Elevated Urea Levels & Too Much Protein

 

If you’re eating a high-protein diet to lose weight or increase muscle mass, your body may be producing high amounts of urea, a byproduct of protein metabolism. Urea builds up in your blood, and the excess is excreted by the kidneys through your urine. Consuming too much protein may strain your kidneys, and if your kidneys aren’t working well, it may cause further damage. Consult your doctor before starting a high-protein diet.

About Protein

Protein is found in every cell, tissue and organ in your body, and these proteins need constant replacement. That makes the protein in foods you eat essential for good health. Protein is found in a number of different types of foods, including meats, poultry, fish, beans, soy foods, dairy, nuts, seeds, grains and vegetables. When you eat protein, your body breaks it down into amino acids, which are used to replace the protein in your body. Your body cannot store excess protein, and the extra amino acids are catabolized into energy and ammonia. The ammonia is then turned into urea and eliminated from your body…

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