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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
Protein in urine: A small amount of protein in the urine is not unusual but it is not detected by a urinalysis. The number one concern for the finding of urine is kidney disease. Other causes include urinary tract infection and inflammation of the urinary lining like a kidney stone. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more
Cause protein/urine: There are three ways protein enters the urine.1due to overload of protein in the serum called overflow protenuria 2due to decrese in absorption in proximal tubule of kidneys 3due to disease in the glomerulus.It can be caused by biological like Avastin (bevacizumab) used in cancer, and some drugs like nonsteroidal analgesics or drinking more than 4 liters of liquids in a day.High fever, chf, sle, diabetes&hypertensi. ...Read more
Causes:: 1. Temporary rise in the levels of protein in urine include: cold exposure, fever, heat exposure, strenuous exercise 2. Persistently elevated levels of protein in urine include: amyloidosis, certain drugs chronic kidney failure, diabetes, glomerulonephritis, heart failure, hypertension, kidney infection leukemia, lupus, malaria...... ...Read more
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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