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Protein Malabsorption Symptoms
Allergy vs intoleran: Common and medical meaning of milk allergy and intolerance might be confussing. Medically, there is definition of milk protein allergy and of lactose intolerance. Milk protein intolerance is not a formal medical diagnosis. Lactose intolerance is characterized by bloating, abdominal cramping and often diarrhea after eating dairy food, and using lactase (lactaid) helps control symptoms. ...Read more
Symptoms of protein deficiency are physical. Some are emotional.
Fainting, headache, difficulty sleeping, slow healing, general weakness, skin rashes, pale skin, ridges in nails, thinning or brittle hair, weight loss, edema
edema is a collection of fluid under the skin. Nkiness, moodiness.
Problems with conflict resolution
Lack of energy, no desire to do things. ...Read more
1.Constant craving of carbs!
2.Muscle and/or joint pain!
these are signs of mild deficiency!
symptoms of severe protein deficiency:
1.Edema (swelling) 2.Thinning brittle hair and/or hair loss 3.Ridges in finger and toe nails 4.Skin rashes; dry skin 5.Weak and tired 6.Muscle soreness and cramps 7.Slow healing 8.Skin ulcers 9.Sleep issues 10.Headache 11.Nausea 12.Fainting 13.Depression/anxiety. ...Read more
Lactose Intolerance: The disaccharide glucose and galactose is lactose, the main sugar in dairy products. Lactose intolerance is very common, particularly in adults. It occurs as a result of a deficiency in the lactase enzyme which breaks down lactose. Symptoms may include: gas, bloating, cramps, and diarrhea. Treatment consists of avoiding dairy, but many take oral lactase supplements just before eating dairy. ...Read more
Gas, bloat, diarrhea: Fructose is a sugar that can be malabsorbed, just like lactose (milk sugar); bacteria in the gut will ferment the undigested sugar; fermentation products cause gas, bloat, cramps, diarrhea-depending on the "dose" of fructose. Fructose is found in fruits, e.g. Pears, apples. High fructose corn syrup is not high fructose, but is compared to cs (all glucose). High fruct cs is similar to sucrose. ...Read more
Can't store protein: Unlike carbohydrates and fat, there is no storage form in the body for proteins. Proteins are either incorporated into tissues or they are eliminated. However there are conditions in the body such as amyloidosis which involve abnormal deposition of misfolded proteins; these can cause a variety of problems including heart failure and kidney failure. ...Read more
Unrelated/can't say: Malabsorption can be bad enough to eventually kill you through malnutrition. I hernia can strangulates and burst leading to death. I can't put the two together as causing each other but they are worth attending to. Robotic surgery can be done as an outpatient on many hernias and have you back at work within a few days. Malabsorption takes a while to identify & fix the cause or causes. ...Read more
What happens if your body isn't able to break down protein, would you have symptoms similar to hypoglycemia?
What do you suggest if my mum has protein in her urine and she has diabetes is it just a symptom of diabetes or something please help?
Proteinuria: Protein in the urine is diagnostic of diabetic kidney disease in people with diabetes. Protein in urine can increase risk of complications such as stroke, heart attacks, nerve and eye problems. If found early, the protein loss in the urine can be reversed. However, if the protein loss is substantial, the disease will progress and complications are likely to follow. She needs to see her doctor. ...Read more
What to do if I have been considered in stable remission for a while now. Have never had any symptoms or pains or anything except for protein in the urine?
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How common is fructose malabsorption and what are the symptoms? Which foods should be avoided with it?
Be sure of diagosis: Malabsorption is complex and may reflect bacterial fermentation from sibo, small bowel inflammation or mucosal disease (lots of causes), GI transit issues, pancreatic enzyme activity and sufficiency, etc. A fructose re-trial on your part after sibo eradication may be worthwhile. ...Read more
If you had ahus when you were young and have not had any symptoms for years except some low amounts of protein can you go into relapse with ahus?
Ahus: Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome can reoccur. We don't know what cause it but something can go awry in your hemolytic system. As stated we don't know why. ...Read more
Currently having a lengthy hypoglycemia attack; payday and protein bar 45 minutes ago. Now eating beef. Anxiety symptoms still. There. Help?!
Sounds like a panic: Attack or Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawal. If I am correct and it is a panic attack which I'm assuming it is because your blood sugar should've normalized by now. I believe you posted this originally four hours ago. The duration would make me think of either Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawal or status panic which is where you have prolonged panic. Either way you should contact your doctor and ask specifically how much Klonopin (clonazepam) you should take to get the symptoms under control. Not knowing your dose or if you missed a dose makes it impossible to give you any more detailed advice. ...Read more
I read one symptom of foam/bubbles formed in urine maybe cause of protein in urine. Will they be formed even if one stands or sits and urinates!
Normal causes: Of bubbles in urine include dehydrated concentrated urine and rapid/forceful urination (from holding too long) from any position! Abnormal causes include the protein in the urine you suggest and can come from protein drinks/supplements, high protein meal, or kidney dysfunction. Bacteria from an infection can produce a gas making bubbles. Rare instances can be watched; if recurrent, seek eval ...Read more
No: No it can not cause Malabsorption Syndrome ...Read more
What are some symptoms of renal failure? ... A cousin of mine and my uncle both died from renal failure. In my last urinalysis I had a lot of protein.
How can one diagnose if they have protein deficiency without anemia? Plz can u advice of the symptoms of protein deficiency in females under 50;thanks
Self-diagnosis?: If your bowel movements are basically normal and you are not losing weight, then you probably do not have malabsorption or maldigestion which might produce this despite a normal diet. Get a basic textbook or reliable online dietetics resource and count how much protein you eat daily. If it's 50 or more grams daily, you're simply not protein deficient. Why do you ask. ...Read more
I have the symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitisafter drinking protein shakes 2X/day...will this pass without meds? I had scope today and was clean.
An evolving answer: An evolving answer that includes identification /avoidance of known food allergens, use of budesonide, and possibly other agents. See: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed? Db=pubmed&term=treatment eosinophilic gastroenteritis for over 300 references in the pediatric and adult patient treatment settings. Diagnoissed by biopsy. How about cutting out the protein shakes? ...Read more
I have tested my urine and have ++leucocytes and + protein. What could cause this? I have no symptoms of uti.
I am taking 20mg of methotrexate teva a week to manage RA symptoms. I have protein in my urinalysis. What does this mean and how should it be treated?
Urine dipstick shows leukocytes, protein and presence of blood. I have no other symptoms of a UTI. Is this something else?
Urinary evaluation: Well this is clearly an abnormal finding -so a professional evaluation is warranted. I would be looking for a full urinalysis -not just a dipstick. There are other diseases that could cause 'sediment' in the urine -so part of this could be explained by whatever medical issues you have now. I would call your primary doc and set up an apt-preferably this week. If you get urinary symptoms-Urgent Care ...Read more
I had a total protein level of 6.1 and an albumin level of 3.4. All other bloodwork is normal. My only symptom is some fatigue. What is going on?
44 yo male. Total protein was 8.1 (everything else normal). googled and worried about multiple mylenoma. Do I need more tests? No symptoms but sometimes have bubbly urine. Urine dipstick test neg for protein.
Is it possible to have normal bnp and high c reactive protein in idcm and still have heart failure symptoms?
Yes: A normal bnp means that your left atrial pressure is low and but you can still have a low cardiac output and feel crummy from chf. High CRP doesn't correlate with CHF symptoms. Also, bnp is a range. Bnp of <10 is very low but bnp of 100 is "normal" but may be too high for someone with idcm. Also, there is a lag time: the bnp can be rising when symptoms are present. ...Read more
My long list of symptoms indicates malnourishment, despite protein/complex carbohydrate-rich diet and supplements. Specialists are stumped. Help!
Keep a journal: I would like to see a food journal of what you are eating, portion, and amounts of food eaten. I would have a dietician do an analysisof the amounts eaten first, if it seems that your intake is adequate, the next step is to look for evidence of malabsorption or processing problems. ...Read more