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    Could too much Protein Cause High levels of Nitrogen in the Kidneys

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    Had a blood test taken and it showed a high BUN (blood urea nitrogen test) reading. I looked up to see what could cause this and one of the reasons eating high amounts of protein. This was to check my kidney and liver. My test wasn't way off the charts but caught me surprise. Anybody else have this happen to them?
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    How much protein are you eating a day?

    EDIT: And how big are you?

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    I am eating anywhere from 85g to 120 g a day (protein). 6' tall/154 lbs. and am 56 years old. Crossfit 3x a week, sprint 1x or 2x awek, and keep pretty busy the rest of the week.

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    Was your creatinine normal? Just a quick look on Google suggests that creatinine is more accurate indicator of kidney health?

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    That is not a very high protein number. High is usually 2-3 grams per pound of body weight, you are less than one. I would think that is a normal ratio.
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    I had a high BUN reading in my last bloodwork too but it was like a year ago when i was ZC and i attributed it to the obvious... massive meat consumption

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    MalPaz,

    What is ZC? Was your meat consumption greater than mine?

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    It was in the normal range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    MalPaz,

    What is ZC? Was your meat consumption greater than mine?
    zero carb... and unless you were eatin close to 3 lbs of meat a day then my consumption was greater...120G??? good gracious i still eat more than that now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalPaz View Post
    zero carb... and unless you were eatin close to 3 lbs of meat a day then my consumption was greater...120G??? good gracious i still eat more than that now!
    Wow. okay, do you mind me asking much protein do you eat daily? About what is your lean mass?

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