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substance in urine: Glucosuria (also called mellituria) is due to sugar in the urine on analysis and may reflect the presence of diabetes. Albuminuria is the presence of Albumin in the urine which can be from infection, or kidney disease. Other chemicals and substances can also be present in the urine as a reflection of diet, drug intake or illness. ...Read more
Sugar damages kidney: Uncontrolled hyperglycemia(high sugar) as seen in diabetes damages all of the organs of the body including the kidneys. Damaged kidney then leaks protein (albumin) into urine and you get albuminuria. Progression of this problem can lead to kidney failure, thats why is so important to control diabetes and hyperglycemia. ...Read more
Abnormal urine study: Glycosuria is presence of glucose (sugar) in urine.Commonly found in uncontrolled diabetes, there are other rarer causes(eg. Type 2 renal tubular acidosis).Albuminuria is presence of protein in urine, and has many causes including diabetes.Because protein in the urine can cause or be a marker for kidney damage, it is very important for people with either of these to keep in close contact w doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe, maybe not: Curable is probably the wrong word, as albuminuria is not a disease. It's a sign that the kidneys are not filtering properly. You can reduce the amount of Albumin that your kidneys spill into your urine by taking a medicine called an ace inhibitor or an arb. The dose may need to be titrated up to get your blood pressure down and to reduce the albuminuria. This helps to protect the kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Albuminurea: Albuminurea is frequently encounterd in patients with essential Hypertension and is a predictor of higher risk of Cardiovasculat and probably Kidney Dysfunction It may be as consequence of augmented intraglmerular capillary Pressure.It may reflect the existence of intrinsic glomerular damage that causes changes in glomerula barrier filtration or it could be due to tubular alteration ...Read more
I am not diabetic, & being treated for albuminuria, my BP remains 140/90. Pls tell can albuminuria be treated? & can damage to my kidney be reversed?
Proteinuria: Hi. Proteinuria can occur from many non-diabetes-related kidney problems, one of which is hypertensive nephropathy. With high blood pressure, we need to know whether it caused, or is caused by (or both), the kidney disease. I suggest you see a nephrologist for an expert kidney assessment. Good luck! ...Read more
Kidney disease.: People with long-standing diabetes can develop nephropathy, or kidney disease. When the kidneys are functioning properly, there is only tiny amount of a protein called Albumin found in the urine. As the kidney filtering fails in diabetic nephropathy, there will be more and more protein spilled into the urine, causing albuminuria (high amounts of Albumin in the urine). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes and steroid: Hi. First of all, if you're diabetic and have albuminuria, you need to aggressively control your diabetes and blood pressure. And any glucocorticoid (cortisone, triamcinolone, etc) will aggravate blood glucose control for a period of time. Make sure you are aggressively controlling diabetes and blood pressure (from your med list, that might not be the case). ...Read more
I have severe pain in my heels then became the hole leg.x-ray said:bilateral plunt calcaneal spurs are seen.i have albuminuria too.what shall i do.tha?
See your doctor: You have multiple issues which are likely not related. Heel spurs can cause discomfort and with the way your body compensates to walk can make your legs sore. Albumin in the urine can be related to diabetes,kidney or liver issues but can cause swollen legs as well. Best to see your doctor to counsel you on whats best for both issues. Good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Prednisone x 2 yrs and Arava x 4 mos for suspected PMR. Now with hypogammaglobulinemia and albuminuria. Could medicines be the cause?
Doubtful: PMR usually responds beautifully to prednisone therapy. I doubt that either arava or prednisone are the cause of albuminuria or hypogammaglobulinemia. Perhaps an evaluation by a nephrologist is in order but your rheumatologist can better advise you on this matter. Your pharmacist may be able to obtain more information about whether arava can produce kidney damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Creatinine & BUN r ok. I m being treated 4 high albuminuria. I m not diabetic. Bp 140/90. Can i be cured? Hav i Chronic kidney disease? Dr Told nothin
Get answers: The most common cause of proteinuria above trace (which should usually be ignored) is orthostatic proteinuria. This must be ruled out first. How are you being treated? You need a specific diagnosis first -- ACE inhibitors, protein restriction or what-have-you isn't appropriate until you really know what's going on. Insist on a full explanation -- it's your absolute right as the patient. ...Read more
Am I dying?
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more