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High Protein Diet High Creatinine Level
I exercise 6 days per week including weight training and cardio. I'm on a high protein diet and my blood work just came back with creatinine levels of 1.2. Should this be of concern?
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
Uric acid level 5.8 and creatinine level 1.3 on high protein diet with 2 scoops of whey protein... is it test high shall I stop the diet?
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your results are not abnormal and you can continue taking the supplement. ...Read more
I am doing heavy exercise and taking high protein diet since last 6mths. Now my serum creatinine is 1.8, could this be normal? I have no other symptom
Good for you!: Yes. It's usual for bodybuilders to have a serum creatinine up to 2.0. When I was lifting daily, mine ran 1.6 to 1.7. The current fad for interpreting creatinines and estimating gfr's out of context is unscientific and has caused complaints in the peer-reviewed literature from pathologists and nephrologists. Keep it up. ...Read more
Creatinine 1.65, BUN 22. I used to weightlift and have a high protein diet for years before big recent injury. High muscle mass. Should I be worried?
Elevated creatinine: The level is elevated and needs to be further evaluated. There are other tests that should be looked at. Get to your doctor ...Read more
Low creatinine serum, high creatinine clearance and normal urine cret at age 21. Totally sedentary lifestyle with high protein diet. What's thr prob?
Kidney problem?: With the information you provided, I do not think you have a problem with your kidneys. Creatinine is an indication of your kidney function and, just as important, is gives an estimation of your muscle mass. A high creatinine clearance may be seen with uncontrolled diabetes, which you do not have. Speak to the physician who ordered these tests on you for more information, he knows you best. ...Read more
Constant low blood protein levels (5.8). I am an active 57 yr male with high protein diet- donates plasma twice a week. Now levels too low to donate?
Albumen dominant &: Typically the reason the total protein is low. Healthy albumen concentrations typically 4.0 & up, 1/2 in blood only ~14 hrs. If low, this reflects liver problems, e.g. steatosis from too many carbs (converted to fat in liver) or any of a variety of other possibilities. Study: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Albumin & https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Liver for starters & seek help worthy of your trust. ...Read more
My globulin levels are elevated to a 4.2. All other things tested on my blood test were all normal. Can a high protein diet or stress cause it?
How do you feel?: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If you feel okay, I would not give this another thought. ...Read more
Can a high protein diet cause a high globulin level on blood test? Also have iron level at 49the &i enlarged spleen. Advice?
A diet: High in protein----that's all!Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes, absolutely. Lots of dietary regimens now realize the benefit of the protein diet and low carbohydrates. Gary taubes book why we get fat would be a good place to start. Also, dr. Scott rigdon. The ultimate metabolism diet. A very informative book... Check with your doctor before you start your weight loss program. ...Read more
Not really: Not to a significant extent.Get a more detailed answer ›
Protein and bread:
in general, moderation goes a long way. (i know, the term "moderation" is so overused and hard to define. Still...). A high-protein diet combined with a small portions of bread can be a useful approach to managing weight. You might consider using breads that are lower in glycemic load, such as sprouted wheat (or "flourless") breads (available at trader joe's or ezekiel brand). ...Read more
No and no: Generally this is for weight loss. The diet works either by making people so miserable that they don't eat, or loss of some muscle glycogen, or changing the cues for eating. All of these will be messed up by even small amounts of bread. Furthermore, the whole question implies trying to get out of eating less and exercising more and how to bail out on dieting. ...Read more
No: Reducing calories causes weight loss.Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I have recently began a high protein diet. I am not overly strict but was wondering if my diet could include bread at any point?
Bread: In general, moderation goes a long way. (i know, the term "moderation" is so overused and hard to define. Still...). A high-protein diet combined with a small portions of bread can be a useful approach to managing weight. You might consider using breads that are lower in glycemic load, such as sprouted wheat (or "flourless") breads (available at trader joe's or ezekiel brand). ...Read more
Nutrition today is quite complex. Why? The food industry has made every form of artificial food whether it be protein, fat, or carbs; available to consumers. Try to eat fresh, natural-organic foods, usually a balance of 15-25 % protein, 15-25% fat, and 50-75 complex carb---fruits. And veggies not much breads, rice or starchy
foods. Lots of water at least 2 liters a day. ...Read more
Size, activity, age: Our protein needs depend on our age, size, and activity level. To estimate your minimum daily protein requirement multiply the body weight in pounds by. 37. This is the number of grams of protein that should be the daily minimum. According to this method, a person weighing 150 lbs. Should eat 55 grams of protein per day. If you don't have kidney problems then you can take in more than this amount. ...Read more
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