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Is a special diet required if you have microalbuminuria?

Is a special diet required if you have microalbuminuria?

Low protein: Low protein diet in which less then 10 to 15% of the diet comes from protein would be recommended if the person has micro albuminuria. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Any medication for moderate Microalbuminuria other than tight control of HTN. DM with diet exercise like acetylcysteine Taurine?

Any medication for moderate Microalbuminuria other than tight control of HTN. DM with diet exercise like acetylcysteine Taurine?

Possibly: There appears to be some data supporting the use of acetylcysteine taurine for this purpose. You are already taking the usually recommended medication to prevent kidney damage in diabetes, i.e. telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker. These drugs, along with ACE inhibitors, are the standard of care. Notable side effects of acetylcysteine are reported including rash. Review with your doc. ...Read more

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How do you treat microalbuminuria?

How do you treat microalbuminuria?

Controlling Diabetes: Microalbuminuria is albumin or protein that is leaking out of the kidney into the urine. It can be diagnosed from a 24-hour urine collection (between 30–300 mg/24 hours) or, more commonly, from elevated concentrations in a spot sample (30 to 300 mg/L). Its usually due to poorly controlled diabetes but can be due to primary kidney disease. Treatment is controlling blood sugar and body weight. ...Read more

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Do you need to fast for a microalbuminuria test?

Do you need to fast for a microalbuminuria test?

No: Microalbuminuria is the presence of small amounts of protein in the urine, usually too small to note on a dipstick test. A trace amount of protein can be normal, but usually there is none. The most common cause of m is diabetes mellitus; it usually indicates that the dm has started to affect your kidneys. Once this happens, take things more seriously: talk with your pcp and consider endocrinology. ...Read more

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What are the normal readings for microalbuminuria?

What are the normal readings for microalbuminuria?

Between 30–300 mg/24: Microalbuminuria can be diagnosed from a 24-hour urine collection (between 30–300 mg/24 hours) or, more commonly, from elevated concentrations in a spot sample (30 to 300 mg/l). Both must be measured on at least two of three measurements over a two- to three-month period.[1] an Albumin level above the upper limit values is called 'macroalbuminuria', or sometimes just albuminuria. ...Read more

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What does a microalbuminuria test level number 46 mean?

What does a microalbuminuria test level number 46 mean?

DAMAGE TO KIDNEY: Normally very small Albumin is excreted in urine any damage to kidney increases Albumin excretion, indicating capillary damage throughout bascular bed of body. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: microalbuminuria?

What is the definition or description of: microalbuminuria?

Measurement of..: How much albumin, [usually in 'micro', tiny amounts], a protein normally circulating in blood stream, that leaks into urine because kidney is injured; usually to damage by high blood sugar levels over time. ...Read more

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How can diabetes lead to microalbuminuria?

How can diabetes lead to microalbuminuria?

Kidney damage: Uncontrolled diabetes primarily affects the kidneys in that it causes damage to the gromerular membrane which serves as filter in the kidneys. Initial subtle damage results in increased permeability of the membrane, through which the finest Albumin particles known as microalbumin is expelled in the urine. ...Read more

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Microalbuminuria which is better for eliminating or stabilizing condition ACEOr ARB meds?

Microalbuminuria which is better for eliminating or stabilizing condition ACEOr ARB meds?

Both are good: both of these types of medications are useful in this fashion but there are several factors usually based on your personal health history that would sway a physician to use on over the other, cost can also play a part and insurance formularies. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Microalbuminuria (Definition)

How much albumin, [usually in 'micro', tiny amounts], a protein normally circulating in blood stream, that leaks into urine because kidney is injured; usually to damage by high blood ...Read more