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A 61-year-old female asked:

what medications can cause proteinuria?

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Dr. Jason Kline
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Proteinuria : There are few medications out there that can cause kidney damage resulting in proteinuria. Perhaps some of the most common (and easily obtained) are otc nsaids which have been associated with membranous nephropathy and minimal change disease. But there are others. If you have proteinuria, make sure you discuss all medication use including otc meds and supplements with your doctor. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Proteinuria: The most common cause of proteinuria caused by medications is nsaids, others are, nicotine, penicillamine, lithium carbonate, gold and other heavy metals, antibiotics, or opiates (especially heroin. Proteinuria can be caused by other things and is a symptom, not a diagnosis. Please see your doctor to be evaluated for its cause and treatment and tell him of the medications you are taking.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: proteinuria?

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Dr. Rajesh Boorgu
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Protein in urine: Proteinuria means the presence of excess of serum proteins in the urine. The excess protein in the urine often causes the urine to become foamy. Up to 150 mg a day of protein may be excreted by a normal person most of this being tamm-horsfall protein. Between 150-300 mg/day may be considered microalbuminuria and greater than 300mg/day is abnormal and needs to be investigated.
United Kingdom
A 25-year-old male asked:

What is the difference between transient and orthostatic proteinuria?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Timing: If you get sick with something, say "the current viral illness", and it's nasty, you can leak protein into your urine (transient). It clears when you recover. If you're one of the several % of humankind who leak protein into the urine just from standing up (orthostatic), you'll save a lot of medical workup hassles by knowing this -- pee at bedtime, your first morning urine is protein free.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What remedies exist for proteinuria?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: Proteinuria can occur if the kidney is damaged by ay disease.There are many causes of proteinuria, so your doctor needs to find out the cause .In general though blood pressure control, and the use of certain medications called ace inhibitors help decrease protein in the urine.
Cleveland, OH
A 58-year-old female asked:

What foods do you eat to avoid proteinuria?

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Dr. Binny Koshy
Nephrology and Dialysis 24 years experience
Proteinuria : Food does not cause proteinuria. Diabetes and hypertension are two common causes of proteinuria and dietary modification is required for them.
A 52-year-old member asked:

What causes proteinuria?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Proteinuria: Many disease can cause this. The basic problem is the filtering part of the kidney has been damaged and protein leaks thru them and show up in the urine god description in Wikipedia

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