Nutrition Community
Ketosis + Proteinuria + Gallstones + edema, No Diabetes, Still Undiagno...
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to nutrition, a balanced diet, calories, cholesterol, diet and disease, food preparation, vegetarian diet, and vitamins and minerals.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Ketosis + Proteinuria + Gallstones + edema, No Diabetes, Still Undiagnosed. Help :(

Hi, I am a 26 y/o male and had been experiencing edema in my abdominal area.
This all started after I took D-Ribose which I was taking for fibromyalgia. I was also doing a Paleo/Low-Carb diet that time. It was around July 2010.

I found out that D-Ribose can lower the blood sugar. That last day I took it, I felt so ill all over, in retrospect I realized I probably had too low blood sugar. A year later I still am experiencing ketotic-like breath and proteinuria.

My blood tests:
24Hr Urine Protein 192 (normal is <150mg/24h)
Fasting Blood Glucose 94 (65-99mg/dL)
serum Creatinine normal
egfr normal
No ketones in urine but I see my urine still having that oily slick, and it bubbles (protein)

Granted I couldn't reach 2000 calories in a day, but I try to eat above 100g carbs/day. Did I develop too much tolerance of glucose intake that I still get ketosis and proteinnuria?

Help, my doctors don't know what's going on :'( I also have no money left to go back. Lost my insurance. Please have mercy on my if you have sons or daughters my age.

Thanks very much. Please keep me in your thoughts.
Related Discussions
1756321_tn?1377771734
According to the FDA, some studies have found D-ribose supplementation causes an increase in uric acid. High uric acid levels (hyperuricemia) may not cause significant adverse effects in most people however some may develop gout, kidney stones, or kidney failure resulting from high uric acid levels.  As kidney function declines and large amounts of proteins are passing into the urine, swelling of the hands, feet, abdomen and face may occur.

The stages of CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) are mainly based on measured or estimated GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate).

Stage 1 (90+)
Normal kidney function but urine findings or structural abnormalities or genetic trait point to kidney disease

Stage 2 (60-89)
Mildly reduced kidney function, and other findings (as for stage 1) point to kidney disease.

3A (45 - 59) 3B (30 - 44)
Moderately reduced kidney function.

Stage 4 (15-29)
Severely reduced kidney function. Planning for endstage renal failure.

Stage 5 <15 or on dialysis
Very severe, or endstage kidney failure (sometimes call established renal failure)
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Nutrition Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Healthy Living Answerers
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
gymdandee
NJ
1530171_tn?1362547225
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Anne35
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
ImAnnaliese
757137_tn?1347200053
Blank
allmymarbles
NJ