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Doctor insights on: Protein Diets Lead Heart Amyloidosis

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Amyloidosis, all my symptoms , heart, liver high ggt, brain, neurological, gasrto and urinary, lungs. GFR not released, what is the genetic blood test?

Self-diagnosis?: Amyloidosis can mimic anything. It's not especially treatable so there's no hurry diagnosing it. Ask about a serum protein electrophoresis and urine test for Bence-Jones for amyloid AL. Amyoid AF is a neuropathy / pain syndrome and I wouldn't waste the money. Amyloid AA labwork isn't specific; it's rare in the absence of leprosy etc. I'd have a fat biopsy -- maybe you actually do have it. ...Read more

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Are high-protein diets bad for your heart?

Are high-protein diets bad for your heart?

Yes: And bad for your kidneys too. Balance, balance, balance. Low carb, low fat, high protein - none of these make sense. Eat what you enjoy in moderate amount - no supersizing. Eat for hunger, not for boredom or stress. Don't eat mindlessly. Avoid junk food. No snacking after dinner. No binging. If you follow these simple rules, you will lose weight. Aim for 1-2 lbs a week. Visit caloriecount.Com. ...Read more

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My father (83) has pacemaker installed for 15 years (ischemic heart). His kidneys have weakened (creatinine 3.9). What diet restrictions (proteins, k)?

My father (83) has pacemaker installed for 15 years (ischemic heart). His kidneys have weakened (creatinine 3.9). What diet restrictions (proteins, k)?

Nephrologist needed: The pacemaker is not related to the kidney issues and no particular diet is needed from a pacemaker standpoint. You should make sure your father sees a nephrologist (kidney doctor) to manage his kidney issues and discuss the appropriate diet. ...Read more

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How 2 loose weight without loosing muscle just by diet? I can't do strenuous exercises cuz of my age(57) &heart condition. Can high protein diet help?

How 2 loose weight without loosing muscle just by diet? I can't do strenuous exercises cuz of my age(57) &heart condition. Can high protein diet help?

No: You can avoid metabolizing muscle by 1) losing weight slowly, e.g. 1-2 lbs per week, and 2) doing mild to moderate exercise. You don't have to be strenuous. Swimming or even just short (enjoyable) walks will suffice. It doesn't have to be all at once. You get just as much benefit from 2 fifteen minute walks as 1 thirty minute walk. Avoid a very low calorie diet. Aim for 500 calories < daily need. ...Read more

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I heard that you are supposed to eat protein 30 minutes after you work out also heart you can eat protein before during and after you work out?

I heard that  you are supposed to eat protein 30 minutes after you work out also heart you can eat protein before during and after you work out?

Heart energy sources: They heart can use many sources for its energy needs such as glucose and fatty acids depending on the metabolic state your body is in. Protein is not utilized by the heart for energy. ...Read more

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My wife's heart will go irregular (pausing randomly), weakness, "freaky feeling", etc. Usually food (esp protein) will help; does not have diabetes.

My wife's heart will go irregular (pausing randomly), weakness, "freaky feeling", etc.  Usually food (esp protein) will help; does not have diabetes.

She needs evaluated: This is not normal. She could be having extra beats or random arrhythmias. Can be due to electrolyte (sodium/potassium) abnormalities, or a valve problem, or an electrical disturbance. She needs to discuss this with her doctor for appropriate workup. It could be nothing, but i strongly suggest she not ignore this. Good luck. ...Read more

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How the heart uses carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids?

How the heart uses carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids?

Heart: Your question should not be an open ended question. It is difficult answer in this limited space. I write a book basing on your question. Answer is too broad. Please come to the point. What is your main health problem? I would try to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Amyloidosis (Definition)

Amyloid is an abnormal protein made by the body. When amyloid is deposited onto normal tissue such as skin, joints, liver, or heart, the condition is known as amyloidosis. Symptoms vary depending on the part ...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