Proteinuria with No Other Symptoms, What Does It Indicate

A:Proteinuria describes a condition in which urine contains an abnormal amount of protein. Normally proteins are blocked from leakage by a structure in kidney called glomeruli. In case inflammation appears in glomeruli(glomerulonephritis or simple nephritis), proteinuria can appear. Many diseases can cause this inflammation, which leads to proteinuria. Additional Diseases that can damage the glomeruli and cause proteinuria include diabetes, hypertension, and other forms of kidney diseases. Proteinuria has also been shown to be associated with cardiovascular disease.

Based on this, a more detailed examination is necessary. The most dependable measure to test proteinuria is to collect your urine for 24 hours. Besides, as high levels of creatinine and urea nitrogen in your blood indicate that kidney function is impaired, a sample of your blood for creatinine and urea nitrogen is also helpful for the diagnosis.

To know more: Diatary Advice for Patients with Proteinuria

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