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How effective is amino acid therapy for someone on abdominal peritoneal dialysis?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Not effective

Would not try Amino Acid supplements in dialysis-dependent people.
I am not sure of the wisdom of it in non-dialysis patients either. No documented evidence that it provides real benefit and it may provide significant side effects.

In brief: Not effective

Would not try Amino Acid supplements in dialysis-dependent people.
I am not sure of the wisdom of it in non-dialysis patients either. No documented evidence that it provides real benefit and it may provide significant side effects.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Camilo Barcenas
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Best to take protein

Peritoneal dialysis patients lose a fair amount of protein and Amino Acids in the peritoneal fluid with this modality of therapy.
So it is best if they supplement their diet with a substantial amount of high quality protein. Pure Amino Acids are likely to be expensive and a good diet with adequate protein supplements would do the same job.

In brief: Best to take protein

Peritoneal dialysis patients lose a fair amount of protein and Amino Acids in the peritoneal fluid with this modality of therapy.
So it is best if they supplement their diet with a substantial amount of high quality protein. Pure Amino Acids are likely to be expensive and a good diet with adequate protein supplements would do the same job.
Dr. Camilo Barcenas
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