The kidneys and protein what is the connection

Every time that we eat something rich in protein, such as a large piece of meat, our kidneys get work to do, because they have to excrete the end-product of protein metabolism, urea. If someone eats a lot of protein, their kidneys have to deal with a large amount of urea. After you have eaten a steak, for example, the blood flow through the kidney corpuscles and the pressure there increase temporarily via a mechanism that is not fully understood. A healthy kidney copes with this without a problem. But you can imagine that a kidney that is already damaged by long-standing, poorly controlled diabetes, for example, is very sensitive to the increased pressure after a protein-rich meal. If too much urea is produced, it can no longer be completely excreted through the kidneys and begins to accumulate in the blood.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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