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Protein In The Urine And Aspergers Syndrome
Looking for the normal and abnormal amounts of amino acids in the blood stream in a person with maple syrup urine disease doing a project on maple syrup urine disease and have looking for the normal and abnormal amounts of amino acids in the blood and can
Maple : Maple syrup urine disease is an inherited disorder of metabolism where people are unable to break down the branched-chain amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. These are the three Amino Acids that build-up in high levels in the blood. The exact numbers for abnormal levels depend completely on the lab running the test. In one lab, anything over 10 might be abnormal where in another lab anything over 150 would be abnormal depending on how they run the test and the units used for each value. The exact numbers are not important - just knowing which Amino Acids are too high is the goal. ...Read more
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
Many causes: Common causes of both protein and blood in urine include, glomerular disease, kidney infection, urinary tumors and infections. Please discuss the matter with your doctor for an evaluation. See this site for more information on protein in urine. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/protein-in-urine/my00630. ...Read more
How significant is the finding of protein in the urine in a child? If the child has a complex kidney cyst? Repeat sample 1st morning urine showed none
Not very significant: Children frequently "spill" small amounts of protein in their urine when they are very active during the day from their high metabolism and rapid muscle growth. That's why we then check a first morning urine sample. If there is no protein with the morning urine, nothing to worry about at this time. I check a yearly urine sample on these kids, but otherwise no restrictions or reasons to worry. ...Read more
Can an increase in IgG + IgA proteins in the blood (serum) cause an overflow and therefore protein in the urine?
If kidney diseased..: Kidneys can leak protein if the kidneys are diseased. Proteinuria is a very sensitive predictor of development of progressive renal insufficiency, particularly when looking at high molecular weight proteins such as immunoglobulin g (igg), as predictors of chronic kidney disease progression. In some cases, mild proteinuria can occur without kidney disease. ...Read more
Can your protein level come down in a microalibium test? And what is the difference between that and regular dipstick? Would protein show up in both
Proteinuria: Urine protein detected by dipstick in current practice identifies Albumin and misses positively charged proteins such as myeloma (monoclonal) proteins. In most situations microalbuminuria will not lower serum Albumin since te liver easily compensates. This is the "pathological" response that actually results in the associated derrangements seen clinically in pts with proteinuria like high lipids. ...Read more
How much would drinking lots of water before a urine test, decrease the level of protein in the urine? 2-fold? 5-fold?
Different physiology: The blood vessels in the glomeruli are damaged by inflammation in the nephritic syndrome sufficient for at least a few of them to bleed. They merely leak protein in the nephrotic syndrome, in which obvious inflammation in the classic sense is not visible but protein-retaining molecules in the gbm are lost. Famously, the membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis family produces both syndromes. ...Read more
Protein in urine: The commonest cause is kidney infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Any Kidney Disease: Obviously hypertension can cause kidney injury and thus induce protein losses from the kidney. Almost all glomerular (filter) diseases of the kidney--cause damage to the vessels of the kidney filter inducing a loss of protein in the urine. In addition the kidney in response to the blood vessel injury is to demand more flow through the production of hormones raising the blood pressure. ...Read more
Not diabetes?: Diabetes is most likely and needs full evaluation including before meal and 2 hr after meal glucose testing. There could be Insulin resistance with am fasting hyperglycemia even with a1c < 6.5. Prolonged fast can cause ketones to spill into urine. Large carbohydrate load with blood gluocse after above 180 mg/dl coincident with a urine check could potentially cause positive urine glucos. ...Read more
What is the difference between cortisol in blood and in urine ? If normal in blood and so abnormal in urine. Any solutions?
If your diet is very low in protein and you have CKD, would this reduce the amount of protein spilled in the urine? Could this delay a CKD diagnosis?
May be;need more inf: It really depends on underlying cause of CKD: the study reports of very low diet protein are somewhat controversial. While low protein diet may help to reduce proteinuria and even delay CKD in some cases, if the person has very low blood protein and severe protein losses, it may be counterproductive and even harmfull ...Read more
Could diabetes or the presence of ketones in urine interfere with the results of a home pregnancy test?
Normal or not!: Depends on degree. Urinary protein excretion is considered abnormal in pregnant women when it exceeds 300 mg/24 hours at anytime during gestation, a level that usually correlates with 1+ on urine dipstick. Proteinuria documented before pregnancy or before 20 weeks' gestation suggests preexisting renal disease. Preeclampsia is the most common cause for this. Mild proteinuria (30mg-100mg) is common. ...Read more
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