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I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

GFR: Your Estimated filtration rate is borderline. This is not a problem itself. The important concern is whether disease exists that might be progressive. Serum creatinine of 1.0 is "normal". So is serum creatinine 1.1. However, creatinine relates to muscle mass. If you are small muscled as a. 55 yo woman, then creatinine of 1.1 or 1.0 may indicate some minor impairment in its excretion. ...Read more

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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Are low level kidney diseases and high protein diets connected?

Are low level kidney diseases and high protein diets connected?

See below: I am unclear about your question, but if you mean does high protein diet cause quicker deterioration of kidney function, then the answer is potentially yes. ...Read more

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Since I have kidney disease should I stop eating high protein foods?

Since I have kidney disease should I stop eating high protein foods?

Ask your kidney doc: High protein diet can cause the kidney to "work" more as it has to process the protein waste. This may lead to faster progression of loss of function. However the downside of this diet may lead to low albumin/protein level in your blood and this can cause more negative consequences to your body. Most doctors recommend a moderate protein restriction if Albumin levels are normal. ...Read more

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What is protein in urine mean if kidney disease?

What is protein in urine mean if kidney disease?

Recheck urine: I agree. You can see protein in urine after exercise in some individuals and teenage can have orthostatic proteinuria. Where protein will appear in the urine on ambulation and it disappears when lying down. I think the next step would be to have. A repeat urine first urine in the morning and no exercise for 24 hours before the sample. I would have the doctor measure the protein creatinine rat. ...Read more

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How effective is a low-protein diet for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is a low-protein diet for treating chronic kidney disease?

Best to say, a bit.: Without an exam, I can only give general information. While low protein diet is recommended, the benefits are mild mainly because most causes of chronic kidney disease (diabetes) we cannot forestall continuing injury. Protein takes kidney effort to get rid of. Less kidney effort if lower protein intake. ...Read more

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Dipstick shows 15 mg (?) of protein in my every morning urine test, but no trace found during days or nights. Is this sign of kidney disease or damage?

Dipstick shows 15 mg (?) of protein in my every morning urine test, but no trace found during days or nights. Is this sign of kidney disease or damage?

Not likely: This sounds like positional proteinuria which is not equivalent with kidney failure. They are likely checking other things with bloodworm that will reflect kidney function too. ...Read more

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I have a chronic kidney disease stage 4, still stable since 2009. I want to gain muscles but I cannot consume too much protein. Any alternative?

I have a chronic kidney disease stage 4, still stable since 2009. I want to gain muscles but I cannot consume too much protein. Any alternative?

Training: It is not necessary to take in large amounts of protein to gain muscle mass, despite what the vitamin stores advertise. What is essential is consistent resistance training. With your condition, you can work out but avoiding increasing your protein intake is crucial to keeping your kidneys stable. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine? Which one usually happens first?

What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine? Which one usually happens first?

Either: Both urine protein and serum creatinine are important. More important are the common causes of kidney disease, e.e., high blood pressure, and diabetes. See this site for more info.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/winter08/articles/winter08pg9-10.html ...Read more

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How long can I live having polycystic kidney disease knowing that my GFR is normal but my microalbuminurea in Blood is elevated!!! can I eat proteins?

How long can I live having polycystic kidney disease knowing that my GFR is normal but my microalbuminurea in Blood is elevated!!! can I eat proteins?

Polycystic kidney: Only 50 percent of persons with polycystic kidney disease progress to kidney failure. Diet is hugely important. Eat only 30 grams of animal protein per day. Make 90% of your diet fruit and vegetables and grain. Avoid saturated fat and cholesterol. Control blood pressure to 125/75-80. Don't smoke. Keep weigh ideal. ...Read more

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Daughter type 1 diabetic. Under tight control. Diagnosed with stage 1 kidney disease. On bp medicine. Recent protein 54 after 4 weeks on meds. Worry?

Daughter type 1 diabetic. Under tight control. Diagnosed with stage 1 kidney disease. On bp medicine. Recent protein 54 after 4 weeks on meds. Worry?

Here are some. ..: Sorry to hear someone is sick, but drug & sympathy would unnecessarily help in the long run; yet, empathy & actions will. Besides, it's good idea to accept, adopt, and adapt to whatever life might have brought to us by realizing: Life is a changing adjusting dynamic process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, and uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, and continuation. ...Read more

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I've hypertension and I have proteinurea and I'm not diabetic, the presence of proteins in urine is it due to kidney disease or to hypertension itself?

I've hypertension and I have proteinurea and I'm not diabetic, the presence of proteins in urine is it due to kidney disease or to hypertension itself?

HTN and proteinuria: Hypertension can indeed cause proteinuria, though typically this indicates uncontrolled hypertension. Polycystic kidney disease can cause proteinuria, and this indicates a worse form. Other kidney diseases do cause proteinuria and hypertension together. ...Read more

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Does a low GFR always mean kidney disease? Sle pt. In hosp 4months ago. Dark brown urine and +4 protein but dr said kid fine. Hep dr just found GFR 43.

Does a low GFR always mean kidney disease? Sle pt. In hosp 4months ago. Dark brown urine and +4 protein but dr said kid fine. Hep dr just found GFR 43.

GFR of 43: If real GFR is 43, you have stage 3 ckd. If may be caused by your proteinuria. Speak to a nephrologist to see if your proteinuria is caused by a disease that can be treated. After finding out its cause, see if you can preserve or recover some kidney function, or not lose any more by some form of treatment of the underlying disease causing your proteinuria. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0

Kidney function: Based on new formulas yes, sorry for saying this but you do have kidney disease. Which most likely related to age. Older we get, our body gets older too. Also depens (penicillamine) on your medical problems. I would encourage you to do a few things: drink more fluids, stay away from NSAIDs, see kidney doctor and if you take any medications let your doctor review them so they would not cause damage to your kidney. ...Read more

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I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

GFR: Your Estimated filtration rate is borderline. This is not a problem itself. The important concern is whether disease exists that might be progressive. Serum creatinine of 1.0 is "normal". So is serum creatinine 1.1. However, creatinine relates to muscle mass. If you are small muscled as a. 55 yo woman, then creatinine of 1.1 or 1.0 may indicate some minor impairment in its excretion. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a vegan diet could obscure kidney disease in lab tests? Is an eGFR of 79 in a diabetic with low blood protein kidney disease?

Is it possible that a vegan diet could obscure kidney disease in lab tests? Is an eGFR of 79 in a diabetic with low blood protein kidney disease?

Could be: A normal eGFR is higher than 90. Vegans have lower creatinine than meat eaters, and should have higher eGFR. Creatinine is the main factor in determining eGFR. It would be prudent to consult a nephrologist to rule out treatable issues and to have a close follow-up. ...Read more

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New here. May I have the general amount of sodium, potassium, protein, phosphorus someone with stage 3/4 kidney disease should have per day? Gracias

New here. May I have the general amount of sodium, potassium, protein, phosphorus someone with stage 3/4 kidney disease should have per day? Gracias

Listen to your body: Individuals with chronic kidney disease need to have restricted intake of sodium, potassium, protein, and phosphorus because their kidney can not excrete efficiently. If a person with healthy kidneys eats this diet but has a greater need for any of these nutrients he may notice some imbalance. For instance a person with low blood pressure may feel better with more added salt. ...Read more

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I had a biopsy and have 4 kidney diseases could I need a transplant if my protien in 9, 876?

I had a biopsy and have 4 kidney diseases could I need a transplant if my protien in 9, 876?

High proteinuria: Yes you could. The diseases must come under control. Remission is possible, depending upon what is actual cause. Targeted therapy is needed. High protein indicates a major process. This process can come under control. That much protein itself, though, can damage the nephron tubules, so getting it to be lower and lower is essential. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a kidney disease, and auto immune kidney disease? My protien is 9, 876.

What's the difference between a kidney disease, and auto immune kidney disease? My protien is 9, 876.

Kidney disease: The term kidney disease is a very general term and has no indication of cause. The term autoimmune indicates specifically that an immune attack arose within your body that is attacking the kidney. Therapy typically includes prednisone, plus cytoxan or prograf or cyclosporin or cellcept (mycophenolate mofetil) or imuran. Proteinuria of 9876 is very high and indicates severe attack and leakage of protein. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have protien at 9, 870. I know I have 4 kidney diseases, but could I need a transplant?

What does it mean to have protien at 9, 870. I know I have 4 kidney diseases, but could I need a transplant?

Proteinuria: Proteinuria (p) is an ominous sign in diabetic patients and your p is quite high. You have diabetes and this could be sign of renal damage due to it. See a nephrologist to see what is causing it. The problem is that patients with p have a higher incidence of stroke, kidney failure and heart attacks related to the severity of their p. See a n to find the cause for your p and meds to lower it. ...Read more

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I have adpkd kidney disease im a bodybuilder should I continue my diet and exercise I take a b.P pill everyday and protien shake to?

I have adpkd kidney disease im a bodybuilder should I continue my diet and exercise I take a b.P pill everyday and protien shake to?

Polycystic kidney: You should be very careful with diet - protein in your diet should not exceed 0.8 gram per kilogram per day. Avoid saturated fats. Minimize salt. Eliminate protein shake. BP should be less than 130/80m all the time. ...Read more

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Hello, I would like to get a possible "unofficial" diagnosis/advice of possible chronic kidney disease from protien in my UA and micro albumin/creat.

Hello, I would like to get a possible "unofficial" diagnosis/advice of possible chronic kidney disease from protien in my UA and micro albumin/creat.

Proteinuria: Of course the amount of protein in your urine, as determined by analysis of protein amount in an accurate 24 hour urine collection, is very important. A nephrologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you for significant proteinuria. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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I've heard that protein powder is bad for your kidneys. Is that true? If so, what alternative should one use as a supplement?

I've heard that protein powder is bad for your kidneys. Is that true? If so, what alternative should one use as a supplement?

Not intrinsically-: -bad. We all need 50gms of protein daily with heavy weight training, a boost may be needed for that day. Taken in excess or when not needed, can be toxic 2 the kidneys. Also you can get your protein from diet, not supplements. ...Read more

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Type 1 Dia /Kidney transplant (12yrs) I'm trying a 10 day Green Smoothie Cleanse. It says to take a protein powder "RAW Protein" can I take this?

Kidney Transplant: Hey congrats on 12 years post transplant. Not knowing your kidney status it is hard to say wether you should be taking high protein supplements. Wether it is "raw" or not matters little. I would consult your Nephrologist as they know your creative clearance which is the best measure of your ability to handle proteins, ...Read more

Protein Powder (Definition)

Any of a large group of nitrogenous compounds of high molecular weight that are essential constituents of all living organisms. They consist of one or more chains of Amino Acids linked by peptide bonds and are folded into a specific three-dimensional shape maintained ...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