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Protein In The Urine
Possible: But not likely...Usually, medical conditions that can lead to rash and sores on the legs can also be the cause of kidney inflammation and protein loss in the urine. Protein losss is usually the result and not the cause. However, if you have a significant amount of protein loss, it can lead to leg swelling and fluid retention increasing cellulitis and redness. Sores can be from pressure. ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Small amounts nl: Many athletes have trace or 1+ protein in urine. It has to do with muscle cell metabolism and breakdown during exercise, especially if very vigorous or harder than usual exercise. A good trick is to check a first morning urine - that should have less protein and if so, then the protein showing up in your urine is probably not a big deal. Just discuss with your doc at nest visit, but wouldn't worry. ...Read more
I was recently dx'd w/ protein spilling in my urine. Now I am experiencing lightheadedness to the point of seeing all white. Could they be related? No appt untill nov.
If your diet is very low in protein and you have CKD, would this reduce the amount of protein spilled in the urine? Could this delay a CKD diagnosis?
May be;need more inf: It really depends on underlying cause of CKD: the study reports of very low diet protein are somewhat controversial. While low protein diet may help to reduce proteinuria and even delay CKD in some cases, if the person has very low blood protein and severe protein losses, it may be counterproductive and even harmfull ...Read more
Not necessarily so: Even healthy people have protein in urine, at times--orthostatic proteinuria, especially in children (protein spilled in urine during active hours). Being a diabetic put u at higher risk for kidney disease and excess protein in urine is a marker for disease. There meds to reduce this. Keep diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol under control. Eat well, exercise, and see doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
Bmi of 15.5. 24" waist. 25 yr old f 5ft. Dipstick detected protein in urine. Dark green - 300? What is happening?
Please see a pro: For a young woman with anorexia, a low bmi under 18 is common and 50% of people with anorexia have protein in their urine. This is a serious condition, life-threatening often. Please see a doctor who specializes in or is knowledgeable about anorexia! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trace of protein: You need to have a 24 h hour urine collection to see how much protein in your urine/day. Protein excretion by a diseased kidney is not constant, rather it is sporadic over 24 hours. That is why a 24 hour collection will tell you if your proteinuria is a problem or not. See your physician and see if you can have that test ordered. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is considered high levels of protein in urine mine tested 555? How dangerous is this number?
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
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