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Is Protein In Urine A Sign Of Pregnancy
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
It can be a sign: Proteins are normally filtered through the kidney and sent back into the blood. If there is protein in the urine it means there are holes in the system that are allowing the protein to leak out. This leak can be caused by damage to the kidney. That is why physicians will check patient's urine for proteins as it is a sign of kidney damage. ...Read more
Nephron damage: Think of the kidney as a filter. This filter is intended to wash out the impurities in your blood, but designed to retain the proper nutrients, blood cells, proteins, etc your body requires. When there is damage to these filtration units (nephrons) in the kidneys, the filtration becomes less efficient and proteins are commonly lost into the urine. ...Read more
What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine? Which one usually happens first?
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
Haven't seen that: Reported. Possible side effects from chia include ^ gas (flatus), bloating ; constipation (w inadequate hydration). Because of omega 3 fatty acids, use of Aspirin or blood thinners could be problematic. People w bleeding disorders or who may be undergoing surgery should d/w their providers. 1 study showed diastolic blood pressure can drop w chia. People w mustard seed allergies are also likely to. ...Read more
Proteinuria, low BUN: Proteinuria (p) needs to be quantified. This can be done with a 24 hour urine collection that will measure p as well as the renal function of a patient. Blood work (bw) will need to be taken. If the p > 1 gram/day, and bw does not give the p's cause, a kidney biopsy may be needed. Low BUN levels may be reflection of a low protein intake or over-hydration. See a nephrologist for more info. ...Read more
Proteinuria: Protein found in one urine sample is usually not a cause for concern. When this happens, the test must be repeated, preferably with a first morning urine sample. In the majority of cases, the follow up urinalysis will be negative for protein. I would have the repeat test done first before I started to worry. ...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
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
Need to repeat: If you had your period when urinalysis was done, it could have contaminated the urine sample and you should repeat the test. If this not the case, the urinalysis should still be repeated. If the blood and protein is persistent and more than trace, you should see a nephrologist who can microscopically analyze blood to see if source is kidney. If so, you should be evaluated for glomerulonephritis. ...Read more
Not necessarily so: Even healthy people have protein in urine, at times--orthostatic proteinuria, especially in children (protein spilled in urine during active hours). Being a diabetic put u at higher risk for kidney disease and excess protein in urine is a marker for disease. There meds to reduce this. Keep diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol under control. Eat well, exercise, and see doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
Multiple sources: Trace blood/protein can be a random false positive on the test or represent contribution of these substances from anywhere in the urinary tract. (kidney to outlet) at trace levels, significant kidney problem is unlikely. If the sample was just squirted & not done with labia spread it can include vaginal debris. It is worth repeating at some point with the above in mind. ...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
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
1. Temporary rise in the levels of protein in urine include: cold exposure, fever,
heat exposure, strenuous exercise
2. Persistently elevated levels of protein in urine include: amyloidosis, certain drugs
chronic kidney failure, diabetes,
glomerulonephritis, heart failure, hypertension, kidney infection
leukemia, lupus, malaria...... ...Read more
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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