Top
10
Doctor insights on: Kidney Disease Amino Acids

Share
1

1
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.

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers

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


2

2
My wife recently donated a kidney. Are there guidelines on how much protein she should have per day? Or specific amino acids to avoid?

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

3

3
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

5

5
Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

?beneficial: Likly to be beneficial in variety of conditions as source of protein. I am not sure the price you pay. Is worth it as egg white is as good a protein which comes. In natural form. ...Read more

6

6
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?

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

8

8
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.

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How come people with hartnup disease cannot digest amino acids?

How come people with hartnup disease cannot digest amino acids?

A defective gene: A gene defect prevents absorption of SOME amino acids from intestines & reabsorption in the kidneys. ...Read more

Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more


Dr. Tarek Naguib
2,388 doctors shared insights