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What conditions cause albuminuria?

What conditions cause albuminuria?

Diabetes and kidney: In relation to diabetes it means that the diabetes has not been well controlled and the kidney has been damaged enough to leak protein. Albuminuria is also present in as number of kidney diseases that are not related to diabetes. ...Read more

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What is meant by glucosoria? Albuminuria?

What is meant by glucosoria? Albuminuria?

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

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How can one reduce high levels of albuminuria?

Underlying cause: By treating underlying cause or by giving angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor ( eg. Lisinopril) or angiotensin receptor blocker ( eg. Losartan). ...Read more

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Are there any specific diets for someone with albuminuria?

Are there any specific diets for someone with albuminuria?

HIGH PROTEIN DIET: Follow with your physician to find cause of albuminuria high protein diet will be helpful. ...Read more

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Why is albuminuria a result of hyperglycemia?

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

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How often should a person with diabetes be checked for albuminuria?

How often should a person with diabetes be checked for albuminuria?

Depends: For uncontrolled blood glucose, albuminuria or mau is a marker for kidney damage. Really depends on the individual as frequency is based on blood glucose. ...Read more

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What is glycosuria and albuminuria?

What is glycosuria and albuminuria?

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 more

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Is albuminuria in diabetes curable?

Is albuminuria in diabetes curable?

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 more

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Why is albuminuria a result of hypertension?

Why is albuminuria a result of hypertension?

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

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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

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Why do patients with diabetes mellitus often develop albuminuria?

Why do patients with diabetes mellitus often develop albuminuria?

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 more

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Does steroid shot means a cortisone inj?and what if um diabetic and hv albuminuria (protienuria)

Does steroid shot means a cortisone inj?and what if um diabetic and hv albuminuria (protienuria)

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

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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?

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 more

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Prednisone x 2 yrs and Arava x 4 mos for suspected PMR. Now with hypogammaglobulinemia and albuminuria. Could medicines be the cause?

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 more

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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

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Am I dying?

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

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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