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Doctor insights on: Protein Deficiency Kidney Function

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Egfr 57 but no protein found in urine is this a good sign that I can recover kidney function?

Yes: Presence of protein in the urine is always a bad prognostic sign. The higher the level of protein in the urine the more likelihood that kidney disease will progress. You have stage iii ckd based on your egfr and lack of protein in urine is a good sign. Stage iii ckd needs management by nephrologist so have your pcp refer you to a specialist.

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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Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Several causes: Your physician would do well to rule out orthostatic protenuria, the most common cause and utterly harmless. It's ruled out, then begin a workup. There are a host of causes.

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I'm 45 with CKD stage 4.On medication for hbp. My bro. Is diabetic, has hbp, high uric acid with blood and protein in urine but kidney function is ok.?

I'm 45 with CKD stage 4.On medication for hbp. My bro. Is diabetic, has hbp, high uric acid with blood and protein in urine but kidney function is ok.?

Less than 130/80.: Not sure what the question is, but your brother should watch his BP carefully. Goal is 130/80 or lower. He should be on an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor such as lisinopril. It looks like you should be too. Don't worry too much about uric acid if he does not have gout.

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How is my kidney function;im 31, male, white. Na: 141, p:4.2, bun: 15, urea:33, u.Acid:7.5, cr:0.97, cr in urine:115, prtein in urin:6, ALT 15, AST 21?

How is my kidney function;im 31, male, white. Na: 141, p:4.2, bun: 15, urea:33, u.Acid:7.5, cr:0.97, cr in urine:115, prtein in urin:6, ALT 15, AST 21?

Kidney function: Your creatinine (c) is in normal range. C is dependent on age, sex, weight and race. Your main problem is the protein in your urine. Go to a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection for a c clearance and protein which will tell you how well your kidneys are working and how much protein () is in your urine. P in the urine is a bad sign that needs a diagnosis and treatment.

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My recent check up, m.C.V. =100.Liver function tests, total protein =58. What is the significance of these 2 deficiencies? How to rectify?

My recent check up, m.C.V. =100.Liver function tests, total protein =58. What is the significance of these 2 deficiencies? How to rectify?

Get more info: Both results show that you need to work with a doctor to find out causes and address the issues. The protein in your blood is made by your liver. Low protein can come from nutritional deficiencies or a liver problem: http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/total-serum-protein. A high MCV happens when blood cells are not made properly. The most common cause is vitamin B12 deficiency.

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My createnine was 0.44 and egfr 177 in march and did a high protein diet for 3 months will this effect my kidneys function?

My createnine was 0.44 and egfr 177 in march and did a high protein diet for 3 months will this effect my kidneys function?

No: The whole business of estimating GFR's from the insufficient information provided by blood work is unscientific. Don't worry about it if your serum creatinine remains normal / low and your urinalysis is normal.

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How to make kidney function normal?

How to make kidney function normal?

It depends: On the underlying kidney problem. Kidney function can be improved with medications, modification in diet, avoidance of toxic medications, good control of blood pressure, diabetes etc.

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What can he dp tp improve his kidney function?

What can he dp tp improve his kidney function?

Here are some. ..: Situaltional impairment of kidney function can be improved by correcting & modifying its precipitating factors such as drug, dehydration, blockage below kidneys, infection, . .. etc; the existing kidney function could not be improved but be maintained and sustained as well and long as possible by keeping up kidney circulation with proper hydration and by avoiding kidney-insulting drugs such as....

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I was told I have low kidney function, should I be concerned?

I was told I have low kidney function, should I be concerned?

Low kidney function: It is not normal for someone your age to have low kidney function. More details are needed. Is this a chronic condition? Acute? Often medications, acute illness, dehydration, etc. Can cause acute decrease in renal function. You need to sit down and discuss this with your doctor and possible a nephrologist.

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What are kidney function tests?

Several labs: To assess kidney function, the BUN and creatinine levels will be checked. They can be compared to the levels in the urine too. A better measure is called the GFR or glomerular filtration rate. A urinalysis to look for protein, blood, concentration ability, and so on is also helpful.

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For kidney function how harmful are nsaids?

For kidney function how harmful are nsaids?

Can be bad: Nsaids are commonly used meds & can be obtained over the counter, so a great question! By themselves, they cause a change in an important chemical pathway that helps kidneys regulate their blood flow, so if someone has a problem already they can make it worse. Combining with some common BP meds, the ace inhibitors can cause kidney failure so be careful. Nsaids are a common cause kidney damage.

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Could 10% kidney function make you ineligible for a transplant?

Could 10% kidney function make you ineligible for a transplant?

No: A kidney transplant is meant precisely for someone with less than 10% kidney function. There are of course other medical disorders that can make someone ineligible for a kidney transplant, and a transplant nephrologist can help counsel you with more specific advise if needed.

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Can antidepressants affect kidney function?

Can antidepressants affect kidney function?

Not common: Some antidepressants have been linked to nonspecific renal failure, but they have not been established as the only causative factor. More often, the challenge is the other way 'round: needing to treat patients who have renal failure, for depression. In those cases, we often have to decrease the dose of antidepressant. Lithium, mainly a mood stabilizer, can affect kidney function.

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Does Diovan (valsartan) hctz affect kidney function>?

Does Diovan (valsartan) hctz affect kidney function>?

YES: Diovan hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) (blood pressure med) which is now available generically is a combination of a diuretic (water pill) which does increase "kidney function" and a drug valsartan which is an arb. Arbs also work in the kidney to help control blood pressure by "telling" the kidneys not to retain fluid (and potassium) in response to a lower blood pressure. This has a protective effect for diabetic kidney.

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Would pelvic congestion syndrome affect kidney function?

Would pelvic congestion syndrome affect kidney function?

No: Pelvic congestion syndrome is a waste basket term for pelvic pain /discomfort which is chronic. Kidney function should not be affected by this syndrome.

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How can a physician determine percentage of kidney function?

How can a physician determine percentage of kidney function?

Formulas: Kidney function can be estimated in several ways- collection of 24 hr urine for measuring creatinine, using formulas with serum creatinine.Mdrd equation is the most commonly used formula and nowadays, many labs report this estimate when serum creatinine is measured. All these tests only give an estimate and this has to be considered in the context of the patient, underlying medical problems.

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Can contact sports be played with mild decreased kidney function?

Yes: I think so- as long as you continue to follow your doctor's recommendation on the management of your kidney disease. If that is declined due to dehydration, then you should make sure that you hydrate your self well-especially with your active lifestyle. If that is due to your high blood pressure or diabetes- you need to make sure you follow up your doctor;s recommendation on that issue.

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