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What Causes High Protein Levels In Urine
Proteinuria: Protein is normally not found in urine. Regardless of how much protein you take in, protein drinks or otherwise, normal kidneys/urinary system should not be allowing any protein in there. If protein is in the urine, there is a source of protein in the urine and the meaning of this needs to be looked at with any other lab abnormalities, signs/symptoms, clinical context. ...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
See Nephrologist: 3 levels of protein in urine: microalbuminuria--less than 300 mg a day tubular--300-1000 mg a day nephrotic--more than 3500 if there is blood in the urine you may have a glomerulonephritis and this may be a very serious condition that causes rapid loss of kidney function. In general the more protein in the urine the worse the prognosis. There are too many diagnosis to list. You need a workup. ...Read more
Teens w/ proteinuria: First make sure it's real. Get a first morning urine sample or a 24 hour total protein by collecting all urine over 24 hours. If indeed elevated, then needs a full kidney work-up - there are many causes from nephrotic syndrome to damaged kidneys.Athletic kids often spill increased levels of protein because of increased muscle use, so some labs and good history/physical with blood pressures needed! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kidney disease: High protein in urine suggest kidney pathology, most likely one type of glomerulonephritis (something like kidney inflammation), depending of the level of protein you may need biopsy (usually if more than 1 gm per day), for sure if > 3 gm/day) and that is pretty much only way to determine diagnosis and treatment. ...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
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