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How To Lower Microalbumin Levels
Kidney disease: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if the result you provided is accurate, you should consult a nephrologist. ...Read more
Yes. : This would be considered normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Needs evaluation: If "1.3" refers to your creatinine level, then you should have a consult with a nephrologist soon; even if you refer to something else, this degree of urinary protein is very high and needs further evaluation with blood and urine tests, as well as a possible kidney biopsy to find the cause. Avoid otc pain medications & consult a nephrologist. ...Read more
A person of known age, gender and ethnicity notes my microbe/Cr ratio is high. What can I do to reduce it? ANS: 1. Find the cause and that the cause such as DM or HTN. 2. Eat less salt as high diet worsens Microalb. Mostly because it lowers BP. Get the DASH book
Do for 1 month and retest urine. Also test same U 4 Na & K to be certain u r DASHing ...Read more
Hi Dr wanted to check if cretanine level of 1.2 and microalbumin of 32mg/dl bad for a 54 yr old who is diabetic. His GFR is 63. Pls help?
Kidney & diabetes : Your renal function is not optimum. Due to Diabetes you are at high risk of worsening kidneys. Need to be on either ACE Inhibitor or Are medication. Not on both however to protect kidneys from further deterioration. Need to monitor microalbumin of urine and creatinine in blood. If both rising will need to visit kidney specialist. Your creatinine levels depends on your muscle mass. ...Read more
I m suffering from chronic calcific pancreatitis with secondary diabetes and my medical test report showed microalbumin level of 117mg/l. Please help.
117: Not too bad but with your concern have your primary doctor refer you to a nephrologists for exam and advice. ...Read more
My 14y/o daughter is type1dm. Her microalbumin w/create ratio is high 36.her creatinine and micro albumin are normal levels.is this something to worry?
Unclear question: I understand that your daughter has type I diabetes and she has protein in her urine. If that is correct, it not an urgent matter, but protein in urine portends kidney disease. It can be moderated by better glucose control and medication. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
Proteinuria gradually increases throughout pregnancy and levels may reach 15mg/100 ml or 300 mg/day in a normal
pregnancy in the third trimester. Values in excess of
15 mg/100 ml or 300 mg/day are usually associated with
either pre-eclampsia or underlying renal disease. You must confirm the reference range for the testing lab to determine a more accurate interpretation. Discuss with your OB/GYN. ...Read more
Probably doesn't: One of the few organ systems that are not specifically affected by alcohol is the kidney. However, it may be indirectly contributing if it is raising your blood pressure. Regular drinking of more than 2 drinks per day in men is associated with hypertension. The most common causes of damage to kidneys causing microalbumin in urine are hypertension and diabetes, but there are many other causes. ...Read more
Does not add up:
Creatinine is normally present in urine, microalbumin indicated glomerular leakage, sugar/glucose in urine mostly occurs in diabetes and wine is not present in the urine.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
My microalbumin level was 18. My blood tests show no risk of diabetes. I have hbp and am taking meds. Can albumin level be reversed?
Microalbumin is the presence of small amounts of Albumin in the urine.
Generally the amount of Albumin in the urine is less than 30 mg/day or 20 mcg/ min and needs to be repeated atleast 3 times in a early morning urine specimen to see if it is persistant, or was temporary.
Can occur with diabetes or other diseases affecting the kidney , high bp, exercise, fever etc. ...Read more
Hba1c is 6.8 but microalbumin level 165. Is going up. While I am taking ACE inhibitors from 4 months. Now how to stop it? How much serious it is ?
Diabetic nephropathy: You have 2 problems. One is your hba1c and the other is your proteinuria (p). An endocrinologist can help with the first. Your p needs to be controlled. You may ask your doctor to increase the dose of your ace-i (a) to its maximum, as p decreases in relation to the dose of a. Control of bp, p and hba1c levels are the key to preventing diabetic nephropathy. Good luck. ...Read more
I did a 24 hour urine a month ago and it was normal. Last week i had more tests done, my microalbumin level was 73 and im 29 weeks pregnant. Normal?
Proteinuria: In normal pregnancy, urinary protein excretion may increase substantially, so, total protein excretion is considered abnormal in pregnant women when it exceeds 300 mg/day. Proteinuria may be a sign of preeclampsia, normally found in women in their first pregnancy. Less commonly, hypertension and diabetes can also cause proteinuria then. You need to follow up with your doctor to discuss this. ...Read more
My father is 55 year old . His blood test result of hba1c is 7.6%. And urine microalbumin level 85 mg/l . Is it normal? ? If not so how to control it.
High HbA1c : Your father has two problems. One is poorly controlled diabetes and the other is proteinuria. (p). P has ominous implications. Patients with significant p have an increased incidence of renal failure, stroke and cardiac disease. Have a nephrologist collect his urine to see how much protein is in it/day. He will need to be on ace-i or arb's to lower it. Have his glucose controlled so his hb1ac. ...Read more
I was on Diovan (valsartan) hctz for high blood pressure. I was taken off of the hctz component and told because of high microalbumin level. Now BP is high. Help!
Proteinuria : I would ask your doctor about adding Cardizem to aid Diovan (valsartan) (d) in lowering your proteinuria (p) and BP and stop hctz. As you can see from the image, coronary heart disease (chd) and stroke (cva) are related to the severity of the p. It is similar in the case of renal disease. Using d or calcium channel blockers like Diltiazem can reduce bp, p and their serious cardiovascular consequences. ...Read more
I'm having fatigue, lethargic, increased lower back pain which increases when walking and breathing my recent microalbumin urine lab was 79?
1 diagnosis or more:
Though you might connect all of them into 1 cause, and doctors and patients like to do so,
back pain rarely related to miroalbuminuria
back pain walking usually due to arthritis in back
fatigue can be due to anything!-
medical or psychological
so need a careful evaluation by md with appropriate labs and maybe other studies. ...Read more
Very indirectly: I trust that you are talking about urine microalbumin. If that is the case, increased amount of Albumin in the urine is an indication of glomerular injury/kidney damage. Hypertension and diabetes are common causes of such injury. Caffeine in diet soda, if taken in excess, may aggravate blood pressure and damage the kidney. ...Read more
Here are some...: For its details, go to http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2088184-overview. Best wish... ...Read more
Here are some...: Elevated urine microalbumin suggests some kidney tissue damage like that from diabetic or hypertensive nephropathy, autoimmune kidney diseases like lupus, drug-induced interstitial nephritis, etc. Yet, its finding should be correlated with other tests like serum creatinine, BUN, GFR, microalbumin/cratinine urine ration, etc. as well as clinical profile. More? Ask your nephrologist or PCP... Best.. ...Read more
Proteinuria: The hba1c of 6.5% is consistent with overall good diabetes control. However, the microalbumin ratio is high, suggesting that you are leaking protein through your kidneys. This can be an early sign of diabetes affecting your kidneys. You should do a 24 hr urine collection for protein excretion to better assess this. You likely should be on a ace inhibitor or arb to help protect your kidneys. ...Read more
Yes: The urine microalbumin to creatinine ratio is a measure of protein in the urine. It is a marker of kidney disease and of vascular (blood vessel) disease. Less than 30 is considered normal. Above 300 in diabetics is considered diabetic nephropathy (diabetic kidney disease). In between is considered borderline. If the microalbumin in your urine is too little to be able to calculate a ratio, good! ...Read more
Just had lab work done and came back with result of microalbumin 3.1. What is the significance of this?
Good or bad? CREATININE, URINE 292.9 (no ref range provided) However my MICROALBUMIN/CREATININE and MICROALBUMIN, was completely normal.
Microalbuminuria: As long as your microalbumin-to-creatinine ratio is normal (less than 30), then you're considered normal, at least no microalbuminuria. This is standard screening for those w/diabetes. ACE inhibitors & ARBs (blood pressure drugs) can lower risk of developing kidney failure. So can optimal sugar control (aiming for A1c less than 7). Other way to assess kidney function is eGFR calculated from creati ...Read more
Can the urine microalbumin test technically ever be LOW? Isn't a value of anything less than 30 (including 0) technically considered to be normal?
Microalbuminemia: You are correct. Many tests do not have a lower level of values that are below normal, either because of the limits of detection, or because their presence is itself abnormal, and microalbumin in theurine is among these. ...Read more