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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

Dr. Nour Baltagi
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Proteinuria (Definition)

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 ...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?

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?

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

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What is the definition or description of: proteinuria?

What is the definition or description of: proteinuria?

Protein in urine: 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. ...Read more

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Will dilute urine hold positive proteinuria results?

Will dilute urine hold positive proteinuria results?

Not really: The protein is an absolute number.>3 grams is bad. The volume of urine is not as critical at this early stage. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you have proteinuria and type one diabetes?

Could you tell me what happens when you have proteinuria and type one diabetes?

Proteinuria: Proteinuria (p) is an ominous sign in both diabetic and non-diabetic patients. You need to see a nephrologist (n) and have a 24 hour urine collection done for a creatinine clearance and protein. Once the results are back, a treatment plan can start. Patients with p have a higher incidence of stroke, kidney failure and heart attacks related to the severity of their p. See a n for meds to reduce p. ...Read more

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Do antibiotic cause proteinuria?

Do antibiotic cause proteinuria?

Possible: Some antibiotics can cause Allergic Interstitial Nephritis and can manifest with proteinuria. But proteinuria is usually a manifestation of systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension or could be from a variety of kidney diseases. Proteinuria needs a full evaluation depending on the severity of it.

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What can cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

What can cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

Normal urine: Normal urine will produce foam depending on how the stream hits the already voided urine. ...Read more

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What could cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

What could cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?

Bile, air, medication: Bilirubin causing bilirubinuria can cause foamy urine, also fistula (abnormal connection) between bowel and urinary tract can cause pneumaturia, occasionally a medication like pyridium (phenazopyridine). Most common cause is proteinuria, which if present, should be worked up and treated. ...Read more

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Why is nephrin and proteinuria relevant at all to diabetes?

Why is nephrin and proteinuria relevant at all to diabetes?

Stops protein loss: Nephrin is a protein on the kidney and helps prevent protein loss in the kidney. Proteinuria is when the kidney spills excessive amounts of protein in the urine. Diabetes can damage the kidney and cause the kidney to spill excessive protein thus leading to severe kidney disease. Nephrin is important because it helps prevent excessive protein leak from occurring. ...Read more

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Can you have nondiabetic renal failure without proteinuria?

Can you have nondiabetic renal failure without proteinuria?

Yes: Glomerular diseases, diabetes and paraproteinemia all have varying amouts of proteinuria. Hypertension can present with no protein, pckd, obstruction, stones, ras and many other diseases frequently have no proteinuria. ...Read more

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What is the difference between transient and orthostatic proteinuria?

What is the difference between transient and orthostatic proteinuria?

Confirm: Transient proteinuria means intermittent proteinuria, may be associated with fever, acute illness, stress etc. Any proteinuria must be confirmed by repeating tests when the acute stress is resoved. Orthostatic proteinuria means proteinuria in the upright position due to hyperfiltration in the kidney this must be confirmed by measuring urine protein in lying and standing position. ...Read more

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Dmii and proteinuria. If proteinuria untreated, how long will kidneys last?

Dmii and proteinuria. If proteinuria untreated, how long will kidneys last?

Depend: Every person is different. I do not think I can tell you a time frame but I can tell you what to do to prevent it from happening. Close bs follow up with HGB a1c less than 6, BP less than 130/80, use ace inhibitors, good healthy diet, exercise, and follow microalbuminuria in urine closely. ...Read more

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13yr old with type 1 dm and proteinuria will these conditions make her eligible to apply for disability?

13yr old with type 1 dm and proteinuria will these conditions make her eligible to apply for disability?

Maybe: Most people with type 1 dm lead relatively normal lives and become teachers, doctors, factoey workers and the like. Proteinuria varies in its importance from orthostatic (benign) to those with major kidney damage and progressive kidney failure. It is a bit early to write off a 13 year old as disabled with such a variable illness. With motivation & proper care the kid could do wonderful things. ...Read more

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I am so afraid for the results of my urinalysis. I'm afraid I might have proteinuria. Pls help. What to do?

I am so afraid for the results of my urinalysis. I'm afraid I might have proteinuria. Pls help. What to do?

To be brave...: ... act brave. What if you have proteinuria? It's hardly the kiss of death. You say you are 22 years old and have your heart stented already. So you're no stranger to serious illness. You've If you have protein in your urine, chances are it's orthostatic, and if it's not, it will probably prove to be something manageable. ...Read more

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I'm using acthar hp gel for proteinuria as prescribed from my nephologist. What other medicine is out better or to have in consideration.

I'm using acthar hp gel for proteinuria as prescribed from my nephologist. What other medicine is out better or to have in consideration.

Use of Acthar: Acthar (a) works to reduce the amount of proteinuria (p) to a more normal level. Studies have shown that a has lowered p in patients not responding to steroids, suggesting that a works differently in your kidneys than steroids. For patients whose p is not well controlled, a is a viable treatment option in certain patients. There is no other good drug as good as a for p in nephrotic syndrome. ...Read more

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Is proteinuria a kidney disease?

Is proteinuria a kidney disease?

No: You're simply leaking protein into your urine. The most common single cause is that a few percent of people do this just by standing up. It's easy to rule this in or out and your phyiscian will probably begin your workup this way. ...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 13yr daughter has proteinuria. She's iddm. Will proteinuria go away?

Diabetic proteinuria: I am sorry to hear about your daughter. Diabetics get proteinuria (p) from diabetes as well as other causes. Have her see a pediatric nephrologist to have her urine collected for 24 hours, to assess her kidney function and the amount of her p. Blood will also be taken to see if she has any glomerular disease other than diabetes. The duration of her p is dependent on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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What all investigations are to be done in a 27 year old man with 4+ proteinuria? Dr.Vishnu gp

What all investigations are to be done in a 27 year old man with 4+ proteinuria? Dr.Vishnu gp

Proteinuria: The first thing is to have a 24 hour urine collection to see the amount of protein in the urine and to assess the kidney function of the patient. I would also do a renal ultrasound to assess the size of the kidneys.
Depending on the amount of proteinuria, I would send off blood for aso, anca 2, complement C3 and c4, hiv, hepatitis b antibodies, hb a1c and ana. A renal biopsy may be needed. ...Read more

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Why is there selective proteinuria in nephritic and nonselective proteinuria in nephrotic syndrome?

Why is there selective proteinuria in nephritic and nonselective proteinuria in nephrotic syndrome?

Whoa: Who's your instructor? In nephrotic syndrome, the proteinuria may be selective (mostly albumin, as in most cases of minimal changed disease and any other cause of proteinuria in which the gbm is only modestly damaged) or nonselective (lots of globulin also, as see in the more severe nephrotic syndromes). ...Read more

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My urine has recently started to have bunches of bubbles (foamy like) in it when hits water. Is it proteinuria if so what I do about it.?

My urine has recently started to have bunches of bubbles (foamy like) in it when hits water. Is it proteinuria if so what I do about it.?

Mucus: Proteinuria is a fine foam. Bigger bubbles are extra mucus. Nobody knows why the latter becomes more or less abundant. Hopefully you get a yearly urinalysis at your physician's. Further, most proteinuria is orthostatic and harmless. I'm glad you're health-conscious and hope you'll get reassurance on your next annual physical. ...Read more

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Type 1 diabetes and proteinuria is it ok to live a normal life with these two things? I'm am so worried for my 13yrdaughter who recently was diagnosis w this

Type 1 diabetes and proteinuria is it ok to live a normal life with these two things? I'm am so worried for my 13yrdaughter who recently was diagnosis w this

Prognostic finding: 40% of type 1 diabetics and 10% of type 2 diabetics go on to have renal dysfunction. The early marker for both is the presence of proteiinuria.

The rate of decline, and importance of glucose control are still within your control. Your physician can advise on strategies to preserve renal function like acei inhibitors or a2rb's. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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