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What is the five condition of albumin in urine?

What is the five condition of albumin in urine?

Homework?: There aren't 'the five causes' -- if your teacher asks for these, try to find the textbook that he/she is using. Most important are orthostatic proteinuria (most common), leaky GBM (diabetes, amyloidoisis, membranous GN & its kindred, minimal change DZ / FSGS / any chronic kidney disease with hyperperfusion); most urinary tract infections, consider tumor. ...Read more

Diabetic Kidney Problems (Definition)

The diabetes Melitus affects the part of the kidney which filter urine. These are called glomeruli. The dibetese causes the fine blood vessel in the glomeruli to close down, resuting in that filterstion function gradualy decreases to a point that both kidneys stop working. Therefore urine accumulates in the blood. it can be detected by doing blood tests( ...Read more


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What is the likelihood that glycosuria would occur in the absence of diabetes? Will glycosuria cause kidney damage? Would a UTI cause glycosuria?

What is the likelihood that glycosuria would occur in the absence of diabetes? Will glycosuria cause kidney damage? Would a UTI cause glycosuria?

A small minority: of people will have slight glycosuria, either normally or due to a genetic kidney disorder. It doesn't generally cause damage to the kidney; elevated glucose, however, will damage the kidney and many other organs. Discuss w/your doctor. Glycosuria can increase potential for uti, not the other way around unless your blood sugar increases. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a vegan diet could obscure kidney disease in lab tests? Is an eGFR of 79 in a diabetic with low blood protein kidney disease?

Is it possible that a vegan diet could obscure kidney disease in lab tests? Is an eGFR of 79 in a diabetic with low blood protein kidney disease?

Could be: A normal eGFR is higher than 90. Vegans have lower creatinine than meat eaters, and should have higher eGFR. Creatinine is the main factor in determining eGFR. It would be prudent to consult a nephrologist to rule out treatable issues and to have a close follow-up. ...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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I know sugar in the urine is a symptom of diabetes, but can sugar in the urine be a symptom of kidney cancer?

I know sugar in the urine is a symptom of diabetes, but can sugar in the urine be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Not typically: The isolated finding of increased blood sugar in the urine would not typically be associated with kidney cancer. Blood in the urine is the most common finding for those patients although it is somewhat of a non specific finding. ...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?

Proteinuria: Long standing poorly controlled hypertension can cause mild proteinuria even with normal kidney function. But moderate to severe proteinuria due to hypertension is generally associated with abnormal kidney function. suggest you ask your doctor to measure the amount of proteinuria (called random urine protein to creatinine ratio) and refer you to a nephrologist with abnormal result! ...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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What are the consequences of diabetic kidney disease in a child?

What are the consequences of diabetic kidney disease in a child?

Kidney failure: The ultimate "consequence" of diabetic kidney disease is kidney failure and possibility of dialysis or kidney transplant. At this stage, best we can do is help the child control his/her risk factors which is to keep as normal blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol as possible. Keep close contact with his/her physician. ...Read more

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Is blood in the urine a symptom of advanced kidney cancer?

Is blood in the urine a symptom of advanced kidney cancer?

It can be: Blood in the urine can be due to a number of issues - both benign and malignant. Kidney cancer - both localized and advanced may lbe casues of hematuria. If you do have blood in the urine, it needs to be evaluated by a urologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is there is Treatment of Protein (albumin ++) in urine that comes due to obstruction of urine, now obstruction is clear,creatinine is 1 within normal?

Not normal: Blood test OK but ++ albumin not normal. Need to repeat and follow, hope it clears with time. Persistent albumen of this extent will be evaluated in case it is due to kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is the color of urine following kidney failure?

What is the color of urine following kidney failure?

Variable: After an episode of acute kidney injury urine may look like water as the kidney often cannot appropriately retain water. Sometimes the urine may contain blood and appear red or cola colored. Sometimes the urine looks normal and golden in color. ...Read more

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What is the most likely cause of protein and ketones in urine, egfr of 78%, negative cultures and normal blood results.

What is the most likely cause of protein and ketones in urine, egfr of 78%, negative cultures and normal blood results.

How much?: Miss a meal and you'll have +1 ketones in your urine. Many people have trace proteinuria and this is okay. You may also have orthostatic proteinuria caused by standing up -- some people are like this -- and this is easily ruled in or out by checking your first-voided urine in the morning. Forget "most likely"; you do need to have the cause found. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the Best way to monitor kidney functioning in type 1 diabetics?? Microalbumin urine tests or simple creatinine / cystatin-C?

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What is the Best way to monitor kidney functioning in type 1 diabetics?? Microalbumin urine tests or simple creatinine / cystatin-C?

Here are some...: Annual urinalysis + serum creatinine & BUN are easiest and simplest for such. Meanwhile, working on healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession is the foundation for all care/longevity. More? Peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html, http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html, & http://www.formefirst.com/eMagicPowerUHL.html. Thereby you learn more on how-to ...Read more

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What is the cause of protein, RBC and WBC found in the urine?

What is the cause of protein, RBC and WBC found in the urine?

Several things: The kidneys serve as a sieve and metabolic control system. If the kidneys are damaged, it is possible that proteins, casts, and blood cell components will be seen in the urine. This may be part of an infection or a more serious kidney damage. Further evaluation is recommended for this combination. ...Read more

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What type of diet removes protein in the urine?.

What type of diet removes protein in the urine?.

Nephrology: There should not be any protein in your urine. Patients with renal disease may have significant amounts of protein in their urine. If you do have proteinuria an evaluation by a nephrologist would be the next step. ...Read more

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Why could protein in urine be a sign of kidney damage?

Why could protein in urine be a sign of kidney damage?

It can be a sign: Proteins are normally filtered through the kidney and sent back into the blood. If there is protein in the urine it means there are holes in the system that are allowing the protein to leak out. This leak can be caused by damage to the kidney. That is why physicians will check patient's urine for proteins as it is a sign of kidney damage. ...Read more

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I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

Yes, early stage: The glomerular filtration rate, as reported, suggests that you have renal disease, albeit not an advanced stage. You should consult a nephrologist. Consult this site for calculation of GFR, as depending on the equation used, your GFR may not be considered abnormal. http://www.kidney.org/professionals/kdoqi/gfr_calculator.cfm ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to treat diabetic kidney disease?

What's the most effective way to treat diabetic kidney disease?

A1c, BP, take meds: In short, keep your A1c close to 6.5%, your blood pressure under 130/80, and make sure you are taking a blood pressure medication in the ace inhibitor or arb class. ...Read more

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How many people with diabetic kidney disease develop total kidney failure?

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How many people with diabetic kidney disease develop total kidney failure?

20-40%: About 40% of type 1 diabetes patients with kidney disease will develop kidney failure within 20 years without strict blood pressure and glucose control. About 20% of type 2 diabetes patients with kidney disease will develop kidney failure within 20 years, but blood pressure control has seemed to be less effective in completely stopping progression in these patients. ...Read more

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How is diabetic kidney disease diagnosed?

How is diabetic kidney disease diagnosed?

Lab tests: Urine should be checked for protein once a year with a test for microscopic levels of Albumin (often called micro-albumin). Blood should be checked for BUN (blood urea nitrogen) to measure the levels of nitrogen-containing waste levels. Higher levels mean the kidney is not as efficient as it should be. A calculated value called egfr reflects the kidneys' ability to remove waste products. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diabetic kidney disease?

What are the symptoms of diabetic kidney disease?

Swelling: Diabetic kidney disease is a form of chronic kidney disease. In the United States it is the most common cause of kidney failure. Typical symptoms include swelling of the feet, decreased urinary output, poor appetite, nausea. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of diabetic kidney disease in a child?

Kidney failure: The ultimate "consequence" of diabetic kidney disease is kidney failure and possibility of dialysis or kidney transplant. At this stage, best we can do is help the child control his/her risk factors which is to keep as normal blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol as possible. Keep close contact with his/her physician. ...Read more

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Started losartan 25 mg for diabetic kidney disease...GFR 57...should the dose be higher...creatinine1.4 BUN normal A1c 6?

Started losartan 25 mg for diabetic kidney disease...GFR 57...should the dose be higher...creatinine1.4 BUN normal A1c 6?

Not really: Need more of the clinical pricture.What is your blood pressure .Want in 120/80 and below ideally.Also how much protein if any in the urine.All of those together with the GFR and the A1c are taken into account. ...Read more

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How is diabetic kidney disease treated?

How is diabetic kidney disease treated?

Variously: Prevention using an acei or arb and good blood sugar control. For established disease it depends on how badly it has progressed. It is the #1 cause of the need for dialysis and transplantation for chronic kidney disease in the us. ...Read more

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What exactly is diabetic kidney disease?

What exactly is diabetic kidney disease?

Protein in urine: Diabetes affects kidneys in several ways, causes leakage of protein especially Albumin in the urine and causes reduction in the filtration rate of the kidneys. Over time the kidney becomes more scarred and BP becomes difficult to control. Diabetes is the most common cause of kidney disease requiring dialysis and transplantation. Regular follow with your primary care physician is important. ...Read more

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What are the signs of diabetic kidney disease?

What are the signs of diabetic kidney disease?

None: Diabetes can hurt the kidneys and not be detectable on urine or blood test. In fact, studies have been done on diabetes patients who have normal kidney test, yet biopsies of these patients show damage. Diabetic retinopathy correlates with diabetic nephropathy. Studies have shown ace inhibitors to be protective of kidneys on both normotensive and hypertensive patients. ...Read more

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Daughter type 1 diabetic. Under tight control. Diagnosed with stage 1 kidney disease. On bp medicine. Recent protein 54 after 4 weeks on meds. Worry?

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Daughter type 1 diabetic. Under tight control. Diagnosed with stage 1 kidney disease. On bp medicine. Recent protein 54 after 4 weeks on meds. Worry?

Here are some ...: Sorry to hear someone is sick, but drug & sympathy would unnecessarily help in the long run; yet, empathy & actions will. Besides, it's good idea to accept, adopt, and adapt to whatever life might have brought to us by realizing: Life is a changing adjusting dynamic process of constant struggle to cope with reality, certainty, and uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, and continuation. ...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?

Proteinuria: Long standing poorly controlled hypertension can cause mild proteinuria even with normal kidney function. But moderate to severe proteinuria due to hypertension is generally associated with abnormal kidney function. suggest you ask your doctor to measure the amount of proteinuria (called random urine protein to creatinine ratio) and refer you to a nephrologist with abnormal result! ...Read more

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Is it possible that a vegan diet could obscure kidney disease in lab tests? Is an eGFR of 79 in a diabetic with low blood protein kidney disease?

Could be: A normal eGFR is higher than 90. Vegans have lower creatinine than meat eaters, and should have higher eGFR. Creatinine is the main factor in determining eGFR. It would be prudent to consult a nephrologist to rule out treatable issues and to have a close follow-up. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine 1.43 serum urea normal urine analysis normal no hypertension no diabetes no history of kidney disease is that dangerous or not?

Not dangerous: Depending on how muscular you are you could be normal. If you are skinny your creatinine could be borderline high. It would be prudent to consult a nephrologist. you may consult this site for info on estimated glomerular filtration rate. http://www.kidney.org/professionals/kdoqi/gfr_calculator.cfm ...Read more

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56 yr old diabetic male w/ 4th degree kidney disease. What would the results of a transplant be, healing time, life expectancy after, dialysis after?

56 yr old diabetic male w/ 4th degree kidney disease. What would the results of a transplant be, healing time, life expectancy after, dialysis after?

CKD and transplant: Your question is difficult to answer. You will not have a transplant until you start dialysis, chronic kidney disease stage 6 (ckd), so you are not a candidate for one now. The results of a kidney transplant depend how well the kidney is a match and how well the anti-rejection drugs will work for you. The answers to your questions about life expectancy and dialysis are too speculative to answer. ...Read more

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Diabetic Nephropathy (Definition)

a progressive damaging effects to capillaries in/near glomeruli leading to local inflammatory change and scarring with subsequent malfunction in filtering the blood for reabsorbing useful blood components and excreting the unwanted metabolic wastes, which exact causes are still unclear, though, long-term high blood sugar is the culprit. This is usually a slow ...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