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Doctor insights on: Can Protein Supplements Cause Protein In The Urine

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Can protein supplements cause weight gain in women?

Can protein supplements cause weight gain in women?

Depends: In most cases not necessarily; but depending what supplement we are discussing (and what woman, for example severely emaciated, special conditions, etc.). ...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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Diagnosed with anorexia-no appetite what so ever, eating well but not picking up weight, protein supplements not helping. Appetite loss was sudden. Cause?

Diagnosed with anorexia-no appetite what so ever, eating well but not picking up weight, protein supplements not helping. Appetite loss was sudden. Cause?

See a doctor: And do this now, but not er. You need to have a full detailed history, physical examination and probably basic lab profile and perhaps further studies based upon those findings. Use a primary care physician first and go from there. Good luck in working this out. ...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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Which whey protein supplements will causes muscle gain but does not cause massive weight gain?

Which whey protein supplements will causes muscle gain but does not cause massive weight gain?

All if used right: I don't know of any whey protein powder that causes "massive weight gain." in general, weight gain comes from excessive starches &/or fats. Pure protein like whey does not cause this. But one will not have muscle gain just by eating whey- only by exercising as well! I strongly advise whey from grass-fed cows not given hormones & antibiotics, even better if processed at a low temperature. ...Read more

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Slight foamy urine. Spot urine test-protein 5mg/dl, creatinine 37mg/dl, albumin 2 mg/litre. Is it normal or proteinuria?

Slight foamy urine. Spot urine test-protein 5mg/dl, creatinine 37mg/dl, albumin 2 mg/litre. Is it normal or proteinuria?

Proteinuria: We generally calculate the urine protein to creatinine ratio and as long as the ratio is below 300 mg/g it is considered not significant (yours is only 135mg/g) so your proteinuria is not significant. But the Albumin level you mentioned, is it serum (blood) Albumin level? If yes, it is very low and unlikely! Please verify your Albumin level and it's source (blood or urine). ...Read more

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I've had an electrophoresis test done, serum & urine. Results show a spike in the beta and gamma regions. No monoclonal protein. What does this mean? I have proteinuria and fsgs stage 3. I am 50

I've had an electrophoresis test done, serum & urine. Results show a spike in the beta and gamma regions. No monoclonal protein. What does this mean? I have proteinuria and fsgs stage 3. I am 50

What is FSGS?: Please do not use abbreviations....They mean different things to different people.
Ask your doctor to advise you about any relationship of your electrophoresis report to your underlying problem. I do not think this report is of any consequence or concern. ...Read more

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With protein in my urine, do I have to eat less protein? If yes I should not eat ocean fish, in which case I have to supplement with Omega-3 fish oil?

With protein in my urine, do I have to eat less protein? If yes I should not eat ocean fish, in which case I have to supplement with Omega-3 fish oil?

None of the above.: Protein in urine has a multitude of causes and can vary from small amounts to truly large amounts. Treatment of your proteinuria should be directed at the cause of the proteinuria not the proteinuria per se. Protein intake may be modified depending upon your condition but this is not generally required. You should not change your protein intake without discussing with your doc. ...Read more

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Which protein supplements for getting ripped but lean?

Which protein supplements for getting ripped but lean?

Won't help: If you're on a reasonable diet with enough protein (pretty much all meat-eaters, and vegetarians who know what they are doing), protein supplements are useless unless you're building mass. Focus on aerobic fitness instead. Consider training with triathletes. ...Read more

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Can taking protein supplements osteoporosis?

Can taking protein supplements osteoporosis?

Not sure if you: Are asking about protein supplements treating osteoporosis or causing osteoporosis. Protein supplementation will neither treat or cause osteoporosis. Treatment consists of calcium supplementation and sometimes additional medication to build bone density. Causes are genetic, lack of exercise and lack of calcium intake. ...Read more

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How safe are protein supplements for lean mass gain?

Very: Buy them from a reputable supplier sealed. Sometimes well-intentioned folks at the gym will put goodness-knows-what in your "protein shake." this is a great choice and I'm glad you're pursuing a fitness lifestyle. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to take expired protein supplements (powder)?

Is it a bad idea to take expired protein supplements (powder)?

Yes: Substances, whether grown in a field or created in a laboratory or factory, change over time. They can lose potency, and/or they can lose nutrient value. The expiration date is the outer edge of when the manufacturer will guarantee potency and/or nutrient value. Beyond that time, you may be taking something that will either not have the desired effect or possibly have a negative one. ...Read more

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Should you give protein supplements for a child that does not eat meat?

Amino acids: Need Amino Acids which is breakdown products of protein for body. A simple thing is to give peanut butter 1/2 tsp or almond butter will supplement protein needs. ...Read more

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Is protein supplements and preworkouts really effctive? Any side effects?

Muscle building: Muscle are composed of protein, so when stimulating muscle growth through weight lifting, it is essential to have protein in your diet. This can be real food, or supplements. ...Read more

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What should I eat for a healthy body? I take protein supplements. Is that okay?

What should I eat for a healthy body? I take protein supplements. Is that okay?

Healthy diet: Protein supplements won't give you the health benefits you might be expecting (while there's probably little harm to them). Focus on avoiding sugars and white carbs (white bread, rice, etc). Get lots of fiber - the stringy stuff from fruits and vegetables. Healthy lean protein like turkey, chicken. Avoid anything that can sit on a shelf for weeks without spoiling. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the advantages of taking protein supplements after weight training?

Muscle growth: Presumably you are lifting weights to increase your muscle size and strength. Your muscles need protein to build themselves after weight lifting. Ingesting protein following your weight lifting supplies your muscles with what they need to enlarge. ...Read more

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Is pure protein a good brand for protein supplements and are there any harmful ingredients in it?

Avoid: Avoid protein supplements as the body does not need excess protein and some researchers believe it is linked to increase risk of cancer and auto-immune disease when taken in high dosages. Get your protein from food sources such as lentils, beans, nuts, and wild salmon. ...Read more

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I'm working out in the gym. Weight training and cardio. Goal = get in shape. Want to know about protein supplements. Good n bad. What's best?

Get protein from foo: You sound like you are on a great program for getting in shape. I would talk with a trainer about protein supplements. I believe that if you are eating correctly, you will need need supplements. They are often recommended as meal relplacements which is not a good idea. If you are in the beginning of your diet and exercise plan, and are beginning to see results, don't change anything right now. ...Read more

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Have recently joined gym&my trainer adviced me to take protein supplements. I don't want to take it. How can I avoid it without affecting results.?

Have recently joined gym&my trainer adviced me to take protein supplements. I don't want to take it. How can I avoid it without affecting results.?

Just calculate what: U get in Ur deit & all other sources. U require 50gms/day. If U R getting this in Ur diet, & no more then a supplement should B used in conjunction with Ur workout. There is nothing wrong with supplements as long as U do not overuse them. Always read the label, & B sure what else is in the supplement. Whey protein is a good 1. Consume some during the workout, & the rest @ the end.20-30grms is fine. ...Read more

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What protein supplements should a vegan take?

Beans: Most fruits and vegetables have a relatively low amount of protein, usually in the 5-6 percent range or so. Nuts, beans, and even humus have quite a bit higher levels of protein and are often used because of that. There is a book called forks over knives that has vegan recipes in it if you are interested. ...Read more

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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...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