Protein in urine QUESTION

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  1. Accord

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    Some of you might have read my last thread. Anyways, I had a urine test at my doctors and some protein showed up in my urine due to my very high protein intake (250mg+).

    If I significantly decrease my protein intake, how long will it be before protein will stop showing up in my urine if I have a urine test?

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  2. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    Is it bad to have protein show up in your urine?
     
  3. AaronOC

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    no
     
  4. AaronOC

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    it means you're eating enough
     
  5. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    Hmmm. Now I wonder why it is bothing him.
     
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    250mg+ is really unhealthy you should be eating more
     
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    so whats the problem with having protein in your urine?
     
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    Makes me think his kindeys aren't working properly, you should be getting increased amounts of urea, not protein. :confused:
     
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    i'm glad we're making medical diagnoses now :rofl: small amounts of protein in urine is perfectly normal, and slightly increased levels is a common side effect of increased protein intake. His doctor already told him not to be concerned about it, so i'm not sure why he is making it into an issue :dunno:
     
  11. Ceaze

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    it means you have diabetes
     
  12. Accord

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    Because it is a disqualifier at MEPS, therefore I can't have any.
     
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    wtf? well, stop eating eggs, meat, chicken, etc
     
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    ya go veggetarian. Until then quit bitching about your piss
     
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    I'm not trying to cut out ALL protein from my diet, basically what i'm trying to figure out is what's the most amount of protein I can take in without protein showing up in my piss?

    Thanks
     
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    72.85788 grams. Nothing more, nothing less.
     
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    I'm all for saving money, so I often drink my own urine because of this same exact reason.
     
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    It's right on the list of disqualifiers:

     
  19. AaronOC

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    because megadosing protein and creatine is the same as taking steroids
     
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    Because it can be a sign of a serious disease like kidney failure.
     
  21. AaronOC

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    :ugh:
     
  22. Ceaze

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    God, people on here overreact on both sides of the spectrum. Protein in the urine can simply be from excessive protein ingestion (most likely his case), but can also be a symptom of a serious condition.


    BUN (Blood Urea Nitrogen)

    This test measures the amount of urea nitrogen that's present in the blood. When protein is metabolized, the end product is urea which is formed in the liver and excreted from the bloodstream via the kidneys. This is why BUN is a good indicator of both liver and kidney function. Increased levels can stem from shock, burns, dehydration, congestive hear failure, myocardial infarction, excessive protein ingestion, excessive protein catabolism, starvation, sepsis, renal disease, renal failure, etc. Causes of a decrease in levels can be liver failure, overhydration, negative nitrogen balance via malnutrition, pregnancy, etc.

    Normal range:

    Adults
    10-20 mg/dl​


    Creatinine

    Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, the chemical used in contraction of skeletal muscle. So, the more muscle mass you have, the higher the creatine levels and therefore the higher the levels of creatinine. Also, when you ingest large amounts of beef or other meats that have high levels of creatine in them, you can increase creatinine levels as well. Since creatinine levels are used to measure the functioning of the kidneys, this easily explains why creatine has been accused of causing kidney damage, since it naturally results in an increase in creatinine levels.

    However, we need to remember that these tests are only indicators of functioning and thus outside drugs and supplements can influence them and give false results, as creatine may do. This is why creatine, while increasing creatinine levels, does not cause renal damage or impair function. Generally speaking, though, increased levels are indicative of urinary tract obstruction, acute tubular necrosis, reduced renal blood flow (stemming from shock, dehydration, congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis), as well as acromegaly. Decreased levels can be indicative of debilitation, and decreased muscle mass via disease or some other cause.

    Normal range:

    Adult Male
    0.6-1.2 mg/dl

    Adult Female
    0.5-1.1 mg/dl​


    BUN/Creatinine Ratio

    A high ratio may be found in states of shock, volume depletion, hypotension, dehydration, gastrointestinal bleeding, and in some cases, a catabolic state. A low ratio can be indicative of a low protein diet, malnutrition, pregnancy, severe liver disease, ketosis, etc. Keep in mind, though, that the term BUN, when used in the same sentence as hamburger or hotdog, usually means something else entirely. An important thing to note again is that with a high protein diet, you'll likely have a higher ratio and this is nothing to worry about.

    Normal range:

    Adult
    6-25​
     
  23. Accord

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    If I have protein in my urine, i'll be disqualified at MEPS. I am not worried about having any sort of disease and I know for a fact that it's from from excessive protein intake and my doctor isn't worried about it at all - but this isn't the issue. It doesn't matter if it's normal to have protein in your urine on a high protein diet because if I have protein in my urine then i'll be DQ'ed at MEPS.

    I don't want to cut out all my protein but I want to cut it down enough to the point where there isn't protein in my urine.
     
  24. Holy fuck, dont :ugh: anyone, you don't know what the fuck you're talking about. Don't make like you do.

    He's right, its a sign of renal disfunction. Take it seriously

    And just because your protein intake is high, that doesnt mean its the cause.
     
  25. AaronOC

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    :bowdown: Sorry dr biggdog
     
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