Doctor insights on: Protein leaking from kidneys symptoms

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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

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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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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How dangerous is that having a protein in kidney?

How dangerous is that having a protein in kidney?

Depends...: There are many conditions that can result in protein in the urine. Perhaps the most common condition is a urinary tract infection. Unfortunately, if protein in the urine is diagnosed individually without any other signs of infection, the there needs to be a series of studies to assess for causes. These can be benign or progressive. You would need a nephrologist for this. ...Read more

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How does high protein diets hurt kidneys?

How does high protein diets hurt kidneys?

Potentially yes: High protein diets are potentially harmful because the protein load induces an increase in kidney filter pressure to excrete unused protein. The technical term is hyperfiltration and glomerular hypertension. The thought is the higher pressures induce more shear force injury on the walls of the kidney filter blood vessels damaging them and thus hastening the decline in kidney function. ...Read more

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Does protein in urine always mean kidney dysfunction?

No: It is possible to have isolated proteinuria in which case there is protein in the urine (no greater than 3g/24h) but no other abnormalities in urine or blood tests, as well as no symptoms associated with kidney problems and a normal physical exam. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more

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Can I eat proteins if I have had a kidney transplant?

Can I eat proteins if I have had a kidney transplant?

Yes: For those with a functioning kidney transplant a regular diet with limited salt and fat is preferred. For diabetics concentrated sugar may also be limited. ...Read more

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Since I have kidney disease should I stop eating high protein foods?

Since I have kidney disease should I stop eating high protein foods?

Ask your kidney doc: High protein diet can cause the kidney to "work" more as it has to process the protein waste. This may lead to faster progression of loss of function. However the downside of this diet may lead to low albumin/protein level in your blood and this can cause more negative consequences to your body. Most doctors recommend a moderate protein restriction if Albumin levels are normal. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many grams of protein can cause kidney failure?

Can you let me know how many grams of protein can cause kidney failure?

Not a number: That anyone can give you. Your kidneys fail from... Many factors. The best person to ask these questions is the nephrologist. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect of using protein powder, such as kidney damage?

Is there any side effect of using protein powder, such as kidney damage?

Yes: Protein powder may cause kidney damage and acute renal failure. There are no good studies done in persons using protein powders that I know of. However, I have seen acute kidney failure in a 23 year old very healthy man who used them. He recovered with no other treatment besides stopping protein powder. Would not use them! Eat a balanced diet and may do short term high protein natural diet. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce high protein-creatinine ratio and high kidney bun?

What can be done to reduce high protein-creatinine ratio and high kidney bun?

See a nephrologist: You have to treat the underlying kidney disease which is causing these abnormalities. See a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many grams of protein per day can cause kidney failure?

Can you let me know how many grams of protein per day can cause kidney failure?

Not a number...: And is also dependent on your current renal function.

I would ask these questions of your nephrologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm diabetic with too much protein and the kidneys aren't filtering.?

What to do if I'm diabetic with too much protein and the kidneys aren't filtering.?

Find a Nephrologist: You have to know your blood urea and creatinine level (BUN ; cr) and the cr clearance, which shows how much you kidneys are working. To decrease protein in urine your dr. Put you on an ace inhibitor anti hypertensive medication which also prevents more damage to the kidney and your blood sugar need to be under control. (hba1c). If filtration rate drops. ...Read more

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What are the effects of eating too much protein? Is it truly bad for your kidneys?

What are the effects of eating too much protein? Is it truly bad for your kidneys?

Too much is no good: No storage-all for structure and function (enzymes to do chem reactions). Can only add so much into the body/day. Intake in excess needs to be dealt with. Xs nitrogen in protein dealt as waste product by kidneys-might strain and increase damage to already damaged kidneys. Xs intake broken down to components-carbon chain into glucose and stored as glycogen or fat. 0.8-1.5gm/kg wt is plenty for most. ...Read more

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I have protein in my urine and have to see a kidney specialist, but I'm only 25 yrs old?

Protein in Urine: Normaly urine does not have any protein most of the time, but upto 150mgm of protein can be excreted by a normal person, that may show as trace of protein in urine test. It can be 1+or30mgm/dl, 2+or100mgm/dl, 3+or300mgm/dl, or4+or 2000mgm/dl
if you have persistent protein in urine more than1+, you should see a specialist. Common causes are dehydration, nephrotic syndrome, stress, nephritis, sarcoidosis, drugs. ...Read more

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Is taking weight gainers or whey protein if you have kidney problems generally considered safe?

Is taking weight gainers or whey protein if you have kidney problems generally considered safe?

Avoid them: If you kidney function is compromised you should probably avoid protein supplements. However, you need to speak with your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 4, 000+ protein in my urine and have very little swelling. What's going on with my kidneys?

What to do if I have 4, 000+ protein in my urine and have very little swelling. What's going on with my kidneys?

Proteinuria Rx: Treatment of proteinuria (P) depends on its cause. Some glomuerlonephritis (G) cases are treated with steroids and other agents to reduce P. Patients with diabetic nephropathy causing P are treated with ace-i, arb's and non-dhp calcium channel blockers. These also reduce BP which ameliorates P. See a nephrologist for some blood work to see if you have diabetes or G causing your P. Good luck. ...Read more

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