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Kidney problems from high protein diet?
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Dr. Amin Kamyar
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
High protein diet in a healthy person sould not matter much, although i still would not recommend it.
In people with kidney problems, meat intake should be limited to 0.8 g per kg body weight per day. Overall, a well balanced diet with emphasis on plant-based foods is much healthier than high meat intake. Eat water-filled foods, not fat-filled foods!

In brief: Yes
High protein diet in a healthy person sould not matter much, although i still would not recommend it.
In people with kidney problems, meat intake should be limited to 0.8 g per kg body weight per day. Overall, a well balanced diet with emphasis on plant-based foods is much healthier than high meat intake. Eat water-filled foods, not fat-filled foods!
Dr. Amin Kamyar
Dr. Amin Kamyar
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hyperfiltration
High protein diets do not seem to cause kidney problems for people with normal kidneys & normal kidney function.
People with damaged kidneys or reduced renal function are at risk for additional kidney damage from high protein diet due to hyperfiltration.Simply stated, the kidneys are overworked because they have to filter out waste products from protein metabolism. Low protein diet protects kidneys.

In brief: Hyperfiltration
High protein diets do not seem to cause kidney problems for people with normal kidneys & normal kidney function.
People with damaged kidneys or reduced renal function are at risk for additional kidney damage from high protein diet due to hyperfiltration.Simply stated, the kidneys are overworked because they have to filter out waste products from protein metabolism. Low protein diet protects kidneys.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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