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Does protein shaker effect on kidney ? I take 2 scopes (30 gram of protein) per day,

Does protein shaker effect on kidney ? I take 2 scopes (30 gram of protein) per day,

Extra protein: Hi khaledabdo, that daily dose of extra protein should not be an issue at your age unless you have some type of kidney disease. Be sure to drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids as well. Doc ripley. ...Read more

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3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

Constipation Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe in children 6 months of age and older. Start with 0.5 gm/kg in 4-8 oz fluids once daily. Can increase gradually to 1.5 gm/kg. ...Read more

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Vitamin that helps your body absorb protein ?

Vitamin that helps your body absorb protein
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None: Vitamin d helps in the absorption of calcium and vitamin c may in iron absorption, but I do not know of any vitamins that help in absorption of protein. ...Read more

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I drink muscletech phase8 whey protein beside workout to gain muscle.but feel dizzy after drink in the morning after wake up. It contain 0 sugar?

I drink muscletech phase8 whey protein beside workout to gain muscle.but feel dizzy after drink in the morning after wake up. It contain 0 sugar?

Hard to say: Are you working out before or after taking Muscletech? It may be exactly the low carbohydrate count and working out that is causing dizziness. maybe its the lack of carbs with exercise that is using up all of your glycogen stores and this will cause dizziness due to lack of energy source to brain. or maybe its's just one of the ingredients in the mixture. change it up. ...Read more

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Urine creatinine 24hour is 18.5 (7.1-17.7mmol/d) and my urine protein 24hour is 0.14 (<0.15g/d), I have IgM k monocloncal protein in b2 what is this?

Urine creatinine 24hour is 18.5 (7.1-17.7mmol/d) and my urine protein 24hour is 0.14 (<0.15g/d), I have IgM k monocloncal protein in b2 what is this?

Stop worrying: Reference ranges are where most people fall; there's no reason at all to get upset about a trivially high creatinine on a test that is done only to make a ratio with the albumin, which seems quite normal, thanks. My own guess is that your physician is eager to reassure you, and i'd urge you to accept this. There's much good in your life & future -- keep your eyes there. ...Read more

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Jay robb egg protein powder ok for kids?

Jay robb egg protein powder ok for kids?

It should be: Ok if your kid's kidney function is normal.Adequate daily hydration is important as well. Discuss with the pediatrician about doing serial blood test on kidney function. Take care! http://www.Shape.Com/blogs/fit-foodies/get-scoop-protein-powders. ...Read more

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Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)

Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)

Great question...: ...but we are constrained not to support commercial products through this forum. However, we do not support use of anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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Should I use acid reflex formula or lactose free?

Should I use acid reflex formula or lactose free?

Depends on…: Symptoms. Do u get a lot of gas & loose bm's after dairy foods? Or do you get heartburn, sour taste in mouth after fatty foods, chocolate, spicy foods, caffeine, certain meds (aspirin, tetracycline, beta-blockers)? Lactose-free products or lactase tablets + simethicone can relieve those symptoms. For other condition described, acid reflux meds will work best. If combined problem, use both. ...Read more

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Seitan (aka fake protein from wheat gluten) is this likely to constipate me? I am a vegetarian who is allergic to soy.

Seitan (aka fake protein from wheat gluten) is this likely to constipate me? I am a vegetarian who is allergic to soy.

Yes it could.: Seitan is likely to be constipating. Try stopping it for a while and see if your symptoms improve. You may be able to tolerate it in small amounts mixed with other foods. ...Read more

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What is heat shock protin & ubiquitin?

What is heat shock protin & ubiquitin?

Heat shock protein: Heat shock proteins are groups of 60 kd, 70 kd o 80 kd proteins that are increased with heat stress and sometimes other types of stress. These proteins fold ad unfold other proteins. Ubiquitin is a 9 kd protein that marks other proteins for destruction. ...Read more

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Female that weighs 140lbs-how much whey protein is okay to drink before and after work outs?

Female that weighs 140lbs-how much whey protein is okay to drink before and after work outs?

Avoid whey: Some researchers believe that whey increases risk for cancer and auto-immune disease like multiple sclerosis. Get your protein from healthy foods like tofu, egg whites, lentils, nuts, beans, and wild fish like salmon. Bring a bag of mixed nuts to gym with you and snack before, during and after. Avoid processed powders produced in factories. ...Read more

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I have high cholesterol (genetic, i'm healthy 25yr old), should I be careful of my egg consumption? I'm vegetarian & enjoy the source of protein

I have high cholesterol (genetic, i'm healthy 25yr old), should I be careful of my egg consumption? I'm vegetarian & enjoy the source of protein

I would not worry: Vegetarianism is a moral choice and I'm glad you are allowing yourself eggs -- this is important in keeping you healthy. If your hypercholesterolemia is familial (as mine is), you'll probably be on meds by the time it matters, and in the meantime I'd rather you simply stay fit than try a dietary modificaiton that will probably not matter much and make your life less easy & enjoyable. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?

I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?

Highly unlikely: Although corn starch may be used in medications, I am not aware of gluten products in pills. The best defense is reading labels. ...Read more

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Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio. Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil. Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok. Am vegan exc. Krill?

Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio.  Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil.  Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok.  Am vegan exc. Krill?

Plant vs fish omegas: The type of omega 3 fatty acids (including dha) in plants are shorter in fatty acid chain length than the ones in fish. Our bodies use then longer chains much more efficiently, perhaps 6-10 times more efficiently. ...Read more

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Can someone with IgA nephropathy stage 2 take pure garcinia cambogia?

Can someone with IgA nephropathy stage 2 take pure garcinia cambogia?

I say yes: This is one of the herbals that might actually have a real effect as claimed; since the active ingredient is just hydroxycitric acid which so far as i know isn't a kidney poison, it should be fine for you. Check with your nephrologist also. ...Read more

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Does almond milk interfere with the absorption of Oroxine and slow release T3 (liothyronine) similar to dairy milk? Most have been fortified calcium.

Does almond milk interfere with the absorption of Oroxine and slow release T3 (liothyronine) similar to dairy milk? Most have been fortified calcium.

Almond/Oroxine/T3: It is time you go to a library or online to more fully understand the question(s) you have asked. I did my Medical School and Graduate training before I left Sydney for USA and have been here since 1974. Go back "home" infrequently. If you have some difficulty understanding what you read, please send me a note and we can discuss things. ...Read more