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What is albuminuria?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Protein spill !

Albuminuria is the medical term for protein in the urine.

In brief: Protein spill !

Albuminuria is the medical term for protein in the urine.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Protein in Urine

Kidneys act as a filter for the blood.
Like a colander used to strain pasta, the protein (pasta) is kept out of the urine while the bad stuff (the boiling water) is passed through. With kidney injury, the colander becomes less fine, with bigger openings. This, as you would expect, allows not just water but pasta (protein) to be lost. Causes for this are many. Consult a nephrologist.

In brief: Protein in Urine

Kidneys act as a filter for the blood.
Like a colander used to strain pasta, the protein (pasta) is kept out of the urine while the bad stuff (the boiling water) is passed through. With kidney injury, the colander becomes less fine, with bigger openings. This, as you would expect, allows not just water but pasta (protein) to be lost. Causes for this are many. Consult a nephrologist.
Dr. Robert Donato
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Dr. Atul Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Albumin in urine

suggest loss of albumin in the urine which is not normal.
This suggest underlying kidney disease and should be followed up and cause found. Diabetes is a common cause but any of the glomerular disease can cause it. Suggest see a kidney doctor.

In brief: Albumin in urine

suggest loss of albumin in the urine which is not normal.
This suggest underlying kidney disease and should be followed up and cause found. Diabetes is a common cause but any of the glomerular disease can cause it. Suggest see a kidney doctor.
Dr. Atul Singh
Dr. Atul Singh
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Dr. Erik McClain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Protein in urine

Hi Rachel, albumin is a type of protein found in the blood.
When the kidneys are having trouble filtering, albumin can slip through into the urine. This is called albuminuria. Most commonly, folks with kidney disease from diabetes or nephrotic syndrome (syndrome where the kidneys can't filter protein), will have some level of albuminuria. Hope that is helpful.

In brief: Protein in urine

Hi Rachel, albumin is a type of protein found in the blood.
When the kidneys are having trouble filtering, albumin can slip through into the urine. This is called albuminuria. Most commonly, folks with kidney disease from diabetes or nephrotic syndrome (syndrome where the kidneys can't filter protein), will have some level of albuminuria. Hope that is helpful.
Dr. Erik McClain
Dr. Erik McClain
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