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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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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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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 is protein in urine mean if kidney disease?

What is protein in urine mean if kidney disease?

Recheck urine: I agree. You can see protein in urine after exercise in some individuals and teenage can have orthostatic proteinuria. Where protein will appear in the urine on ambulation and it disappears when lying down. I think the next step would be to have. A repeat urine first urine in the morning and no exercise for 24 hours before the sample. I would have the doctor measure the protein creatinine rat. ...Read more

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What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine ? Which one usually happens first ?

What is the norm in early signs of kidney disease or damage, is it creatnine in blood or is it protein in urine ? Which one usually happens first ?

Either: Both urine protein and serum creatinine are important. More important are the common causes of kidney disease, e.e., high blood pressure, and diabetes. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/issues/winter08/articles/winter08pg9-10.html ...Read more

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Is viagra (sildenafil) 100mg safe for person having polycystic kidney disease with a normal GFR and having proteinurea in his urine?can he take 3x per week viagra (sildenafil)?

Is viagra (sildenafil) 100mg safe for person having polycystic kidney disease with a normal GFR and having proteinurea in his urine?can he take 3x per week viagra (sildenafil)?

Viagra (sildenafil): In general, yes it is safe. Blood pressure can decline with viagra (sildenafil). So, the combination of viagra (sildenafil) with calcium channel blocker may drop your blood pressure substantially. I recommend trying 25 mg or 50 mg rather than 100 mg. ...Read more

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I've hypertension and I have proteinurea and i'm not diabetic, the presence of proteins in urine is it due to kidney disease or to hypertension itself?

I've hypertension and I have proteinurea and i'm not diabetic, the presence of proteins in urine is it due to kidney disease or to hypertension itself?

HTN and proteinuria: Hypertension can indeed cause proteinuria, though typically this indicates uncontrolled hypertension. Polycystic kidney disease can cause proteinuria, and this indicates a worse form. Other kidney diseases do cause proteinuria and hypertension together. ...Read more

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What is the causes chronic kidney diseases?

What is the causes chronic kidney diseases?

Many things: Chronic kidney disease is caused by many things. However, the top two causes are high blood pressure and diabetes. If you have any kidney disease, see your doctor. A blood test and urine analysis can narrow down and sometimes diagnose many of those causes. ...Read more

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Will i die from my kidney disease?

Will i die from my kidney disease?

Insufficient info: There is not sufficient information in your message to address this serious a question. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of kidney disease?

What are symptoms of kidney disease?

Often no symptoms: Early kidney disease may not have any symptoms. For example, in diabetes, we check for micro-albumin (a protein ) in the urine. Patients don't feel it. If it's present, it suggests diabetic kidney disease. ...Read more

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I am very scared I have kidney disease?

See doctor...: Go to see doctor for reporting and evaluating why you feel scared of kidney disease, which can be assessed and verified with good history, physicals, urine and blood tests, etc. If indeed kidney disease does exist, doctor will guide you how to slow down the process of kidney disease. Meanwhile, practicing healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will benefit anyone immensely. Best. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

Needs lab: Kidney failure is difficult to diagnose without laboratory test. The main clinical symptoms are loss of appetite, nausea, swelling, and sometimes itching. If you suspect that you have kidney disease, i suggest you see your physician when possible. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney disease?

Depends on the cause: There are dozens of causes of kidney disease; some are limited to the kidneys themselves, while others are associated with other systems in the body. Chronic kidney disease may have no symptoms and can only be determined by laboratory testing. Other types may range from minor symptoms to major illnesses, and need to be evaluated by a kidney specialist, often along with other health care providers. ...Read more

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Effects of weight losage in kidney disease?

Effects of weight losage in kidney disease?

Good: In general the healthier you are the less stress on your kidneys and your body in general. ...Read more

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Which phosphorous binder works best for kidney disease?

Best binder: All phosphate binders (PB) lower phosphorous (P) when taken after meals. A lot of nephrologists seem to prefer using PB's that have no calcium (C) in them and that is because all dialysis patients are C overloaded. The main reason to use one PB over another is the pill burden. PB's that have fewer pills per dose may have an edge because patients will take them more regularly, which is important ...Read more

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Is gatorade linked to kidney disease?

No!: Gatorade is not linked to any kidney disease that I have seen or heard about in 20 years of nephrology practice. ...Read more

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What is the reason for kidney disease?

What is the reason for kidney disease?

Diabetes, High BP: Diabetes and high blood pressure are the most common causes for kidney disease. However there are very many other reasons the kidneys may be damaged or function abnormally. The kidneys not only remove toxic wastes from the body but also keep many things in balance including salt and water, blood pressure, potassium, pH, hemoglobin, uric acid, and many other critical body components! ...Read more

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What is kidney disease and what are the thing or ways to prevent it?

Kidney disease: Many causes. Most common are uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more

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Treatments of kidney disease?

Treatments of kidney disease?

Many: There are many causes there fore many treatments. Relief of mechanical obstructioin, control of blood pressure, immunsuppressants, control of diabetes, antibiotics, stone removal, plasma exchange. You need to tailor the treatment to your condition. ...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


Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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