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What to do if i ate 5 little raw red kidney beans from a bag 10 minutes ago, should I be concerned?

What to do if i ate 5 little raw red kidney beans from a bag 10 minutes ago, should I be concerned?

Probably OK...: How are you doing now after eating 5 little raw red kidney beans? If ok, don't concern. Kidney bean is nutrition-rich edible and there has been no word saying something bad about it. But we know eating it after cooked is tastier and easier to chew and swallow; so why would you want to eat it raw? Note: practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession is the way to live on. ...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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Ureteroscopic Kidney stone removal 10 days ago. 39.8 temp and rapid heartbeat, plus urine dark red again. Double J stent fitted. What could be causing?

Ureteroscopic Kidney stone removal 10 days ago. 39.8 temp and rapid heartbeat, plus urine dark red again. Double J stent fitted. What could be causing?

Infection: You likely have an infection in your kidney and around the stent you should be seen today by your urologist, or if they are not available, at the emergency department. ...Read more

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24yr old male Last night Severe sharp pain in pelvic/kidney area thing I passed a stone Now there's LOTS of dark red blood in urine is ER necessary?

24yr old male Last night Severe sharp pain in pelvic/kidney area thing I passed a stone Now there's LOTS of dark red blood in urine is ER necessary?

You need Med-checkup: Blood in the urine should stop once the stone has been passed out. Drink ample fluids today. If your urine is not clear like water by tomorrow, then you need to go see a physician. ER is only necessary if you have pain or fever which should then require immediate attention. Otherwise outpatient medical care should be adequate. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of consuming white kidney beans?

What are the proven advantages of consuming white kidney beans?

Protein & high fiber: High fiber helps prevent constipation, reduces cholesterol production in body satisfies hunger with relatively few calories. Good, inexpensive source of protein. Contains antioxidants, Folic Acid & thiamine good for heart, brain & possibly anti-aging. Can reasonably be considered a "health food". ...Read more

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Any studies to support white kidney bean extract is a starch blocker.

Any studies to support white kidney bean extract is a starch blocker.

Starch blocker: Yes. Please go online and search for kidney bean extract. That said, do you really want to take kidney bean extract./ There are other foods. ...Read more

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Something wrong with eating 1/2 cup sodium free beans (black, kidney, garbanzo, pinto) a day? I'm 18 5'9 male 166 lbs high bodyfat , tryin 2 lose lbs.

Something wrong with eating 1/2 cup sodium free beans (black, kidney, garbanzo, pinto) a day? I'm 18 5'9 male 166 lbs high bodyfat , tryin 2 lose lbs.

Excellent choice: Beans are an excellent food for trying to lose weight because they make you feel full and are a great source for many vitamins and minerals. ...Read more

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I had a kidney transplant 3 years ago I will like to know if a can use white kidney beans for my diet?

I had a kidney transplant 3 years ago I will like to know if a can use white kidney beans for my diet?

Cannelloni are high…: in phosphorus, a mineral that should be avoided by those with poor kidney function; often such pts are Rx'd phosphate binding meds to take w/ meals. If your kidney function tests (BUN, creatinine, creatinine clearance, etc) & sugar control are good, U should be able to eat those beans occasionally, but check with your nephrologist (kidney specialist) first to get his/her OK ...Read more

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How many calories in chapati with kidney beans ?

How many calories in chapati with kidney beans ?

I don't know: Your guess is as good as mine. I am board certified in kidney medicine/nephrology and not kidney beanology. Ask a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Does white kidney bean extract blocks carbohydrates??

Does white kidney bean extract blocks carbohydrates??

ThisIsAQuote:: "Starch blockers are made from white kidney beans, which have a natural chemical called amylase, which helps digest complex carbohydrates.When amylase is blocked,those carbs pass through the body undigested,so you don't absorb the calories.Some need a prescription. They are calledacarbose(Precose),and miglitol (Glyset).These are used as treatments for blood sugar control.You can get them OTC too ...Read more