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Doctor insights on: High Meat Intake And Elevated Creatinine

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Lt ankle/foot always swollen slight-large amt, 2yrs. Bun/creatinine levels run high. High protein intake. No salt-restricted diet. Causes of swelling?

Lt ankle/foot always swollen slight-large amt, 2yrs. Bun/creatinine levels run high. High protein intake. No salt-restricted diet. Causes of swelling?

Renal & venous probs: An elevated BUN & creatinine for 2 yrs. Means that you have chronic renal disease. You are on the worst possible diet for this, which should be low protein and low sodium. The swelling may be due to this + chronic venous insufficiency, which is more likely--for anatomic reasons--to occur in left leg. An internist specializing in kidney disease (nephrologist) is whose care you should be under. ...Read more

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more


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Is it a good idea to eat animal organs if I want to reduce meat intake? Are organs counted as meat too?

Is it a good idea to eat animal organs if I want to reduce meat intake? Are organs counted as meat too?

NOt good idea: Animal organs are even higher in cholesterol than the meat. I do not suggested animal organs to reduce meat intake. Instead, I would suggest more fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, nuts and seeds. ...Read more

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Will meat analogues help with protein intake?

Will meat analogues help with protein intake?

Vegetarian "meat": If you eat a variety of vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, you will get all the protein you need. Meat analogues certainly have lots of protein, but one drawback is that they are highly processed. They also tend to be high in sodium. Use them sparingly if you do use them to wean off flesh-based food. ...Read more

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Is meat good for men health ? ? i dont eat it . what should be other way of protein intake ?

Is meat good for men health ? ? i dont eat it . what should be other way of protein intake ?

Eat fish: Avoid red meat as much as possible since it is high in cholesterol and it can increase your chance of having colon cancer eat white meat specially fish it is more healthy for your heart and your digestive system ...Read more

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If I'm considering a vegetarian diet, what are some of the best non-meat, non-soy sources of protein and iron to ensure my intake is adequate?

If I'm considering a vegetarian diet, what are some of the best non-meat, non-soy sources of protein and iron to ensure my intake is adequate?

Beans/nuts/greens: The best sources of protein for vegetarians are beans and nuts. Eggs are good also unless you will be vegan. Beans and green vegetables are great sources of iron. Taking a multivitamin is probably a good idea as well ...Read more

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Lightheaded weak and tired i don't feel that i get the right amount of iron intake daily i don't eat meat..Could i be anemic awful headaches aswell?

Lightheaded weak and tired i don't feel that i get the right amount of iron intake daily i don't eat meat..Could i be anemic awful headaches aswell?

Weak/Iron: Yes, you could be anemic but your doc will tell you for sure. If that is the case it can be taken care of even if you don't eat meat. A nutritionist can give you guidance. You are especially at risk as a young woman. ...Read more

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