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Doctor insights on: Protein Kidneys

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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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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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How dangerous is that having a protein in kidney?

How dangerous is that having a protein in kidney?

Depends...: There are many conditions that can result in protein in the urine. Perhaps the most common condition is a urinary tract infection. Unfortunately, if protein in the urine is diagnosed individually without any other signs of infection, the there needs to be a series of studies to assess for causes. These can be benign or progressive. You would need a nephrologist for this. ...Read more

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Is hemp protein replace meat protein for kidney failure? Is seems hemp protein can be digest easier?

Is hemp protein replace meat protein for kidney failure? Is seems hemp protein can be digest easier?

Hemp protein: Hemp protein contains healthy nutrients for the body. It contains significant amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids. It also contains 21 amino acids, including all of the essential amino acids. Plant proteins such as hemp have been shown in animal experiments to place less strain on the kidneys. The researchers speculate that hemp protein contains large amounts of arginine, and arginine supports kidney functioning. ...Read more

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How does high protein diets hurt kidneys?

How does high protein diets hurt kidneys?

Potentially yes: High protein diets are potentially harmful because the protein load induces an increase in kidney filter pressure to excrete unused protein. The technical term is hyperfiltration and glomerular hypertension. The thought is the higher pressures induce more shear force injury on the walls of the kidney filter blood vessels damaging them and thus hastening the decline in kidney function. ...Read more

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Does amplified XL protein give you kidney trouble?

Does amplified XL protein give you kidney trouble?

Protein: The kidneys are usually able to tolerate large protein loads without problems as long as they are healthy. Most nutritional supplements do not cause kidney issues. It is always advised to see your doctor (at least yearly) to make sure everything is ok. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and I'm losing about 650 mg of protein from my kidneys . What would this indicate ?

I'm 18 and I'm losing about 650 mg of protein from my kidneys . What would this indicate ?

That something is: wrong with your kidneys-theyare not functioning right.See a Nephrologist for this and get your kidneys evaluated. ...Read more

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Is protein toxic to kidneys?

Is protein toxic to kidneys?

Excessive protein, : Such as the atkins or paleo diet, over works the kidneys and can lead to kidney failure. Normal protein amounts from a plant-based diet are not harmful to the kidneys. Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com. ...Read more

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Does protein overdose cause kidney damage?

Does protein overdose cause kidney damage?

Should not: Ingestion of large amounts of protein (for example protein supplements) should not have any deleterious effects on kidney function if you have normal kidneys. Proteins are broken down and then removed through the kidneys. Therefore, high protein diets tend to make the kidneys work harder and should be avoided in patients with preexisting kidney disease. ...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