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Albumen In Urine
Hi my mom just did a nlood test and the results are
HDL 35 Mg/dl
Albumin (+) (traces in urine)
Are they related in some way please help?
No: The results of cholesterol in the blood have no relation with the urine results. HDL is borderline low and LDL is slightly high, depending on the reference ranges of the lab you used. Also you did not mention how high the total cholesterol is, and if there is family history of heart disease. Trace albumin in the urine is commonly seen, not significantmay need repeat if your doctor is concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Trace = small amount: Protein/albumin is not normally found in urine. The term trace in urinalysis means small amount. A protein trace in urine = 10 mg/100 ml giving a slightly hazy appearance to the urine. Albumin is the most common protein found in the bloodstream; it is finding its way into the urine by some means. Other clinical info is needed with evaluation by your doctor to narrow down the cause. Good luck! ...Read more
Kidney inflammation: Normal kidneys are not supposed to lose protein. Albumin is a form of protein. If you are losing traces of albumin, it means the membranes in the kidney that usually retain and hold the protein from spilling into the urine has become leaky, which is usually a result of inflammation and damage. See a doctor to run more tests to prevent the condition from worsening. ...Read more
Helo drs... My urine albumin creatine ratio is 4.6 mg/mmol .Iam male 45... How significant is this... Looots of cheers?
May get follow-up: This is a way of estimating how much protein is being lost via the kidneys on a spot urine, without using a 24 hour check. This is a wee bit high. If you have diabetes, this might be a reason for a follow-up study; if there's nothing else to suggest kidney disease and you're not diabetic, your physician may simply note it for future reference. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Albumin in urine: If you have Albumin in your urine you should get advice from your doctor on finding the underlying cause. One thing that you can do in the meantime is to reduce your salt intake by avoiding the salt shaker and high salt foods like cheeses, cold cuts, junk food, restaurant food and prepared foods. Also, if you have diabetes you should be sure to keep your blood sugar as normal as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Homework?: There aren't 'the five causes' -- if your teacher asks for these, try to find the textbook that he/she is using. Most important are orthostatic proteinuria (most common), leaky GBM (diabetes, amyloidoisis, membranous GN & its kindred, minimal change DZ / FSGS / any chronic kidney disease with hyperperfusion); most urinary tract infections, consider tumor. ...Read more
Can be: Albumin in urine may occur due to urinary infection, bleeding in the urinary system, tumors etc. Isolated Albumin in urine usually represents microvascular damage and is a reflection of microvascular damage elsewhere in the body, e., g, eyes, nerves. It is often associated with diabetes. Consult your doctor as medications are available to curtain further damage kidney and other organs. ...Read more
Albumins are proteins which dissolve in water and are not covered with chains of sugars. The most common is serum albumin. These molecules transport other molecules which don't dissolve in water very well. But its main function is to regulate the amount of water in the blood. Another type of Albumin is the ...Read more
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