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Doctor insights on: Is Whey Protein Bad For Kidneys

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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


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Hi I am 16 years old teen can I use creatine monohydrate and bcaa and whey protein? Or that will effect my height or kidney or livers growth badly?

Hi I am 16 years old teen can I use creatine monohydrate and bcaa and whey protein? Or that will effect my height or kidney or livers growth badly?

Bcaa: These products are touted for body building and muscle building. The problem is that we don't know the longterm effects these substances have on a growing adolescent. For example seizures have been reported with its use. ...Read more

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Is taking weight gainers or whey protein if you have kidney problems generally considered safe?

Is taking weight gainers or whey protein if you have kidney problems generally considered safe?

Avoid them: If you kidney function is compromised you should probably avoid protein supplements. However, you need to speak with your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Taking whey protein twice a day, will it damage kidney?

Taking whey protein twice a day, will it damage kidney?

Way 2 much-: -U need 50gms of protein daily, no reason to supplement unless you R on a heavy weight lifting program, then only use on the day of the workout, during & right after. 2 X/day is wasted and potentially dangerous 4 Ur kidneys. Always a day of rest after a heavy workout, & no need 2 supplement on the rest day. ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone to take weight gainers or whey protein if they have kidney problems?

Is it safe for someone to take weight gainers or whey protein if they have kidney problems?

Problem: Its vague description, gain wt with healthy calories, stay away from protein til kidney problem solved by a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Is taking whey protein shakes safe? Will it affect kidney?

Is taking whey protein shakes safe? Will it affect kidney?

Real/Processed Food: Suggest larger/wider focus: as creatures adapted to eat real food from nature (digestion, selective absorption & complex internal molecular rebuilding under sophisticated internal controls), why would eating crudely processed material you can't see, saved as powder, by people wanting to make a buck, be superior?
Safe? Hopefully yes, including kidney function. Wise...? Another issue. ...Read more

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Does amino acids and whey protein causes problems in kidneys?

Does amino acids and whey protein causes problems in kidneys?

Here are some. ..: All available studies have revealed no conclusive evidence to cause kidney damage although possible increased risk of renal stone and possible stress onto the already sick kidneys. Generally speaking, their use for ordinary healthy kidneys should be okay and poses no known risk to the kidneys. More? To http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/261806-whey-protein-kidney-damage/. Best wishes. .. ...Read more

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Can patients with kidney transplants take whey protein shakes or bars?

Can patients with kidney transplants take whey protein shakes or bars?

2 much protein-: -can challenge Ur kidneys, & with a transplant I would ask Ur transplant team about what Ur protein limits R. U really want 2 treat Ur new kidney with care. ...Read more

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I want to use whey protein and creatine supplements for mass gain but I have a weak kidney. .. If I use these supplements would it effect my health?

Supplements useless: Don't believe the hype-people will try to sell you something to look better/get stronger. I wouldn't buy it, especially if your kidneys may have trouble with an extra protein load from these products. Best to work out 'the old fashioned way' with dedicated aerobic & weight training. Your body, believe it or not, will tell u how much protein to consume. (i.e. thoughts like 'what do I want to eat'). ...Read more

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Kidney stone of 16 mm bcoz of whey protein shakes. ..can I take them again with prper care?

Kidney stone of 16 mm bcoz of whey protein shakes. ..can I take them again with prper care?

I have not heard of.: Kidney stones that consisted of protein., nor have I heard of them associated with whey protein. It really depends on what the stone is made of. Keeping well hydrated, watch Ur calcium intake. Also talk 2 an internest or urologist about this 2 B sure. ...Read more

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How many times a day I should whey protein? Is it going to harm my kidney? Any kidney stones side effect? Or this is just a lie?

How many times a day I should whey protein? Is it going to harm my kidney? Any kidney stones side effect? Or this is just a lie?

See below: If you are eating a mixed diet you do not the supplement. 0.5 to 1.0 gm of protein/kg of body weight/day is sufficient. If you are concerned about kidney stones drink enough water so that your urine is colorless.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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My kidney stone is of 18 mm....and it happen when I take whey protein two tym, calcium tablets, and milk two tym. ....how cn I knew how it happen. .

My kidney stone is of 18 mm....and it happen when I take whey protein two tym, calcium tablets, and milk two tym. ....how cn I knew how it happen. .

Here are some. ..: The key reason for forming urinary stone is personal inherent kidney inability to make urine good enough to prevent forming crystals/stones due to lacking stone inhibitor activity such as citrate, magnesium, certain proteins, etc. And adding calcium, etc. Beyond your kidney can handle will lead to stone formation, just like someone with inborn weak abdominal wall prone to develop hernia with... ...Read more

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Does whey protein and creatine powder harm to kidney stone patients? Should I stop or continue taking it? Stone size 3.4mm on right and 3.2mm in left.

Does whey protein and creatine powder harm to kidney stone patients? Should I stop or continue taking it? Stone size 3.4mm on right and 3.2mm in left.

I would stop..: Kidney stones occur when certain components of the urine--typically calcium, oxalate, uric acid & phosphorus--increase and become concentrated. Then they precipitate causing stones. Excess protein intake demands more work from kidneys and possible less efficient flushing of these urine components. Protein supplements may increase kidney work demands; get protein in diet. ...Read more

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Can bcaa, whey protein and pre workout supplements harm my kidneys and I had splenectomy when I was 16 (now I am 21) and I drink regular water (5litres)?

Can bcaa, whey protein and pre workout supplements harm my kidneys and I had splenectomy when I was 16 (now I am 21) and I drink regular water (5litres)?

That's a lot of ---: -water, I would B sure U replace electrolytes, especially if sweat a lot during Ur workouts. 2 much protein can damage kidneys but usually in older people. The splenectomy has no place in protein metabolism. ...Read more

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Is whey protein bad for you?

Is whey protein bad for you?

No.: It is the best prtoein for the human body. If you do not have significant kidney disease or liver disease, it is very good for you! ...Read more

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Is whey protein bad for your liver?

Is whey protein bad for your liver?

Only if...: You have severe liver disease. Ammonia will build up in the blood. If your liver is healthy, whey protein is an excellent source of protein and will not hurt a liver! ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to take whey protein with oxytetracycline?

Is it a bad idea to take whey protein with oxytetracycline?

No: No problem with both taken together. They do not interfere with the absorption of each other. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects or bad effect to the body drinking whey protein?

Is there any side effects or bad effect to the body drinking whey protein?

Controversial: There is much debate about whey protein, derived from dairy, regarding its effects on health. I don't believe one should get protein from dairy and prefer non-animal sources like quinoa, nuts and beans. I also like wild salmon for protein and mostly healthy fats. Books like the china study demonize whey and claim it causes cancer and autoimmune disease. No one knows for sure so use other sources. ...Read more

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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