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Is eating a high protein diet bad for your kidney health?

Is eating a high protein diet bad for your kidney health?

It can be: A high protein diet can affect kidney health. This occurs because diets rich in protein can damage the glomerular membrane (a "filter" in the kidneys) and lead to kidney disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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If someone was loosing potassium due to a health problem like kidneys etc, would you expect it to be low even with a good diet?

If someone was loosing potassium due to a health problem like kidneys etc, would you expect it to be low even with a good diet?

Possible: The potassium (K) in the body is the balance between what you take in your diet and what you lose either in the urine (due to medications like diuretics or due to some kidney diseases that cause K wasting) or due to loss in stool such as diarrhea.And in most of those conditions we prescribe K supplements and high K diet.High K diet includes dairies, bananas,oranges,nuts,tomato,potato to name a few ...Read more

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Tips to increase kidney health?

Kidney health: Keep well hydrated with water. You should drink half your weight in ounces every day. If you weigh 150 pounds you should drink 75 ounces of water daily. ...Read more

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Tell me some good nutrition for kidneys healths?

Tell me some good nutrition for kidneys healths?

Less protein: 1 gm /kg of body wt, protein restriction. Avoiding meds like Motrin, Ibuprofen, NSAIDs,Hydration, Treating gout ( avoid specific food), HTN, DM properly. ...Read more

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Are diets good for people that have bad kidneys?

Are diets good for people that have bad kidneys?

Usually Not: Most weight lowering diets substitute protein for fat. High protein diets are not recommended for patients with advanced kidney disease. ...Read more

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Special diet for people who had kidney dysfunction?

Special diet for people who had kidney dysfunction?

Yes: Dietary modifications are a main way of coping with reduced kidney function and can allow for adequate health delaying the need for dialysis. Protein, phosphate and sodium restrictions are common with potassium restriction added at later stages. ...Read more

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Does donating your kidney affect your overall health?

Does donating your kidney affect your overall health?

Well,: A person can lead an active, normal life with only one kidney. One kidney is sufficient to keep the body healthy. After recovering from surgery, a donor can work, drive, exercise and participate in sports, though contact sports are not recommended. A donor can continue in all types of occupations, including military duty. ...Read more

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What health issues are possible if one only has one kidney?

What health issues are possible if one only has one kidney?

Usually none: If a person has a good, healthy single kidney, she won't have any symptoms or problems until someday her one kidney starts to decrease in kidney function. ...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