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How To Increase Protein In Urine
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
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
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
How much would drinking lots of water before a urine test, decrease the level of protein in the urine? 2-fold? 5-fold?
?: Increase blood levels of what? What do you have that is in small amount? ...Read more
Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. Nitrate can be normally found in urine ; results from protein breakdown. System used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So there is a source of protein in the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. Follow up with your doctor for any further evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
What does foam in urine mean! Can protein in urine be high even if cretanine is ok. What can be done to lower protein. Thanks.
Protein ; nitrates: Protein is normally not found in urine. Nitrate can be normally found in urine. It results from protein breakdown. System used to quantify protein is 0, trace, and then 1+ to 4+. So there is a source of protein in the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. Follow up with your doctor for any further eval/treatment. ...Read more
Hi dr...Can u please duggest mmedications to help reduce blood pressure and reduce amount of protein in urine...
Reducing proteinuria: BP medicines that reduce proteinuria (p) are ace-inhibitors, such as ramipril, angiotensin receptor blockers, valosartan, and direct renin inhibitors, aliskirin. Other drugs that do so are some calcium channel blockers such as diltiazem. Ask your doctor which is best for urine. Reduction of p is important to reduce cardiovascular side effects such as stroke, kidney failure and heart attacks. ...Read more
Nope: No. The test will check your specific gravity and you will fail it. ...Read more
You A Steak Man?: More than you can probably eat in one sitting. But if you want to get technical about it: it depends on your particular ability to break down and then absorb amino acids and then the health of your liver (like if you're a heavy drinker or had hepatitis, etc) but generally think about 60 grams. That enough for you? If you take more, it doesn't mean you'll fall over and croak but long term you might ...Read more
Why does in acute glomerulonephritis , specific gravity &urine osmolality increase ?Shouldn't kidneys loss the ability to concentrate the urine?
Leakage of protein,,: This is likely due to the fact that there is failure of the basement membrane to contain large molecules like proteins, etc.. Also in some cases, oliguria can occur, which means anything in the urine can get concentrated even more than it should be. Proteinuria can be almost 3 g/day. ...Read more
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
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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