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What Causes 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proteinuria is also known as 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 ...Read more
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. Most common cause is proteinuria, which if present, should be worked up and treated. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
In the extreme case: If the urine protein loss is sufficient to cause a drop in serum Albumin below normal (3.0 g/dl), then there isn't enough oncotic pressure to keep fluids in the blood stream and they seep out to the soft tissues, causing edema. Edema from other causes is much more common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My urine test reveal that I have proteinuria (plus 3) what can cause of this and is there any treatment. ?
See below: Nephrotic syndrome can be caused by many diseases . Diseases such as diabetic nephropathy, membranous gn, fsgs may cause nephrotic syndrome hematuria and proteinuria occur in eg lupus nephritis the prescence of only proteinuria helps the clinician narrow down to certain diseases before resorting to a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor kidney func can cause hbp but is creatinine in blood the only test needed to check for that? Is proteinuria and occult blood sign of kidney prob
Proteinuria: Is definitely important as well. The types of proteins are also informative. ...Read more
Does low serum globulin affect blood tests that assess immunoglobulin levels? For example if an illness caused proteinuria, could a disease actually cause the test for it to be falsely negative?
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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