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Can we treat severe protein deficiency just by adding more protein in our diet?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology

In brief: Possibly

possibly

In brief: Possibly

possibly
Dr. Thomas Wright
Dr. Thomas Wright
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