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Typhoid and Kidney/Heart Problems

In my childhood I had typhiod. I have read in a book that a childhood fever such as typhiod or tonsiltus may become problem in latter years for the kidney, and to compensate the added pressure on kidneys the heart gets involved. This results in increase in blood pressure. Has anyone read about this? Is it really a problem? At this point I take around 1.5gms/pound protein.

I’m not knowledgable about this condition, nor is anyone on this board (except for Cy Willson or someone similar). So, the best bet is going to be to consult with your doctor about the general health of your heart and kidneys.

That said, I’d expect hydration to be crucial for you. Especially with a higher protein intake, you want to give your kidneys all the water they need, and then some. I’m talking a gallon a day minimum, no exceptions.

Also, for Hypertension (high blood pressure) in general, monitoring your dietary sodium is crucial. Shoot for 1,500 to 2,000 mg. per day at most. Hope that helped some.