Doctor insights on: Protein leaking from kidneys symptoms
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
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
Friend has had a kidney transplant 10 years ago, he is leaking protein on new blood work. Should he avoid exercise?
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
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
I was just diagnosed with an enlarged heart and kidneys leaking protien at 48 what are my options?
Diabetic?: Get yourself a good internist and stay close by. You'll need on going care. I wish you well. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
See a nephrologist: You have to treat the underlying kidney disease which is causing these abnormalities. See a nephrologist. ...Read more
Not a number...:
And is also dependent on your current renal function.
I would ask these questions of your nephrologist. ...Read more
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
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
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
17 months baby, eating 3 cups of yoghurt daily 100 gm each, also breastfeeding, too much proteins affects kidney?
Says who?: Not in this case, unless your baby, GOD forbids, has renal failure, wish you both wellness ...Read more
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