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How bad is a high protein diet for your kidneys. I am taking 2 grams per lb of body weight and doing heavy lifting.?
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
3 doctors agree
In brief: OK if kidneys are OK
Normal kidneys should be able to handle without major problems.
Need to rule out any underlying ckd or proteinuria. Also important to exclude liver disease and with any underlying metabolic diseases.

In brief: OK if kidneys are OK
Normal kidneys should be able to handle without major problems.
Need to rule out any underlying ckd or proteinuria. Also important to exclude liver disease and with any underlying metabolic diseases.
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Can cause problems
Megadoses of protein can be harmful to the kidney, and in extreme cases can lead to renal failure.
It's important to note that this occurs because all that extra protein is unnecessary and is excreted, in stool but also in urine as Amino Acids (or whole proteins if kidney is damaged). Huge amounts of protein don't build more muscle- diet rich in veggies and lean protein is just as good or better.

In brief: Can cause problems
Megadoses of protein can be harmful to the kidney, and in extreme cases can lead to renal failure.
It's important to note that this occurs because all that extra protein is unnecessary and is excreted, in stool but also in urine as Amino Acids (or whole proteins if kidney is damaged). Huge amounts of protein don't build more muscle- diet rich in veggies and lean protein is just as good or better.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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