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Monday, March 12, 2012

Beware, High-Protein Diet Can be Dangerous for Kidney

When looking to lose weight, many people prefer foods high in protein because it can reduce hunger. But be careful, for people who have kidney disease risk, avoid high-protein diet because it can increase the risk of kidney stones.

"A diet with a protein meal was chosen because it can withstand hunger. In obese patients, renal function should be checked first before making any dietary protein. If not, will the patient be thin, but eventually had a kidney transplant," said Dr. Dr. Saptawati Bardosono, MSc, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of medicine RSCM, in the event Press Conference 'World Kidney Day: Love Your Kidneys, Drink Enough Water!' in Akmani Hotel, Jakarta, Tuesday (06/03/2012).

People suffering from kidney disease should reduce foods high in protein because protein will produce urea (the metabolism potein), which can aggravate kidney.

"In addition, the higher the protein the amount of calcium and uric acid (uric acid) in the urine will increase. While we know that calcium and uric acid crystallization is the triggering factor that causes kidney stones urine," said Dr. Dharmeizar, SpPD-KGH, Chairman Nephrology Association of Indonesia (Pernefri).

Actually, the information from Dharmeizar, when eating protein the body will also produce citrate which can prevent kidney stones. Unfortunately, the amount of citrate produced a lot less of calcium and uric acid, so there remains the potential for kidney damage.

"The solution, if you eat a lot of protein then multiply also drink water. Or to be neutralized by drinking a soda," concludes Dr. Dharmeizar.

Kidney stones are known in medical terms as Nephrolithiasis or renal calculi. These diseases are the result of rock-hard mass that forms in the urinary tract and can cause blockage or infection as well. Stones may form in the kidneys and the bladder.

The cause of stone formation varies, there is caused by the intake of calcium and uric acid is high. Other causes are a relatively small content of citrate in the urine. And lack of drinking water.

Symptoms of the disease is difficult to detect. But usually the patient will experience pain in the lower abdomen. Other symptoms include dark urine color, back pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal distension, fever, menggingil, and there is blood in the urine.

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