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Can whey protein cause infection in intestine?

Can whey protein cause infection in intestine?

If contaminated: Infections are caused by organisms such as bacteria and viruses. If your immune system is impaired or the product contains disease causing organisms, then yes you can get an infection. It's not the whey protein that is the problem, although i'm not a fan of whey protein in general. Get your protein from egg whites, chickpeas, nuts, wild fish, etc. Instead. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Can an increase in IgG + IgA proteins in the blood (serum) cause an overflow and therefore protein in the urine?

Can an increase in IgG + IgA proteins in the blood (serum) cause an overflow and therefore protein in the urine?

If kidney diseased..: Kidneys can leak protein if the kidneys are diseased. Proteinuria is a very sensitive predictor of development of progressive renal insufficiency, particularly when looking at high molecular weight proteins such as immunoglobulin g (igg), as predictors of chronic kidney disease progression. In some cases, mild proteinuria can occur without kidney disease. ...Read more

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What would cause protein in urine?

What would cause protein in urine?

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! ...Read more

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Do chia seeds cause protein in urine?

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. ...Read more

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What can cause trace amounts of ketones in the urine?

What can cause trace amounts of ketones in the urine?

Fat breakdown: A common cause of ketone production (ketosis) is fatty acid breakdown. When the body utilizes fats for energy, ketones result and some enter into the urine for excretion. A larger amount of ketones in the urine can occur in starvation, diabetes, and other conditions in which fat and fatty acid breakdown is occuring at a more substantial pace than in the normal metabolic state. ...Read more

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What causes protein in the urine?

What causes protein in the urine?

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. ...Read more

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Does amino acids and whey protein causes problems in kidneys?

Does amino acids and whey protein causes problems in kidneys?

Here are some ...: All available studies have revealed no conclusive evidence to cause kidney damage although possible increased risk of renal stone and possible stress onto the already sick kidneys. Generally speaking, their use for ordinary healthy kidneys should be okay and poses no known risk to the kidneys. More? To http://www.livestrong.com/article/261806-whey-protein-kidney-damage/. Best wishes ... ...Read more

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What causes protein and bacteria in the urine?

What causes protein and bacteria in the urine?

Infection: Bacteria indicates a urinary infection, and at times you can get protein in the urine with an infection. There are other causes of protein in the urine by itself which usually are caused by one of many kidney disease states. ...Read more

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Could protein drinks cause high protein levels in urine?

Could protein drinks cause high protein levels in urine?

Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. Regardless of how much protein you take in, protein drinks or otherwise, normal kidneys/urinary system should not be allowing any protein in there. If protein is in the urine, 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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What causes protein in urine and low bun?

What causes protein in urine and low bun?

Proteinuria, low BUN: Proteinuria (p) needs to be quantified. This can be done with a 24 hour urine collection that will measure p as well as the renal function of a patient. Blood work (bw) will need to be taken. If the p > 1 gram/day, and bw does not give the p's cause, a kidney biopsy may be needed. Low BUN levels may be reflection of a low protein intake or over-hydration. See a nephrologist for more info. ...Read more

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Did Kidney Stone lead to Protein and RBC in Urine? and also WEIGHT LOSS too? If yes, in what stage weight loss occurs? and when protein in urine occur

Did Kidney Stone lead to Protein and RBC in Urine? and also WEIGHT LOSS too? If yes, in what stage weight loss occurs? and when protein in urine occur

Kidney stones: Kidney stones can definitely cause both microscopic blood or grossly noticeable blood in the urine, but not necessarily proteinuria. They don't cause weight loss per se,though. Protein in urine is usually a sign of kidney disease from inflammation, high blood pressure,diabetic nephropathy, or tumor. Hematuria and/or proteinuria require an evaluation by your physician, nephrologist or urologist ...Read more

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Does protein supplements like whey can cause pain in testicles?

Does protein supplements like whey can cause pain in testicles?

Medically, not ...: Protein supplement should have no reason to cause testes to enlarge and inflame, which may induce testicular pain. But, if still in doubt, two things you can do: first, stops using supplements and see; second, avoid masturbation and sex leading to orgasm / ejaculation for 2 weeks and see. ...Read more

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Can whey protein with milk produce positive +1 protein in urine ?

Can whey protein with milk produce positive +1 protein in urine ?

Should not: Kidney is designed to hold on to protein and not let it into the urine. +1 protein in urine, would check again in a week to a month. If + again, needs to be worked up. If negative, recheck one more time in a month. If neg, recheck again in about 6 mo. If neg again, then not to worry. If +, needs work up. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Urine analysis for UTI showed trace bacteria and small amount of protein. What can cause protein?

Urine analysis for UTI showed trace bacteria and small amount of protein. What can cause protein?

Kidney disease?: Proteinuria can be an early sign of medical kidney diseases. A nephrologist can help with some further testing. ...Read more

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Can hematuria cause trace protein in urine?

Can hematuria cause trace protein in urine?

Yes: In fact, trace proteinuria is always present when there are red cells in the urine. Trace protein isn't really worth worrying about by itself if you're otherwise healthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which protein shakes have the most amount of amino acids?

Which protein shakes have the most amount of amino acids?

Most protein grams.: The amount of proteins in the shake will define the amount of amino acids in the shake. Amino acids + amino acids = proteins. So the shake with the highest amount of calories from proteins will be the one that has the most amino acids. This does not mean specific amino acids you might be looking for. ...Read more

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Is Casein protein found in raw eggs the best kind of protein to consume when building muscle?

Is Casein protein found in raw eggs  the best kind of protein to consume when building muscle?

Casein helps: As a food supplement, casein helps build muscle mass in people doing resistance training. Be aware that it shouldn't be the only kind of protein that you take in. Every protein except red meat is recommended. Whey is also helpful, but only if taken in addition to casein. ...Read more

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What causes protein in urine?

Dr. Howard Tay Dr. Tay
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What causes protein in urine?

Protein in urine: A small amount of protein in the urine is not unusual but it is not detected by a urinalysis. The number one concern for the finding of urine is kidney disease. Other causes include urinary tract infection and inflammation of the urinary lining like a kidney stone. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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