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How To Increase Protein In Urine
Proteinuria: Proteinuria is a sign of chronic kidney disease which can result from diabetes, high blood pressure, and diseases that cause inflammation in the kidneys.(Myeloma can also cause proteinuria) Eating protein does not cause protein to leak into urine unless you have the above diseases. If you do then make sure your daily protein intake is as recommended for healthy Americans (0.8 grams/kg body weight) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hi, What can be done to lower protein in urine. Please advise. Thanks. Will rich protein diet increase it,?
Find the cause: If you've been found to have trace proteinuria, don't worry. If you have +1 proteinuria and no symptoms, your physician may work you up -- the first step is to see whether it's present in a morning urine produced entirely while you're lying down. If this is free of protein, you have orthostatic proteinuria and need not worry. If you're diabetic, the rules are different. Best wishes. ...Read more
Proteinuria: Proteinuria (p) can be found on a urine analysis. P is a condition, not a diagnosis. It can be caused by several diseases, diabetes among others. You need to see a nephrologist to have a 24 hour urine collected to assess your kidney function and how much p it has. Blood will be taken to help find out the cause of the p. If no diagnosis is found, a kidney biopsy may be be needed to find a diagnosis. ...Read more
We'll find out: Your physician knows how to follow this up knowing about your overall health and life. Orthostatic proteinuria, the most common cause, is diagnosed by having you empty your bladder before you go to bed, and finding the protienuria is gone on first-voided morning specimen. Other proteinuria can be more worrisome if persistent. ...Read more
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There are a few benign causes of protein in the urine, like positional proteinuria. Most people have some protein in the urine after vigorous exercise or during fever. Hypertension and diabetes need to be excluded. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and you may consult this site.
http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/KUDISEASES/pubs/proteinuria/index.aspx ...Read more
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
Protein in urine: A small amount of protein in the urine is not unusual but it is not detected by a urinalysis. The number one concern for the finding of urine is kidney disease. Other causes include urinary tract infection and inflammation of the urinary lining like a kidney stone. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more
There are three ways protein enters the urine.1due to overload of protein in the serum called overflow protenuria
2due to decrese in absorption in proximal tubule of kidneys 3due to disease in the glomerulus.It can be caused by biological like Avastin (bevacizumab) used in cancer, and some drugs like nonsteroidal analgesics or drinking more than 4 liters of liquids in a day.High fever, chf, sle, diabetes&hypertensi. ...Read more
The presence of both in urine leads to considering some forms of kidney disease.
Again, a good history, serial urinalysis, blood test for kidney function, and renal ultrasound will be sufficient to follow such condition safely.
But, at times, ct.Ivp and cystoscopy may be required.
Of course, the detail of care should be individualized. So, go to talk and work with your attending physician. ...Read more
Dr my age is 23 and weight is 89 and i am diabetic and recent report is 30.0 mg/dl protein in urine ...please help me with this?
Important: You should do the following - consult with an endocrinologist to use a weight neutral medication for diabetes such as metformin, sitagliptin, Victoza (liraglutide) or similar, canagliflozin or similar. These will reduce weight and improve diabetes. Also start a medicine like lisinopril or losartan to reduce protein in urine, consult with a nephrologist/ kidney doctor. ...Read more
I have been living with only one kidney for 19 years but the last results show I have 2+ protein in urine. What should I do now?
I read one symptom of foam/bubbles formed in urine maybe cause of protein in urine.Will they be formed even if one stands or sits and urinates!
Normal causes: of bubbles in urine include dehydrated concentrated urine and rapid/forceful urination (from holding too long) from any position! Abnormal causes include the protein in the urine you suggest and can come from protein drinks/supplements, high protein meal, or kidney dysfunction. Bacteria from an infection can produce a gas making bubbles. Rare instances can be watched; if recurrent, seek eval ...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?
Dr my age is 23 and weight is 89 kgs and i am diabetic and
hb1ac : 6.1 %
PROTEIN IN URINE : 1+ (30/mg/dl)
is there any danger .. please help me dr?
Diabetic nephropathy: We need height in order to determine if weight is appropriate (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm). Your HbA1c, which indicates sugar control over last 3mo, is excellent. Protein in urine is worrisome. Ask for urine microalbumin:Creatinine ratio test to determine extent of damage if any (normal less than 30). Calculate eGFR from blood creatinine - should be 60+. ...Read more
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
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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