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Herbal Treatment For Protein In Urine
FInd the cause: Don't treat lab values. You've had radiation therapy for something, so you're no stranger to the health care system. Insist that your physician can tell whether the cause of the protien in your urine is clear, or whether you'll need a further workup. The protein itself is not harmful, but it's a marker for underlying illness. Most often, it's orthostatic proteinuria, a non-problem. ...Read more
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
Has protein in urine after 2 urine tests in 4 months. Dr won't say what it means. Am on various psych meds. I have no symptons. Should I worry?
If my GFR stays in low 40s and cr is high but I have no protein in urine does that mean i don't have CKD or does that mean the kd isn't bad yet?
Proteinuria: A small amount of proteinuria (protein in urine) from time to time usually doesn't mean anything important. There are many kinds of infections and kidney diseases that can cause larger amounts or continued presence of protein, some of them quite serious. Without more information, there's no way to even guess the cause in any one person. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
High urine protein: To treat high proteinuria (p), you need to get a diagnosis. The first step is to have a 24 hour urine collection to assess kidney function and quantify the p/day. Blood work will also need to be taken to arrive at a diagnosis. If the p is due to a type of glomerulonephritis, certain drugs can be given to treat it. If the p is due to diabetes, certain drugs such as ace-i's are used to lower the p. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Nephrologist: 3 levels of protein in urine: microalbuminuria--less than 300 mg a day tubular--300-1000 mg a day nephrotic--more than 3500 if there is blood in the urine you may have a glomerulonephritis and this may be a very serious condition that causes rapid loss of kidney function. In general the more protein in the urine the worse the prognosis. There are too many diagnosis to list. You need a workup. ...Read more
Kidney disease?: Blood in the urine could be from any part of the urinary system- kidney, ureters, bladder or urethra. But a combination of blood and protein in the urine should make one suspect kidney disease. Have your doctor check your kidney function and quantify how much protein you are losing in the urine. ...Read more
I am 58 .Recently turned down for life ins , high protein in urine. Smoke 2 pks a day for years . Now have cough that won't go away. Had for weeks?
Talk to your doctor: Leukocytes in urine can indicate inflammation or infection. Inflammation will cause protein loss as well. If you have a urinary tract infection, have it treated and re-check your urine. If it normalizes, do not worry. If no infection, more studies are needed to find out why there is kidney inflammation. It helps to quantify the protein loss. If severe, can lead to kidney failure. ...Read more
Should not: Kidney is designed to hold on to protein and not let it into the urine. +1 protein in urine, would check again in a week to a month. If + again, needs to be worked up. If negative, recheck one more time in a month. If neg, recheck again in about 6 mo. If neg again, then not to worry. If +, needs work up. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
Not infrequent...: It is not infrequent to see trace protein or/& blood on chemstrip dip urinalysis, which are not considered to be clinically significant. Nonetheless, for trace blood, do micrpscopic exam so to confirm how many RBCs per high power field; for trace protein, test blood for renal function soon & yearly afterword for 3-5 yrs as follow-up. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC as keycode... ...Read more
Blood and protein: Blood (b) in your urine( u) is an abnormal finding. Protein (p) in your urine is abnormal when it is > 80 mg/day. Your lab work may be normal when b and p first appear in your u. Do a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein and have a renal ultrasound (us). If the us doesn't show any bleeding site, have cystoscopy. If you have > 1 gram of protein/day, you may need a kidney biopsy. ...Read more
Protein is an expensive commodity for the body. The kidneys are entrusted to return protein back to the body during filtering, and not lose it to the urine. Losses > 150mg/day are indicative of a problem with the filtration mechanism of the kidney. A nephrologist should be consulted ...Read more
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