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High Meat Intake And Elevated Creatinine
Random irregular Pain in left chest & Weak and sick feeling in whole body in a 18 year male who gets irregular exercise & high regular intake of meat?
There are many: potential causes for your symptoms which are unlikely to be related to you heart. You would benefit from a change in diet, more exercise and a thorough evaluation by a health care professional. Counseling might also be of benefit. Get to it now before this pattern is established for your whole life and you thereby shorten it! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
If I have a low iron count, what tests should be done to figure out the cause? Dietary intake should have been sufficient (lots of meat and greens)
Whoa: I'm going to assume that someone is not using the term "iron count" as a synonym for hemoglobin / hematocrit, but that you have an actual low measured serum iron and high iron binding capacity. If not, other causes of anemia must be sought. If you do, check for GI blood loss unless your monthly loss is very heavy. Contrary to "pop" disinformation, greens aren't a source of iron. Glad UR proactive. ...Read more
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?
I have a healthy diet: plenty of fruits, vegetables and meats; i drink a lot of water; my grain and diary intake is low; and I am active. I am consistently constipated. What can I do?
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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