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Kidney Disease Amino Acids
I have one good kidney, will have other removed, does not function. Would amino acids supplement be safe to take? I don´t want to harm my good kidney.
Why supplements?: Basic amino acids are in your diet, and shouldn't pose a challenge to you kidney, but why take anything that could potentially harm your kidney? Too much of a good thing is too much. You need to be careful to avoid things that are nephrotoxic, that includes medicine too ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My wife recently donated a kidney. Are there guidelines on how much protein she should have per day? Or specific amino acids to avoid?
Not really: Her kidney function should return to 80cc/min or higher in the coming weeks to months. At that level of function a healthy diet is all that is needed. The key is to follow up on her function over lifetime at a frequency of 8-12 months or sooner if issues. Most donors do well and don't have issues. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)
I have weak kidneys but fine now but still little weak ? Will bcaa supplement affect my kidneys , will these amino acids stress or affect my kidney?
Branched chain AA: You shouldn't have any adverse effects of taking BCAA in the setting of renal insufficiency or failure. However, you need to take this supplement into account when considering the total amount of protein you are taking per day. Some patients with renal failure need to restrict protein intake to avoid taxing the kidney function. You need to consult your Nephrologist regarding protein intake. ...Read more
I have bubbles in my urine that don't go away immediately. What does it mean? I do have slightly elevated blood uric acid. Is it kidney disease?
If I have high slighty high uric acid and water retention and ankle pain could I have kidney disease? The ankle pain started first a few months ago.
Could be gout: There could be many different things contributing here. One possibility is the problems are not related... The both water retention and ankle pain could be from being overweight if that is a concern. Another possibility is that you can have gout , which is when elevated uric acid deposits crystals in joints which cause pain. You should review these findings with the doctor that ordered the lab. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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