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Results of Comprehensive Metabolic Panel says Low Protein What does that mean WhT do I do?

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Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine
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In brief: LOW PROTEIN

Hello ~ at age 89y it most likely means that there is not enough protein in your diet.
If you increase FISH and MEAT and poultry in your diet this will correct. You can also increase protein by drinking BOOST or ENSURE protein drinks as well. Don't overdo them because if you do they give you diarrea! But 1 twice a day would be great ! thanks

In brief: LOW PROTEIN

Hello ~ at age 89y it most likely means that there is not enough protein in your diet.
If you increase FISH and MEAT and poultry in your diet this will correct. You can also increase protein by drinking BOOST or ENSURE protein drinks as well. Don't overdo them because if you do they give you diarrea! But 1 twice a day would be great ! thanks
Dr. Edward Seegers
Dr. Edward Seegers
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: See below

All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.
Having said that, you may take protein supplements available at pharmacy or other stores like Costco.

In brief: See below

All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.
Having said that, you may take protein supplements available at pharmacy or other stores like Costco.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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