High protein diet kidney pain

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5 years my now 17 year old has suffered chronic pain in her back (renal) area with lower abdominal pain both right side. She has reduced kidney function to that side by 10%, recurrent uti, but a partial duplex kidney system to the left. Various tests show inflamed ureter, constipation, slow transient bowel, inflammation around the ileac valve, urine ph usually around 6, protein +, leucocytes, but no actual diagnosis. No stones detected.
I found that I was low in calcium. I had been eating high protein bars. Some very high. I didn't realize the protein was leaching out any calcium I had. Symptoms were, chest pain, kidney pain, shakey muscles, and loss of feeling in hands and fingers. Also cunfusion, brain fog adn fatigue. Once I started calcium tabs 1500 mg. per day and stopped the bars, symptoms began to go away. Kidneys were hurting after the chest pain.
I've been researching online and have found there to be a disagreement on whether to feed a puppy a low protein diet, as well as seeing other treatments involving high quality protein rather than low protein diets? I've seen a lot of sites recommending egg whites as it is high quality protein and low phosphorus. Should I consider adding egg whites on top of the prescription diet? Or would I need to choose to go with one or the other?
Protein: 30 mg/dL (Notes indicate it is H H.) Urine Hgb: Trace. I would truly appreciate any input you may provide. Kind regards, Carlos.
There are some other things that an cause pain in our kidneys, like low Vit. D, dehydration, or too high a protein diet. Even drinking too much at one time can cause back pressure, since the small cyst in out collecting ducts never let the urine drain properly.
There are surgical treatments available, however, the best option is to simply put on weight, by a high fat and protein diet.
I followed the protocol in KT's book and began my diet on the third day but Dr. Simmeon's protocol says to gorge for 3 days and then begin the diet. I don't know why there is a day difference in the protocols. Also I noticed that DR. Simmeon says to eat white fish but in KT's book he is specific about the white fish being halibut, Chilean sea bass, flounder or sole. Is anyone following just Dr. Simmeon's protocol and if so are you eating other white fish like orange roughy or tilapia?
There are simple tests and procedures to diagnose kidney problems. I had such tests years ago to help differentiate my lower back pain. Turned out kidneys were fine and it was muscular. Tell your doctor you want kidney issues ruled out. If he doesn't take you serious, do your own adjustment and see another doctor. Hope it all works out.
It seems like randomly once a month (sometimes twice) the morning I wake up for 3-5 ways with severe kidney pain, it's really a bizarre pain - like I can actually feel urine moving (sorry if that's gross). It wakes me up, once I'm up and moving I'm perfectly fine. Then in the evenings, I have bouts where my urine smells oddly sweet, but not a good sweet. It's got the strength of "asparagus" pee, it is sometimes cloudy or orange.
Hi Jon, I'm not on a diet (can't do the high protein atkins type w/my kidney stone'd past), but like others mention try to watch my carbs. Fluid greatly aggrevates my spasticity. I sure do feel better when I'm not bloated and suffer when I indulge. But, I still do it from time-to-time like a gluten for punishment..ha/ha. Glad you are able to drag to the gym ...you best keep those scuff wounds from draggin clean though - ha/ha..
In addition, plenty of people have worse kidney function and don’t feel pain, so the pain is not her kidney…And since blood pressure is low kidneys are probably not the problem. (I know she is not a high carb eater…but took it anyway.) Her diet is consistent and healthy and she takes appropriate supplements. Weight goes up and down with no known cause, not a small swing a large swing.
While i may have bloating, tummy pains and rumbling of gas moving in my intestines etc, i have also been diagnosed with high protein in the urine, doctors say is caused by damage to the kidney, letting more albumin out than usual. They attribute this damage to the high blood pressure i am suffering. My question is: could the increased gas pressure from aerophagia enter the kidney and cause this physical internal damage, and/or augment the increased BP.
What about your diet, a high protein intake can contribute to kidney stones. I can't imagine pain meds is the solution. Have you seen a different Urologist, for a second opinion?
Take care of your diet. Avoid high protein diet, foods rich in sodium and take a nutritious diet. Doctors, parents, and patients should consider the risks of any sports activity and decide whether the benefits outweigh those risks to avoid trauma or serious damage to your kidney. Do write to me with more queries. Take care and regards!
Hi, Based on your urinalysis results , were there other significant findings eg red blood cells, white blood cells, protein and casts? If kidney stones are a differential here, I suggest that you have a kidney ,ureter and bladder scan to rule this out. A serum uric acid levels as well as serum calcium and phosphate levels may also help. A 24 hour urine collection sample to determine quantitative protein levels in the urine may be necessary.
My biggest problem since then has been kidney infections. I usually have a lot of pain with the infections but then it goes away when the infection goes away. I usually have 5 or more a year. Is this normal for someone with MSK? They say I have no stones only calcification. Does the calcification make the infections reaccuring or are they separate issues and is there a way to get rid of the calcifications?
Hi All, I'm 46, female with joint pain, swelling and kidney pain, malaise when I eat most protein. This seemed to be triggered by a nasty virus with a sore throat and fever about 2 1/2 years ago. Around 12-hours after I eat ANY type of meat or seafood, my hands and feet get very painful, swollen, redness and stiffness. Feels like my hands have been slammed in a door. I also can feel swelling and pain in my face, breasts at times. The more I eat, the worse the reaction.
I have been working out with weights for 25 years, eating high protein diet. For many years i have had a weird kindney problem. If i used Vitamin C tablets or Ibuprofen for several days to a week, then i would get kidney pain?? Im sure it's kidney pain, low back, under the ribs towards the sides. So i just stayed away from thoose two items for years. But now i have the same dull pain in my kidneys all the time. (2-3 on a pain scale) My recent bloodtest showed normal kreatinin levels.
This is quite complex, because it is essential to keep her on a low phosphorous and low protein diet (to prevent further damage to the kidneys), while still aiming to give an adequate amount of protein and more calories so she doesn't lose more weight. Eventually, it will make no difference what you feed - as it will by then be more important to get her to eat whatever she will eat just to acquire some energy - but for now, the above regime is worthwhile following, if you can.
Many vets are still under the misguided impression that dogs in renal failure should have a no-protein, or low-protein diet because proteins are digested in the kidneys. This leads to malnutrition issues because dogs must have protein for general health. What you want is a more easily digestible form of protein that is low in phosphorus, and that means home cooking. At this stage of the game, anything you can get your dog to eat is a victory.
First and foremost, it's important to reduce phosphorus intake in any food given, because the build up of phosphorus will damage more of whatever amount of kidney is left. Second, while low protein diet is useful to prevent toxin build up, it's also important to get enough protein in him to give him the energy he needs.
What I can say is that she was in stage 3 kidney failure...Her numbers were not horribly high, however, she had many symptoms. She slept most of the summer, urinated more often,had an occasional accident...just things I attributed to old age. I knew something was wrong, the day she wouldn't eat. For 15 years, she had never, ever, not eaten. I brought her to the vet, I thought perhaps she had a urinary infection, but instead, was diagnosed with stage 3 kidney failure.
I am now in the dilemma of having to eat a LOW-TO-NO FIBER, LOW-TO-NO-FAT, and HIGH NUTRITION diet! I have no idea what to eat. Pretty much any fiber hurts my Crohn's (left side), any fat hurts my gallbladder (right side and back), and not eating will only starve me more. I need to eat! I HAVE to drink the boost in the morning, that's no fiber but 4 g fat. Fat-free yogurt seems to be good as it has nutrients but no fiber or fat. I can tolerate egg whites only, the yolks are too fatty.
The only thing i do not understand is that if my urine is foamy after high protein meals, how come there was not any protein detected in two seperate urinalyses dipstick test that i had. I am not worrying about it too much.
I had to loose weight quickly and I used a detox for a week and hydroxy cut while doing the 500 cal liquid protein shake diet. I lost 14 pounds in a month while working out 3xs a week. It was hell and I never recomend it. Lost the weight but the mental battle was not worth it. Havent gained it back and I eat twice healthy meals and a protein shake for breakfest but I also work out every day. If I could do it over again I would have started my diet earler so I wouldnt have to crash diet.
Are you sure it isn't really a high-protein body-building diet? Usually body builders consume a lot of protein which can be hard on your kidneys. Reduce the amount of protein you eat to reduce the workload on your kidneys. Drink plenty of water daily. Do not salt your food! Do not overdo potassium (bananas, spinach, V8 juice). Your refusal to continue on Prevacid was a good choice! Such drugs have caused many health problems for patients!
I've discovered that half the prescribed dose seems to be doing fairly well, but as the damage gets worse, we'll have to find something else. Regarding diet - the objective is not so much lower protein (protein gets processed in the kidneys) but to feed a more digestible, easily broken down protein. Phosphorous is your Public Enemy No.1 for damaged kidneys, so you'll need to learn what foods are low in phosphorous.
( Alex, I didn't get the impression you were making any judgments or predictions about who might be in a wheelchair down the line. Neither do I see anything suggesting you believe dietary choices can put a PwMS in a wheelchair. I do see you as a PwMS who hopes a healthier diet will be one more tool to help you avoid living life from a wheelchair. (After all, that makes it hard to run around on kid-free Australian holidays, eh?
------------------------------ I will cut out high protein foods for few days to see how things go
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