who or on dialysis, cheese has alot of phosphorus and that can build up in the body. If someone is having stones or other bladder infections, cheese should not directly effect the kidneys. ...Read more

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Could not drinking enough cause kidney problems?

Could not drinking enough cause kidney problems?

Yes it can: Most common problem is development of kidney stones due to hyper-concentration of urine ; crystallisation of urinary salts. Also increase risk f urinary infections which could ascend from bladder, cause pyelonephritis ; damage kidneys. ...Read more

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Can taking glutathione IV cause kidney problems?

Can taking glutathione IV cause kidney problems?

In fact: Glutathione IV is GIVEN in patients with kidney failure to supposedly help "tired blood" (anemia) There are no scientifically based medical studies showing the effectiveness of supplementing this chemical which is produced in large quantities in normal LIVER.
MY OPINION ONLY
Hope it helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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How can Atkins diet work and what is it all about?

How can Atkins diet work and what is it all about?

Suppressing insulin!: Suppressing Insulin is key. By doing so, fatty acid synthase decreases up to 90%, making it quite difficult to put fat into adipocytes. Remember, eating very low glycemic protein and fats, fiber, and certain carbs blocks Insulin secretion. The body converts to preferential utilization of triglycerides and free fatty acids! ...Read more

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Desperate for the Atkins diet! How do I get started?

Desperate for the Atkins diet! How do I get started?

Please, read book!: Read his book first. The "carbohydrate addict's" book is also good. Check the internet by googleing your questions is also a good idea! I have been on a low carb diet since 1995. BP and lipid profiles best in my life. Went from 238 to 196 and have not gained anything back! ...Read more

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To what extent is the Atkins diet safe and effective?

To what extent is the Atkins diet safe and effective?

Fairly safe for 30 d: Can raisse cholesterol and contribute to proteinosis, among other risks. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat on the Atkins diet?

Please suggest what foods can I eat on the Atkins diet?

Protein and fat: Any protein and fat is allowed on the atkins diet. You avoid fruits and vegetables which have some form of sugars. Protein and fat can be meat, chicken, fish, eggs, turkey, ham, pork, etc. So for example- breakfast might be eggs and sausage. Lunch might be chicken and ribs, dinner might be lamb chops. You wouldn't have beans or legumes, no potatos, no rice, and no fruits. ...Read more

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I had a creatinine level 109, do you think I have kidney problems? Thanks

I had a creatinine level 109, do you think I have kidney problems? Thanks

Ask your doctor...: Without the source of specimen like urine or blood and their units of value, it is impossible to what 109 may refer to. Besides, always correlate the lab reports with clinical pictures. How to sort all the related things out for good care? Follow suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish... More? Welcome to contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin... ...Read more

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Can Atkins diet raise cholesterol levels?

Can Atkins diet raise cholesterol levels?

Generally no: Rmoval of carbohydrates from the diet will lowered appetite.

Dietary cholesterol is not a cause of elevated cholesterol in spite of drug company statements.
Cholesterol elevation inmost patients is due to elevated toxin levels in the body, .
A good detox program to remove heavy metals and solvents and pesticides will lower cholesterol. Toto. ...Read more

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How much meat is too much meat when on Atkins diet?

How much meat is too much meat when on Atkins diet?

Atkin's diet: Since Healthtap physicians are asked not to endorse product lines – would recommend that you refer directly to the Atkin's website. ...Read more

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I have never-ending UTI kidney problems. What should I do?

I have never-ending UTI kidney problems. What should I do?

See a Urologist: You need to see a kidney specialist. A urologist is a specialist in bladder and kidney problems. You might need a cystoscopy (a scope looking into the bladder) as part of the evaluation process. Have your Primary doctor help you start the work-up process and refer you to a Urologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it's like to bee on the Atkins diet?

Can you tell me what it's like to bee on the Atkins diet?

Horrible.: Highest drop out rate of most common diets. under 50% last a week. Not clear that it has even slight benefit compared to any other.
But... all the addiction literature would say this is like choosing a particular brand of cocaine... misses the issue.
Count calories, exercise, 500-1000 net out per day.
FInd what the issues are.
https://www. Kickstarter. Com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet ...Read more

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What is the relation of fissurr/fistula with kidney problems?

What is the relation of fissurr/fistula with kidney problems?

Clarify: Av fistula means connection between artery and vein. This is created surgically either on the wrist, forearm or arm. The blood flow through the artery reaches the vein through this surgucal correction makes the vein thicker and easier to cannulate for dialysis. Infection rate is low as this is one's own blood vessel- no synthetic graft or catheter. ...Read more

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If you have kidney problems and drink too much water what can happen?

Water kidney problem: If you have severe chronic kidney disease and you drink too much water, fluid retention may occur due to the diseased kidneys not excreting enough water. Loop diuretics may then be needed to help eliminate the excess water. ...Read more

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What are considered the common vegetarian food/ food products for the Atkins diet?

Any of....: Morning star farms meat substitutes (griilers-sausage, etc without excessive carbs. This canrivore likes their products! Eas and atkin's shakes and protein bars (do contain whey-so not for vegan). ...Read more

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


Dr. George Klauber
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Kidney Problems (Definition)

Kidney problems are clinical findings that are likely due to kidney issues and include mid-back pain on one side, pain with urination, decreased urination, bubbly ...Read more