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Dr. Nour Baltagi
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Proteinuria (Overview)

Proteinuria means the presence of excess of serum proteins in the urine. The excess protein in the urine often causes the urine to become foamy. Up to 150 mg a day of protein may be excreted by a normal person most of this being tamm-horsfall protein. Between 150-300 mg/day may be considered microalbuminuria and greater than 300mg/day is abnormal and needs to be investigated.


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What medications can cause proteinuria?

What medications can cause proteinuria?

Proteinuria: The most common cause of proteinuria caused by medications is nsaids, others are, nicotine, penicillamine, lithium carbonate, gold and other heavy metals, antibiotics, or opiates (especially heroin. Proteinuria can be caused by other things and is a symptom, not a diagnosis. Please see your doctor to be evaluated for its cause and treatment and tell him of the medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Dr. Nour Baltagi
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Proteinuria (Overview)

Proteinuria means the presence of excess of serum proteins in the urine. The excess protein in the urine often causes the urine to become foamy. Up to 150 mg a day of protein may be excreted by a normal person most of this being tamm-horsfall protein. Between 150-300 mg/day may be considered microalbuminuria and greater than 300mg/day is abnormal and needs to be investigated.


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Is proteinuria a sign of kidney disease?

Is proteinuria a sign of kidney disease?

Could be: Normal individuals excrete a small amount of protein (up to 100 mg for children, 150mg for adolescents, and 200 mg for adults in 24 hours). Significant proteinuria is associated with a whole host of kidney diseases, not necessarily serious though. Orthostatic proteinuria is an example of benign one. ...Read more

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What can elevated WBC (6-10) in ua mean in dmt1 patient if no bacteria, esterase, nitrates, pain UTI symptoms, etc.? Could it be elevated still from a UTI in mid-december? No hema/proteinuria either

What can elevated WBC (6-10) in ua mean in dmt1 patient if no bacteria, esterase, nitrates, pain UTI symptoms, etc.? Could it be elevated still from a UTI in mid-december? No hema/proteinuria either

Get culture: You need a urine culture to grow out bacteria to determine if real infection; that will tell u. It could be a contaminant especially if no sx's and a high number of squamous epithelial cells. Are there symptoms? Kinda need 2 know what's are looking for. ...Read more

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Blood test shows lipase 101ui/l and proteinuria 0.13 g/l. Urine is opaque. No abdomen pain. What would your diagnostic be?

Blood test shows lipase 101ui/l and proteinuria 0.13 g/l. Urine is opaque. No abdomen pain. What would your diagnostic be?

Normal tests: Lipase level is normal. Normal level is 0to160u/liter and you have no symptoms and protein in the urine is very minimal as well
You have no problem based on these tests, Discuss the results with the doctor who ordrerd it and what other tests were done and why
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Why am I so obsessed by thinking that I have kdney dse? 2010 my urine/bloodtest normal. Now blood test is normal again. I'm afraid that I have proteinuria

Why am I so obsessed by thinking that I have kdney dse? 2010 my urine/bloodtest normal. Now blood test is normal again. I'm afraid that I have proteinuria

Thought issue: Obsessions are difficult. Your preoccupation with a physical ailment may reflect some past experience in your life and your difficulty understanding how someone would deal with catastrophic illness. It may also be providing you an emotional distraction from some problem in your life that is real and deserves your attention. Consider discussing this with a counselor or therapist. ...Read more

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I'm having infrequent but recurrent gross hematuria. Tests show proteinuria/mucus but no blood. All other tests normal findings. Cysto scheduled.?

I'm having infrequent but recurrent gross hematuria. Tests show proteinuria/mucus but no blood. All other tests normal findings. Cysto scheduled.?

Hematuria: Large intermittent blood loss as you describe can often be ascribed by open bleeding tiny blood vessels. This diagnosis would require a kidney angiogram to localize any blood leak, because they can "plug it up" in radiology. Sometimes you never catch it when it starts bleeding. This is called angiodyspasia, not uncommon. Cystoscopy will look for bladder source of bleeding. ...Read more

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Dmii-i take lisinopril for proteinuria. Except for the labs I get every 3 mos, how would I know if my k is too high? This frightens me.

Dmii-i take lisinopril for proteinuria. Except for the labs I get every 3 mos, how would I know if my k is too high? This frightens me.

High Potasssium?: You are on the right medication for proteinuria (p), Lisinopril (l). If your potassium (k) were elevated, your physician would have told that on the last review of your lab work. L may be able to preserve your kidney function longer, so you will not have to worry about your k level in the future. Discuss your concerns with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had an electrophoresis test done, serum & urine. Results show a spike in the beta and gamma regions. No monoclonal protein. What does this mean? I have proteinuria and fsgs stage 3. I am 50

I've had an electrophoresis test done, serum & urine. Results show a spike in the beta and gamma regions. No monoclonal protein. What does this mean? I have proteinuria and fsgs stage 3. I am 50

What is FSGS?: Please do not use abbreviations....They mean different things to different people.
Ask your doctor to advise you about any relationship of your electrophoresis report to your underlying problem. I do not think this report is of any consequence or concern. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for proteinuria in IgA nephropathy?

What is the treatment for proteinuria in IgA nephropathy?

Proteinuria IgAN: Good question. Conventional approach is to commence an ACE Inhibitor and then titrate the dose upward slowly while measuring urine protein. Goal is to reduce proteinuria by at least 50%. Your BP program may require modification. Prednisone is also occasionally used for a flare of IgAN. ...Read more

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My urine test reveal that I have proteinuria (plus 3) what can cause of this and is there any treatment.?

My urine test reveal that I have proteinuria (plus 3) what can cause of this and is there any treatment.?

Rule out...: ... Orthostatic proteinuria. Some folks get protein in the urine just from standing up. Rule this in or out by checking a first-voided morning urine. If you do have morning proteinuria, a kidney consult is in order. ...Read more

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Doctor told me I have too much protein in urine, how do I prevent this from turning into something serious?

Doctor told me I have too much protein in urine, how do I prevent this from turning into something serious?

See a nephrologist: Need to quantify or measure the amount of protein lost in 24 hrs then check with primary doctor or a nephrologist if the amount is above normal. ...Read more

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What foods do you eat to avoid proteinuria?

What foods do you eat to avoid proteinuria?

Proteinuria: Food does not cause proteinuria. Diabetes and hypertension are two common causes of proteinuria and dietary modification is required for them. ...Read more

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What causes proteinuria?

What causes proteinuria?

Proteinuria: Many disease can cause this. The basic problem is the filtering part of the kidney has been damaged and protein leaks thru them and show up in the urine god description in Wikipedia ...Read more

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How common is proteinuria?

How common is proteinuria?

Very: Several percent of folks have it just from standing up ("orthostatic"). Vaginal contamination, a urinary tract infection, and serious kidney disease can all cause proteinuria; mild proteinuria below the ability of the strips to detect may be important in deciding how to manage a diabetic. ...Read more

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What remedies exist for proteinuria?

What remedies exist for proteinuria?

Diagnosis first: Protein is expensive, it not be lost to the urine at the filtration stage in the kidney. Treatments are geared to lower intraglomerular pressure. Treatment specifics, and whether a renal biopsy are indicated, depend on the degree, presence of comorbid diseases (e.g. Hypertension, diabetes, hepatitis, lupus). ...Read more

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What medications can cause proteinuria?

Proteinuria: The most common cause of proteinuria caused by medications is nsaids, others are, nicotine, penicillamine, lithium carbonate, gold and other heavy metals, antibiotics, or opiates (especially heroin. Proteinuria can be caused by other things and is a symptom, not a diagnosis. Please see your doctor to be evaluated for its cause and treatment and tell him of the medications you are taking. ...Read more

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What foods do you eat to avoid proteinuria?

Proteinuria: Food does not cause proteinuria. Diabetes and hypertension are two common causes of proteinuria and dietary modification is required for them. ...Read more

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How many people have proteinuria in the U.S.?

How many people have proteinuria in the U.S.?

Proteinuria: How many people have proteinuria in the U.S.? ANS: Go to CDC web site and you can get all the details. Differs by age, gender, diabetes, renal disease, HTN. ...Read more

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Can you gain weights when you have proteinuria?

Can you gain weights when you have proteinuria?

Yes: With significant proteinuria, weight gain can be seen due to edema (swelling of tissues). In many cases, the edema needs to be treated with diuretics (fluid pills). ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Protein In Urine (Definition)

Protein is an expensive commodity for the body. The kidneys are entrusted to return protein back to the body during filtering, and not lose it to the urine. Losses > 150mg/day are indicative of a problem with the filtration mechanism of the kidney. A nephrologist should be consulted ...Read more