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What are the effects of eating too much protein? Is it truly bad for your kidneys?

What are the effects of eating too much protein?  Is it truly bad for your kidneys?

Too much is no good: No storage-all for structure and function (enzymes to do chem reactions). Can only add so much into the body/day. Intake in excess needs to be dealt with. Xs nitrogen in protein dealt as waste product by kidneys-might strain and increase damage to already damaged kidneys. Xs intake broken down to components-carbon chain into glucose and stored as glycogen or fat. 0.8-1.5gm/kg wt is plenty for most. ...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


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How does high protein diets hurt kidneys?

How does high protein diets hurt kidneys?

Potentially yes: High protein diets are potentially harmful because the protein load induces an increase in kidney filter pressure to excrete unused protein. The technical term is hyperfiltration and glomerular hypertension. The thought is the higher pressures induce more shear force injury on the walls of the kidney filter blood vessels damaging them and thus hastening the decline in kidney function. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm diabetic with too much protein and the kidneys arent filtering.?

What to do if i'm diabetic with too much protein and the kidneys arent filtering.?

Find a Nephrologist : You have to know your blood urea and creatinine level ( BUN ; cr ) and the cr clearance, which shows how much you kidneys are working. To decrease protein in urine your dr. Put you on an ace inhibitor anti hypertensive medication which also prevents more damage to the kidney and your blood sugar need to be under control. (hba1c). If filtration rate drops. ...Read more

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I usually eat 2-3cups of spinach a day ( on my green /protein smoothie) friend told me consuming too much spinach can cause kidney stones,trueormith?

I usually eat 2-3cups of spinach a day ( on my green /protein smoothie) friend told me consuming too much spinach can cause kidney stones,trueormith?

Spinach and oxalate: Is true - be careful - Spinach is rich in oxalate; calcium oxalate forms 80% of stones in adults; many foods contain oxalate, only nine foods are believed to increase importantly in the urine and then promote kidney stone formation. They are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans It is best to avoid these foods. Drink 3 to 4 liters per day ...Read more

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I have a chronic kidney disease stage 4, still stable since 2009. I want to gain muscles but i cannot consume too much protein. Any alternative?

I have a chronic kidney disease stage 4, still stable since 2009. I want to gain muscles but i  cannot consume too much protein. Any alternative?

Training: It is not necessary to take in large amounts of protein to gain muscle mass, despite what the vitamin stores advertise. What is essential is consistent resistance training. With your condition, you can work out but avoiding increasing your protein intake is crucial to keeping your kidneys stable. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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