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Severe Protein Deficiency Symptoms
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
That's the 1st rx: You don't get to that stage by eating a balanced diet.You would be consuming an excess of carbs and or fats with little protein and or starving so much your body was converting your muscles to sugar to keep you alive. Gradually increasing the caloric intake, including protein would be the first stage of treatment. Re-feeding too fast can trigger "refeeding"syndrome. This should be supervised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm being admitted to hospital for severely low iron and protein deficiency what will happen in hospital?
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
My face is breaking out with red rashes, scaly and itchy. Could be a symptom of protein deficiency and dehydration? If so, how can I self-treat at home
Forget your theories: Could not be protein deficiency or dehydration. Whatever is going on in your life that you should worry about these 2 things? You have itchy, scaly red condition on face. Where on face? "Self treat"???? Treatment follows diagnosis. Seborrheic dermatitis? Eczema? Other? If you really have some important disorder on your face you have the best chance for clearing by consultation with a dermatologist ...Read more
I am diagnosed with protein S deficiency. My total level was 75, and the free protein S level was 32 Can someone help me understand this condition.?
Yes: Combined protein c and protein s deficiencies can occur in one individual who is unlucky enough to inherit both autosomal dominant traits. This is very rare. Care should be taken as to when to check levels of these two proteins since both of them would be low in patients taking warfarin since both are also vitamin k-dependent in their production in the liver. ...Read more
See your doctor: If there is an underlying medical reason for your protein deficiency, medical treatment will be in order. If it is due to malnutrition or crash dieting, getting the right protein in the diet and/or supplementation might help. It is controversial, but in patients who do not take in enough protein and/or calories, muscle catabolism takes place before burning fat. ...Read more
Possible, unlikely: Kwashiorkor is a disease from severe protein malnutrition resulting in ascites. It would be very unlikely to occur in the us, to have such severe malnutrition. Much more likely cause is liver disease, and less likely is severe heart dysfunction causing liver damage or fluid collection. ...Read more
See hematologist: Protein s deficiency can vary - some patients have very mild forms and some much more severe. You need to know how severe your particular case is, and then decide if you have other risk factors for clotting - things like birth control or hormonal therapy, family history of clots/strokes, smoking status. All the things need to be considered together to see if you are a prospect for blood thinners. ...Read more
I have issues with protein and calcium deficiencies from time to time. Am I not allowed to donate blood?
Depends on specifics: Depends on the condition (-s) leading to the protein and calcium issues. Would suggest you check the Red Cross eligibility pages to see if your diagnosis is listed: http://www. Redcrossblood. Org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements IF no specific help there, can call the # provided with questions. ...Read more
Amino acids synthesi: Protein is necessary for the body to synthesize 13 Amino Acids and to break down polypeptide molecules into the nine essential Amino Acids that the body cannot manufacture on its own. Collectively, these acids constantly work to replenish tissue in the body, so they play an important role in the maintenance of healthy bones, muscles, and organs. The body also uses protein to produce hemoglobin. ...Read more