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Doctor insights on: What Organ Breaks Down Protein For The Body

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Which digestive organ releases enzymes to help break down starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines?

Which digestive organ releases enzymes to help break down starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines?

Pancreas: The pancreas is the organ that releases the enzymes to help breakdown starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines. ...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


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What happens if your body isn't able to break down protein, would you have symptoms similar to hypoglycemia?

What happens if your body isn't able to break down protein, would you have symptoms similar to hypoglycemia?

Protein: I am not sure I understand what you mean by "break down protein". Do you indeed have hypoglycemia? If so your doctor will be able to manage that or send you to a diabetes specialist. Please let me know what you mean by "break down protein". ...Read more

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Can the brain break down glucose, fat and protein for energy?

Can the brain break down glucose, fat and protein for energy?

General comments: Brain functions primarily on oxygen and glucose metabolism, but can substitute ketone bodies if necessary, and these come from metabolism of triglycerides (medical food Axona). Brain does not metabolize proteins for energy. ...Read more

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Is it common to measure c-reactive protein in diagnosing majjor organ disease?

Is it common to measure c-reactive protein in diagnosing majjor organ disease?

Not common...: The thing about c-reactive protein is that it's not too specific - meaning, if it's elevated, it could be elevated for a bunch of reasons: infection, inflammation, etc... And it doesn't tell you which organ system has the infection or inflammation. We measure it sometimes in the hospital, but it's not one of those I've seen regularly ordered by primary care physicians as an outpatient. ...Read more

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How can the body handle protein?

How can the body handle protein?

Lean protein.: For general health it's recommended to take one gram of lean protein (fish, pork, chicken, turkey) per kilogram of body weight. If you weight train, it's recommended to take one gram per pound of body weight to promote muscle recovery and building. You don't need any more protein than this. ...Read more

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How much protein can your body absorb?

The protein you eat: All the protein you eat will be absorped as long as your digestive system is normal.
The recommended daily allowance of protein is 46 grm for women and 56 grm for men. ...Read more

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Can too much protein be bad for the body?

Can too much protein be bad for the body?

Protein-Mayo clinic: 'Some high-protein diets restrict carbohydrate intake so much that they can result in nutritional deficiencies or insufficient fiber, which can cause health problems such as constipation and diverticulitis..
A high-protein diet may worsen kidney function in people with kidney disease because your body may have trouble eliminating all the waste products of protein metabolism.'
-Mayo Clinic ...Read more

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Are the proteins in all body parts the same?

No: There are about 100, 000 different proteins in the body and there are differences in the types and amounts of various proteins in different organs. ...Read more

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What is high-protein diets do for your body?

What is high-protein diets do for your body?

Better enable you to: Better enable you to put on muscle with exercise and help the body recover from exercise.! gram/ 2.2 lbs of body weight is the most you should ingest! ...Read more

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How much protein is too much for the body?

Varies w age, sexes: As a general rule, between 50-60 gms should suffice for an average male. Higher amount may be needed for athletes or people who burn more calories. Smaller 49-59 gms daily suffices for most females with similar need for adjustment. ...Read more

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Is protein/how does it help your body imporant?

Is protein/how does it help your body imporant?

Essential for life!: Protein and fat are essential for life. Carbs are not. Your flesh, organs, and muscle are made from protein and fat! Mdr 60 grams per day. If a high exercise person (cardio or weight training) you need 0.9 grams per pound of weight per day! ...Read more

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What happens if your body gets too much protein?

What happens if your body gets too much protein?

Over time: If it is a lot it can damage kidneys. If your kidneys are normal to start with a high protein diet for a short while is probably ok. ...Read more

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What are the functions of proteins in your body?

Proteins: They are the building blocks in the body. Play role formation of enzymes, DNA, tissue repair and maintainence, hormones, antibodies formation. ...Read more

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Which protein I have to take for my body growth?

Any protein: Meat products, eggs, legumes are rich sources of proteins. Eat much more than what you burn in calories and you'll promote body growth and increase in height.
Do some regular exercise to increase muscle mass.
Good luck! ...Read more

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Any food good for breakdown protein in our body?

Any food good for breakdown protein in our body?

No.: No, and why would you want to do that? Protein is more than muscle. It's essential for life. ...Read more

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If you eat too much protein, can you hurt your body?

Yes: It can be bad for your kidneys, and does not directly build muscle. See your doctor for a diet that is right for you. ...Read more

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What happens when your body uses protein instead of fat?

If you are referring: To catabolizing your own protein (muscle) - it will cause you to lose muscle mass. The more muscle mass you lose - the lower your metabolic rate drops. ...Read more

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We need protein, but what exactly does it do in our body?

We need protein, but what exactly does it do in our body?

Albumen: A part of the protein we need
is necessary for us to maintain our BLOOD VOLUME thus to maintain our CIRCULATION

VITAL TO LIFE

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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How much protein can I consume before my body stores it as fat?

How much protein can I consume before my body stores it as fat?

Depends: Entirely on how much you burn exercising. You'll either burn it for energy, store it in muscle, use it to replenish stuff like skin and hair that you ordinarily shed, or it'll turn to fat. You're approaching your athletic prime. Train hard, avoid the worst grease and sugar, and your body will reward you by looking great and telling you what's right to eat. ...Read more

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Why do high protein diets increase the fluid needs of the body?

Why do high protein diets increase the fluid needs of the body?

Water required: In order for the body to metabolize protein, it must provide water and energy. Protein requires active metabolism. Carbohydrates and fat can be passively metabolized. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens with excessive protein in the body?

Depends!: If on a low carb diet, burned as fuel to produce glucose by the liver, and used as building blocks for your bodies protein, isnce it is broken down to essential amino acids. If on a normal diet, there are 4 kcal per gram of protein. And it will count toward your total caloric intake and cause weight gain, if it exceeds the calories spent by basal metabolism and your activity. ...Read more

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How can our bodies handle all the protein eaten throughout the day?

Proteins are digeste: Body is capable of breaking proteins into Amino Acids which are used in the body for repairing the normal wear and tear. The extra Amino Acids are converted into urea and excreted via the urine. So there is no problem in disposing the proteins! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when your body doesn't get enough protein?

Could you tell me what happens when your body doesn't get enough protein?

Plenty!: 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

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What are the symptom in the body when excess protein is stored in the body?

What are the symptom in the body when excess protein is stored in the body?

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

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Could you tell me what happens if you eat protein that your body doesn't need?

Converted to energy!: Turned into energy, will be stored as fat, if not on a low carb diet. Dangerous only if significant kidney or liver disease present! ...Read more

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Can you please describe the cause and effects if you have too little protein in your body?

Can you please describe the cause and effects if you have too little protein in your body?

Not eating right!: Cause: poor intake!
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. ...Read more

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If u have a high protein in yr body what does it means and what may course? What's the cure?

If u have a high protein in yr body what does it means and what may course? What's the cure?

I assume that you r: If the high protein level is in your blood, it may mean some type of abnormal proteins like they are found with Multiple myeloma. You should consult a physician and seek further testing to confirm diagnosis and receive appropriate treatment. ...Read more