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I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

GFR: Your Estimated filtration rate is borderline. This is not a problem itself. The important concern is whether disease exists that might be progressive. Serum creatinine of 1.0 is "normal". So is serum creatinine 1.1. However, creatinine relates to muscle mass. If you are small muscled as a. 55 yo woman, then creatinine of 1.1 or 1.0 may indicate some minor impairment in its excretion. ...Read more

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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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Can you let me know how many grams of protein can cause kidney failure?

Can you let me know how many grams of protein can cause kidney failure?

Not a number: That anyone can give you.. Your kidneys fail from... Many factors. The best person to ask these questions is the nephrologist. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many grams of protein per day can cause kidney failure?

Can you let me know how many grams of protein per day can cause kidney failure?

Not a number... : And is also dependent on your current renal function. I would ask these questions of your nephrologist. ...Read more

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I am in kidney failure and want to lose at least 60 lbs. I need suggestions on how to do that without taking in to much extra proteins.

I am in kidney failure and want to lose at least 60 lbs. I need suggestions on how to do that without taking in to much extra proteins.

Ask Nephrologist: Your kidney doctor will require strict dietary choices to reduce sodium, potassium, and protein. He will want to have direct input to any food choices you make, due to their influence on kidney function. ...Read more

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Do hemp protein suit for ppl who is kidney failure?

Do hemp protein suit for ppl who is kidney failure?

Likely to be OK: Plant proteins such as hemp spare kidney function in rats with a genetic predisposition to renal disease. Hemp protein contains significant amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids along with all of the essential amino acids. It is high in arginine which supports kidney function. However, there are potential side effects to be aware of so always check with your doctor before adding this or anything new to your diet. ...Read more

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Protein in my urine does that mean kidney failure soon?

Protein in my urine does that mean kidney failure soon?

Not necessarily: I would see your doctor to determine how much protein is in your urine. Not all patients with protein in the urine progress to kidney failure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i could be suffering from kidney failure even with no protein showing up in my urine?

Is it possible that i could be suffering from kidney failure even with no protein showing up in my urine?

Yes: Proteinurua is not a required symptom of renal failure. Glomes ( functional unit if kidneys) can fail without causing proteinuria. ...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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Hi docs, would reducing protein intake and taking vitamin b1 slow kidney failure?

Hi docs, would reducing protein intake and taking vitamin b1 slow kidney failure?

No: Protein overload is potentially damaging to kidneys but studies have shown complete protein deprivation increases mortality of renal patients ...Read more

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Egfr 72 (mdrd), age 45, controlled BP (ace), no protein in urine - how many years at this egfr can I expect to stay clear of end stage kidney failure?

Egfr 72 (mdrd), age 45, controlled BP (ace), no protein in urine - how many years at this egfr can I expect to stay clear of end stage kidney failure?

Whoa: Estimated gfr's are subscientific. I see that you're hypertensive, but you can't possibly be in 'kidney failure', which you list, with an egfr of 72. They're based on creatinine which is a function of muscle, and (get this!) there's an adjustment of 25% for black people 'because african-americans are more muscular.' every gym dude is suddenly a kidney failure case, and most folks like you are ok. ...Read more

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Husbands crp protein result is 96. has mild cirrhosis and acute kidney failure. why is it so high? dangerous? what does it mean?

Husbands crp protein result is 96. has mild cirrhosis and acute kidney failure. why is it so high? dangerous? what does it mean?

Inflammation: CRP and ESR are both non specific biomarkers for inflammation or acute infection. In itself, neither is harmful, but help to monitor response to treatment or identify a problem. ESR and CRP should be interpreted differently: CRP is more sensitive of the acute phase of inflammation than the ESR. Finding the cause and treatment is key. I wish him well. ...Read more

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My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could i still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

My bun was a 10 and my creatine was 0.8. Could i still have kidney failure or would those levels have to be high? I have protein in urine regularly!

Not Likely: Those are healthy kidney numbers. However, you can have other causes of proteinuria or renal insufficiency and should follow up with a nephrologist or your regular doctor. ...Read more

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I had urinalysis done and 30 plus protein is in urine and back pain. What could cause protein in urine? Kidney failure?

I had urinalysis done and 30 plus protein is in urine and back pain. What could cause protein in urine? Kidney failure?

Many things: this test detects normal amounts of albumin frequently as 30 mg/dl. I suggest a first morning void, if elevated then check a protein/creatinine ratio. Nephrology consultation may be needed, Causes, glomerulonephritis, interstitial disease, myeloma, infectin, nephrotic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension. A long list requiring medical attention to sort ...Read more

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Urinary frequency scared have kidney failure GFR goes 80 to 97 protein one time in urine 1 yr ago serium protein & globulin down .2 but normal range?

Urinary frequency scared have kidney failure GFR goes 80 to 97 protein one time in urine 1 yr ago serium protein & globulin down .2 but normal range?

Why afraid?: Urinary frequency has many other causes that renal failure, which would actually be a very rare symptom associated with renal failure. Is there a family history or something else that leads you down the path of renal failure? That is what you need to explore, because your numbers are just fine for your age and i'm not to sure why you are so concerned that something so drastic must be wrong... ...Read more

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1/29/13 yrly checkup GFR 97 creatinine .74 had urine checked 2 weeks ago no protein all ok urinating more often nml amounts A1c 4.9 -- kidney failure?

1/29/13 yrly checkup GFR 97 creatinine .74 had urine checked 2 weeks ago no protein all ok urinating more often nml amounts A1c 4.9 -- kidney failure?

NOPE!: All the #s you offered are totally normal. If you are having frequency of urination, might want to have urine rechecked for infection or see md either way if bothering you too much... ...Read more

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Does kidney failure typically cause urine pH fluctuations & protien in urine, but normal bun and creatine?

Does kidney failure typically cause urine pH fluctuations & protien in urine, but normal bun and creatine?

Renal failure: Renal failure implies the kidneys are not working. When that happens, BUN and serum creatinine rise. Ph fluctuations in urine are normal. Mild amounts of protein in urine can be normal. So, kidney failure can cause a whole bunch of urine changes, but BUN and creatinine have to be abnormal to make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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How effective is a low-protein diet for treating chronic kidney disease?

How effective is a low-protein diet for treating chronic kidney disease?

Best to say, a bit.: without an exam, I can only give general information. while low protein diet is recommended, the benefits are mild mainly because most causes of chronic kidney disease (diabetes) we cannot forestall continuing injury. Protein takes kidney effort to get rid of. less kidney effort if lower protein intake. ...Read more

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I have a chronic kidney disease stage 4, still stable since 2009. I want to gain muscles but i cannot consume too much protein. Any alternative?

I have a chronic kidney disease stage 4, still stable since 2009. I want to gain muscles but i  cannot consume too much protein. Any alternative?

Training: It is not necessary to take in large amounts of protein to gain muscle mass, despite what the vitamin stores advertise. What is essential is consistent resistance training. With your condition, you can work out but avoiding increasing your protein intake is crucial to keeping your kidneys stable. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hello, I would like to get a possible "unofficial" diagnosis/advice of possible chronic kidney disease from protien in my UA and micro albumin/creat.

Hello, I would like to get a possible "unofficial" diagnosis/advice of possible chronic kidney disease from protien in my UA and micro albumin/creat.

Proteinuria: Of course the amount of protein in your urine,as determined by analysis of protein amount in an accurate 24 hour urine collection, is very important. A nephrologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you for significant proteinuria. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


Protein (Definition)

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