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Doctor insights on: Kidney Leaking Protein Lupus

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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I have lupus and concerned with my test results having high levels of protein and blood in my urine. Infection and blood clot in my kidney last year. ?

I have lupus and concerned with my test results having high levels of protein and blood in my urine. Infection and blood clot in my kidney last year. ?

I'm concerned too: Lupus produces problems with the kidney filters more often than not, and this usually announces itself as blood and protein in the urine. Your physician knows how to manage this with others labs. If you had a renal vein thrombosis, it's very serious and you need long-term management by a competent nephrologist. Read up on lupus nephritis and on urinalysis and how to understand the big picture. ...Read more

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What does protein leak from the kidney mean? I over heard my das telling my mom he's got protein leak from his kidney.

What does protein leak from the kidney mean? I over heard my das telling my mom he's got protein leak from his kidney.

Urine Protein Leak: He is spilling protein (p) in his urine and that needs to be quantified with a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein. Blood work will need to be taken to see if he has p due to diabetes, or some glomerular disease of the kidney. If the blood work does not show a cause, and he has more than 500 mg of p/day, he will need a kidney biopsy for a diagnosis, prognosis and a treatment plan. ...Read more

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If I have an enlarged heart and kidneys leaking protein (48 years old), what are my options?

If I have an enlarged heart and kidneys leaking protein (48 years old), what are my options?

Symptoms: You should discuss with your doctor your situation. The cause(s) of the heart and renal abnormalities will dictate the treatment and the prognosis. The options will be part of your consultation and you should be sure you get a description and discussion of your problems and options. ...Read more

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Given an enlarged heart and kidneys leaking protien at 48 what are my options?

Given an enlarged heart and kidneys leaking protien at 48 what are my options?

Heart and protein: You need to see both a cardiologist (c) and a nephrologist (n). An echocardiogram should be ordered and any hypertension, either essential or pulmonary, need to be treated, if present. A n can get a 24 hour urine to see the quantity of urine in it and can assess you for the cause of it, say diabetes or glomeruloneprhritis, among other causes. You should see a n and c as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is there any harm in eating beets?

I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is there any harm in eating beets?

Depends: Lupus nephritis can lead to chronic kidney disease (an elevated creatinine on your bloodtest). If you have ckd, then beets are bad for you. Beets have a high amount of potassium so people with ckd can not eliminate that excess potassium. High potassium in the body can lead to cardiac issues. Therefore avoid beets if your lupus nephritis caused chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can a lupus patient always have a kidney transplant?

Can a lupus patient always have a kidney transplant?

Always?: Not sure what is meant by always. In general those individuals with kidney failure due to sle can receive transplant. However, if the disease is fresh and active, it may be prudent to wait a while. The immunosuppression used to prevent rejection is often able to control any lupus activity. Some others may have lupus complications such as heart disease and clotting that needs special attention. ...Read more

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What does 2+ protein in urine mean in relation to lupus?

What does 2+ protein in urine mean in relation to lupus?

Need more info: It may mean nothing or it may be significant. You need 24 hour urine collections to quantitate to amount of protein excreted as well as a precise measurement of kidney function. You also need an examination of the urine sediment to look for abnormalities there. Speak with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a 47 year old woman with stage 5 kidney failure and lupus ?

What is the life expectancy of a 47 year old woman with stage 5 kidney failure and lupus ?

Could be a long time: This patient needs close attention to both the sle and her chronic kidney disease. Assuming that the kidney failure is related to the lupus and both can be improved things could be good. This requires expert lupus and kidney management. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a baby in my kidney kicking. I have lupus sle and its in my kidneys this does not hurt just very annoying

Lupus support groups: Living with lupus is a challenging undertaking, as is living with any chronic disease. One of the most important things the Information Age has to offer is the availability of support groups on the web, where you can find other people who are overcoming the same life challenge . Here's just one link to such groups. You can search for one nearby! http://www.lupus.org/midsouth/pages/support-groups ...Read more

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High kidney funtion what does this mean? I also have lupus

Poor nomenclature. : "high kidney function", this could mean high BUN and creatnine seen on lab testing which suggests decreased kidney function and underlying kidney disease. While most kidney doctors have come to think in terms of estimated kidney function based on routine blood testing and then subsequently applying a calculation based on the blood tests to determine function, in this case that would be a good sign. ...Read more

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I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is it harmful to eat beets?

Possibly: Lupus nephritis can lead to chronic kidney disease (an elevated creatinine on your bloodtest). If you have ckd, then beets are bad for you. Beets have a high amount of potassium so people with ckd can not eliminate that excess potassium. High potassium in the body can lead to cardiac issues. Therefore avoid beets if your lupus nephritis caused chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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Is sjögren's syndrome and lupus and sponge kidneys and intersistal cystitis something i was born with or can something else cause these illnesses ?

2 ; 2: Sponge kidneys ; sjøgren's were present from birth although diagnosis of each may have been made when you reached adulthood. Lupus ; interstitial cystitis were certainly not present from birth. ...Read more

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How do I know if my kidneys are being affected by lupus? My rheumo. Only does blood work every 3-4 months shouldnt ua be done

How do I know if my kidneys are being affected by lupus? My rheumo. Only does blood work every 3-4 months shouldnt ua be done

Spot urine protein: Testing a urine sample for "spot" urine protein and creatinine is a very useful screen for elevated urine protein and for active kidney disease in patients with lupus. The ratio of spot urine protein:creatinine should be less than 0.1, which estimates 100mg or less protein spilled in a day's worth of urine. A ratio greater than 0.1 could indicate higher than normal spilling of protein in the urine ...Read more

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more