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pick up the protein levels was posted 01/31/2008 08:51 pm by Anonymous
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Soy protein is a good source and doesn't overload the liver and kidneys and less likely to cause a problem with elevated ammonia. I found soy can cause indigestion so use soy alone when you can, like vanilla soy milk or chocolate soy milk. It taste pretty good. Also up the supplemental drinks that are amino acids, the body will make it's own protein, any of the drinks that are a 'meal replacement' not to be taken with foods. Have him sip them throughout the day. Peanut butter is also a good source of protein. It was suggested to me to try meso soup from the chinese restaurants when my husbands albumin got real low. It is made with soy. I never did because of the cost of it in the expensive restaurants where we were staying and I had no idea what that would taste like. His dr used albumin but it didn't help a lot for him. My husband wasn't eating at all so his albumin got real low and he too swelled. After they have chemo their intestines are a little irritated, to put it mildly and they need to heal too and he might not be absorbing his nutrients. Some of the chemos target the cells that make up the gastro track. If his liver and kidney functions are normal this could be the reason. Dehydration can cause it too.

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