Protein Intake And Chronic Kidney Disease

Protein Intake And Chronic Kidney Disease

In this video, I’ll be going over the reasons why you should avoid high-protein diets with Chronic Kidney Disease:

High-protein, usually characterized by an intake of over 1.2 grams of dietary protein per kilogram of body weight per day, have shown to induce significant alterations in renal function. Furthermore, unlike carb consumption, higher protein intake influences renal hemodynamics by augmenting renal blood flow and raising intraglomerular pressure. This results in an increased glomerular filtration rate (GFR). This can lead to a phenomenon referred to as “glomerular hyperfiltration,” an increase in kidney volume and weight.

Moreover, Glomerular hyperfiltration induced by a high-protein diet has been vastly documented in numerous clinical studies. The glomerular hyperfiltration associated with a high-protein diet, along with the subsequent rise in urinary albumin excretion, may have adverse effects on kidneys over the long term. 

In conclusion, anybody with Chronic Kidney Disease should NOT be consuming about 75 grams of protein per day. In most cases, high protein diets lead to a worsening of creatinine, worsening BUN, worsening GFR, and you’ll see your toxin count go up.

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