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Doctor insights on: How Much Protein Does A 60 Year Old Woman Need

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I am a 61 year old woman who is a vegetarian. I eat nuts, eggs, fish, and cheese for protein. I am losing hair. The cause? I am not real fond of fresh greens, but I eat a lot of citrus fruit, and sometimes fresh green vegetables. I drink soy milk. Cou

I am a 61 year old woman who is a vegetarian. I eat nuts, eggs, fish, and cheese for protein. I am losing hair. The cause? I am not real fond of fresh greens, but I eat a lot of citrus fruit, and sometimes fresh green vegetables. I drink soy milk. Cou

There: There is a possibility that your hair loss could be from your diet (iron deficiency) or it could be from another cause such as a thyroid disorder, hereditary hair loss, over styling, a scalp condition, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or even lupus. Before just assuming it is your diet, you should give your doctor a call. They will be able to examine you and possibly run some simple blood test to rule out non-diet related reasons for hair loss. Many of these are treatable, so having the correct diagnosis is key! Good luck! ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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In my case I have low globulin 1.8 and high a/g ratio. I definately fasted prior. I'm a 31 year old female. Healthy. I do try to eat a lot of protein?

In my case I have low globulin 1.8 and high a/g ratio. I definately fasted prior. I'm a 31 year old female. Healthy. I do try to eat a lot of protein?

Insufficient info: Globulins consist of a number of different proteins, and you need a serum protein electrophoresis, as a start, for a detailed examination of the different proteins. Please consult the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Normal protein level in urine for a 27 year old female?

Normal protein level in urine for a 27 year old female?

Limited Protein: The urine should not contain much if any protein. The kidney's job is to filter out those toxins that need excretion while keeping the important protein in the blood.
Protein loss in the urine can be assess with a dipstick urine test. If elevated, a confirmatory 24 hour urine will measure more accurately how much protein is lost. Less than 30 mg of microalbumin/24 hrs is considered ok. ...Read more

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I am 58 year old female. I go to the gym. Should I take protein powder supplement?

I am 58 year old female. I go to the gym. Should I take protein powder supplement?

Exercise: You can take a protein powder supplement as a snack or as a meal to augment your plan toward excellent fitness. It is not necessary to increase protein if you have a balanced diet but having a shake once a day, no more than 15 to 20 grams of protein is appropriate. Try rice protein rather than whey to limit dairy. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to tell me for a 15 to 16 year old female, daily intakes of each food group. And how can a vegetarian can get protein...

Is it possible for you to tell me for a 15 to 16 year old female, daily intakes of each food group. And how can a vegetarian can get protein...

Mostly veggies, beans: It's easy for a vegetarian to get adequate protein- beans, nuts ; seeds are good sources, as are greens like kale ; grains like quinoa; eggs ; cheese too.
Eat mostly vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds ; fruits. No need for a strict quota for each food group.
For more info see http://bit. Ly/1dhw9ht
; http://zenhabits. Net/plant-fueled/. ...Read more

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What to do if I am a 19 year old female. Right now I aim for 50% carbohydrates, 30% fat, and 20% protein. I'm trying to optimize my health, are these ratios good?

What to do if I am a 19 year old female. Right now I aim for 50% carbohydrates, 30% fat, and 20% protein. I'm trying to optimize my health, are these ratios good?

Not really: Your ratios are too high in carbs and fats and not enough protein in your diet. Where are you allowing for your calories from vegetables? You must also consider things like vitamins, minerals. I suggest a sit down with a dietician to clarify what you are aiming for, but 80% of your food should not be carbs and fats. ...Read more

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What should the daily intake of carbs, fibre, protein, sodium, and fat be for a 19 year old female who is 5'5 and weighs about 110 pounds?

What should the daily intake of carbs, fibre, protein, sodium, and fat be for a 19 year old female who is 5'5 and weighs about 110 pounds?

Variable!: Are you an apple or pear? Certainly lower carbs (starches & sugars), and increase protein intake to 100mg per day. Sodium intake: less than 3 grams. Fiber intake should be 20-25g per day. Caloric intake is dependent on physical activity. Make sure your fat intake is mono vs poly unsaturated vs saturated. These are universal guidelines. ...Read more

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22 year old female c reactive protein is 19.2, sedimentation rate is 65. Been having bad lower back/kidney pain. Could something be wrong?

22 year old female c reactive protein is 19.2, sedimentation rate is 65. Been having bad lower back/kidney pain. Could something be wrong?

Something IS wrong: Both c-reactive protein and sed rate are non-specific measures of inflammation. The 2 most likely causes of this are infection & auto-immune issues like arthritis. It could be as simple as a kidney infection or as complex as something like lupus. At this point you need further testing to determine the cause. See a good family doctor or internist, preferably one with a holistic approach. Take care. ...Read more

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I am a 34 year old female with chronic kidney stones for years. I have high levels of protein in my urine and my egfr level was at 79 is that normal?

I am a 34 year old female with chronic kidney stones for years. I have high levels of protein in my urine and my egfr level was at 79 is that normal?

Proteinuria: Protein in the urine is not normal. Your EGFR is in the normal range. Stones may irritate and allow some protein to appear in the urine, but this requires additional evaluation. ...Read more

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Is 1 or 2+ blood in urine at times very alarming if RBC count in urine is <1? I'm scared. 37 year old female 1+ protein one time as well.

Is 1 or 2+ blood in urine at times very alarming if RBC count in urine is <1? I'm scared. 37 year old female 1+ protein one time as well.

Blood: You need to have a real urinalysis to document how much blood Then get a urine culture to make sure this is not related to infection ...Read more

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Cbc, ESR westegren all norm. Ua all norm but protien 1+, urobilinogen positive & red cells 4. (43 year old female, history of hysterectomy over 2 yrs ago)?

Cbc, ESR westegren all norm. Ua all norm but protien 1+, urobilinogen positive & red cells 4. (43 year old female, history of hysterectomy over 2 yrs ago)?

UA. Abnormalities: You need to have your kidneys evaluated. I would make sure that a urine culture was negative and do a repeat ua. If the same issues are present, then a renal sonogram should be ordered. ...Read more

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Is taking a protien supplement like endura mass or protinex safe for gaining weight I am 27 years old female &weight 44kgs?

Is taking a protien supplement like endura mass or protinex safe for gaining weight I am 27 years old female &weight 44kgs?

They are: All worthless and potentially toxic. They are broken down into calories like anything else you eat. Eat a healthy diet and those calories are a lot healthier and more nutritious for you. If you need assistance, check w/ a good registered dietitian. ...Read more

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How many grams of protein should I get per day as a 27 year old male, 5'5", 100 lbs? Not trying to gain, just asking how much protein is healthy.

I don't believe I: Can give you solid information because you are so significantly underweight. I would suggest working with your physician and a nutritionist to try to work on a healthy eating plan. ...Read more

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Are protein shakes safe for 18 year olds?

Are protein shakes safe for 18 year olds?

Yes: Protein shakes are considered food however, make sure that there are no energy additives. Most 18 yr olds do not need extra protein. ...Read more

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Are protein shakes suitable fo 14 year olds?

Are protein shakes suitable fo 14 year olds?

Protein Shakes: Should be fine. Do your research on the quality of the shake as some have been found to contain toxic heavy metals. Also watch the amount of calories/carbohydrates in them. For muscle mass increase, restrict carbohydrates and add protein for 2 hours post workout. For quicker/increased recovery increase carbohydrates and restrict protein post workout. ...Read more

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What's the best protein for 17 year old tracker and field athlete?

What's the best protein for 17 year old tracker and field athlete?

Healthy food: Likely you need 10 to 70 grams of protein per day, and it is very hard in our society to eat less than that. Vegetable protein is as good as animal; try soy milk, nut butters, whole grains. Lean animal protein is ok too--think grilled chicken, fish, lean dairy, etc but do not overdo it. Protein powders have been shown not useful in teenagers, even in athletes, despite all the sales pitch. ...Read more

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Which type of protein could a 14 year old boy drink to gain weight fast?

No protein powder: Use natural proteins found in lentils, beans, nuts, tofu, and wild fish like salmon. Even an occasional egg white. Don't expose your child to protein powders. ...Read more

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What can cause a never before seen high protein level in the yearly blood test of a healthy 58 year old male?

What can cause a never before seen high protein level in the yearly blood test of a healthy 58 year old male?

Unclear question: If you are talking about total serum proteins, it may be because you were dehydrated due to not drinking water for the fasting blood test. The other major cause is increase in gamma globulins due to inflammation or tumor of the plasma cells. The starting point of the investigation would be serum protein electrophoresis. Consult this site for more info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/symptoms/high-blood-protein/basics/definition/SYM-20050599 ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 17 year old boy to workout everyday with a regular diet? Should I tAke protein lightly? Not trying to gain weight

Is it safe for a 17 year old boy to workout everyday with a regular diet? Should I tAke protein lightly? Not trying to gain weight

You are fine: As long as you get enough calories for your workout and eat a well balanced diet, you should be fine. You don't have to do the protein but if you are not getting enough protein per meal than it might be a good idea. Usually you want ~30g of protein per meal if you are trying to gain muscle. More than that is a waste usually. Fyi chocolate milk is a good recovery drink ...Read more

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Is whey protein bad for a 17 year old?

Whey: Whey is milk product &is very rich in nutrients. ...Read more

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My 3 year olds random lft shows, ast 45 (10-50), alt 22 (10-50), alp 211 (<281)ggt 8 (8-61) bilirubin 0.18. Proteins 7.41 (5.5-8.0).plz coment?

My 3 year olds random lft shows, ast 45 (10-50), alt 22 (10-50), alp 211 (<281)ggt 8 (8-61) bilirubin 0.18. Proteins 7.41 (5.5-8.0).plz coment?

Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you should provide enough background information for site docs to review. Problem involved, findings on exam. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload. ...Read more