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Doctor insights on: Can Too Much Protein Hurt Your Kidneys

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Can too much green tea hurt your kidneys?

Can too much green tea hurt your kidneys?

Green Tea?: Not aware of renal problems but is can cause diuresis. Overdose of green tea (usually extract) may lead to irritability, insomnia, irregular or rapid heart rate, muscle twitching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, liver damage, trouble breathing, dizziness, fever, confusion, hallucinations, diuresis, seizures, loss of consciousness ; even death. ...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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If you eat too much protein, can you hurt your body?

If you eat too much protein, can you hurt your body?

Yes: It can be bad for your kidneys, and does not directly build muscle. See your doctor for a diet that is right for you. ...Read more

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Does drinking too much fluid/ water put strain on kidneys, making them work harder? In general what to do keep kidneys healthy?

Does drinking too much fluid/ water put strain on kidneys, making them work harder? In general what to do keep kidneys healthy?

Not usually.: A normal healthy person without any underlying kidney disease does a pretty good job of balancing all the water and electrolytes going through the body. Uncommonly, a long distance runner can drink too much water to the point of dangerously low sodium. Eating well and exercising - anything to help prevent diabetes and high blood pressure - will help keep the kidneys healthy! ...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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What happens when you eat too much protein? Something about too much nitrogen in your system?

What happens when you eat too much protein? Something about too much nitrogen in your system?

That's right: This is only a problem for people with kidney disease however. If you have kidney failure, one should not eat too much protein; how much you can eat depends on how severe the kidney disease is and how much you weigh. Most studies have shown that people who have normal kidneys can tolerate a high protein diet just fine. ...Read more

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Can you damage your body by drinking too much water too quickly?

Can you damage your body by drinking too much water too quickly?

Sometimes: If you drink too much water in a short period of time such as a gallon in a 1 to 2 hour period this can cause hyponatremia which can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water hurt the lungs?

Can drinking too much water hurt the lungs?

Water: No, excessive water drinking( gallons) can cause electrolyte disturbance in the body. ...Read more

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Does eating too much supplements kill your kidney or liver?

Does eating too much supplements kill your kidney or liver?

Maybe: Several vitamins or minerals or herbals included in "supplements" can be dangerous at high doses. Please discuss your supplement use with your doctor who is best suited to advise you about your health. ...Read more

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Can too much protein be bad for the body?

Can too much protein be bad for the body?

Protein-Mayo clinic: 'Some high-protein diets restrict carbohydrate intake so much that they can result in nutritional deficiencies or insufficient fiber, which can cause health problems such as constipation and diverticulitis. . A high-protein diet may worsen kidney function in people with kidney disease because your body may have trouble eliminating all the waste products of protein metabolism.' -Mayo Clinic ...Read more

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What medications can cause too much creatine in kidneys?

See below: Ask your doctor, there is a long list of medications which can affect function and raise creatinine levels in the blood test, which indicates kidney damage common is advil, aleve, (naproxen) celebrex some antibiotics, etc. ...Read more

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Does drinking too much liquor make your body twitch?

Does drinking too much liquor make your body twitch?

Sure : Minimal alcohol consumption should not cause any physical issues, however, larger sudden or chronic alcohol consumption can cause numerous symptoms: tremors, shaking, liver damage and even seizure. Contact you doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How much protein can your body absorb?

How much protein can your body absorb?

The protein you eat: All the protein you eat will be absorped as long as your digestive system is normal. The recommended daily allowance of protein is 46 grm for women and 56 grm for men. ...Read more

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Does drinking too much water cause my bladder to leak?

Does drinking too much water cause my bladder to leak?

No: I assume you mean you are having some incontinence, where you are letting out small amounts of urine when you do not intend to. This can have many causes, but just drinking water or too much water isn't a cause, its just unmasking the problem. You need to see your pcp, ob/gyn or a urologist if its a problem. If you have had childbirth, this is a common cause, but there are many others. ...Read more

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Is it possible to over work kidneys by drinking too much water?

Is it possible to over work kidneys by drinking too much water?

No: You will just develop a very dilute urine and probably get more thirsty if you continue this. You need about 6-8 glasses of fluid daily, more if hot and sweaty or sick. ...Read more

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Could drinking too much water cause kindey to hurt?

Could drinking too much water cause kindey to hurt?

Water intake: If you are not dehydrated or taking a medication that might signal water retention, then you excrete the water you drink within 2-6 hours. The more you drink, that much is excreted. The kidney can swell some, and this can ache. The ureteral pelvis can swell but would not ache as much. Maximum rate of excretion is about 750--1000 cc per hour. Remember 1000 cc is 1 quart, or 4 cups (8 oz per cup). ...Read more

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How much damage does drinking with mono hurt your liver?

How much damage does drinking with mono hurt your liver?

Mono causes: inflammation of the liver and elevation of your liver enzymes. Your liver is not working as well while you have mono. Since alcohol is metabolized in the liver, you should not drink any alcohol if you have mono. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to develop diabetes from eating too much sugar and drinking too much water?

Would it be possible to develop diabetes from eating too much sugar and drinking too much water?

No: Diabetes is a condition of lack of enough Insulin or lack of response of the body to insulin. You can not cause it by eating too much sugar or drinking too much water. When you have it, you cannot eat too much sugar as your body will not be able to metabolize it. ...Read more

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What does too much protein in your urine mean?

What does too much protein in your urine mean?

Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. The usual system used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So 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

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