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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can microscopic proteinuria reverse to normal in a person with single diabetic kidney with losartan and healthy habits?

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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Diabetic kidney: If you are on losartan for proteinuria and are taking good care of yourself with a normal hgba1c then you can expect to do well. The answer is your proteinuria can revert to normal if you are in good diabetic control.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Proteinuria: Do you know the cause of your proteinuria (p)? If it is due to diabetes, losartan (l) is an excellent drug. If it is due to non-diabetic kidney disease you can use l. You should see a neophrologist (n) to have a 24 hour urine collection for a creatinine clearance and p. Blood work will also need to be taken to see if you have some glomerular disease. Then, you may need other drugs to treat your p.

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