Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 6 years ago

Is protein in urine bad??????

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  • 143MSG
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    Associated conditions

    Proteinuria may be a sign of renal (kidney) damage. Since serum proteins are readily reabsorbed from urine, the presence of excess protein indicates either an insufficiency of absorption or impaired filtration. Diabetics may suffer from damaged nephrons and develop proteinuria. The most common cause of proteinuria is diabetes, and in any person with proteinuria and diabetes, the etiology of the underlying proteinuria should be separated into two categories: diabetic proteinuria versus the field.

    With severe proteinuria, general hypoproteinemia can develop which results in diminished oncotic pressure. Symptoms of diminished oncotic pressure may include ascites, edema and hydrothorax.

    Conditions with proteinuria as a sign

    Proteinuria may be a feature of the following conditions:[10]

    Nephrotic syndromes (i.e. intrinsic renal failure)



    Toxic lesions of kidneys


    Collagen vascular diseases (e.g. systemic lupus erythematosus)


    Glomerular diseases, such as membranous glomerulonephritis, focal segmental glomerulonephritis, minimal change disease (lipoid nephrosis)

    Strenuous exercise


    Benign orthostatic (postural) proteinuria

    Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)

    IgA nephropathy (i.e. Berger's disease)

    IgM nephropathy

    Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis

    Membranous nephropathy

    Minimal change disease


    Alport's syndrome

    Diabetes mellitus (diabetic nephropathy)

    Drugs (e.g. NSAIDs, nicotine, penicillamine, lithium carbonate, gold and other heavy metals, ACE inhibitors, antibiotics, or opiates (especially heroin)[16]

    Fabry's disease

    Infections (e.g. HIV, syphilis, hepatitis, poststreptococcal infection, urinary schistosomiasis)


    Fanconi syndrome

    Hypertensive nephrosclerosis

    Interstitial nephritis

    Sickle cell disease


    Multiple myeloma


    Organ rejection: Kidney transplant patients may have gamma-globulins in their urine if the kidneys start to reject.[17]

    Ebola hemorrhagic fever

    Nail patella syndrome

    Familial Mediterranean fever

    HELLP Syndrome

    Systemic lupus erythematosus

    Wegener's granulomatosis

    Rheumatoid arthritis

    Glycogen storage disease type 1[18]

    Goodpasture's syndrome

    Henoch–Schönlein purpura

    A urinary tract infection which has spread to the kidney(s)

    Sjögren's syndrome

    Post-infecious glumerulonephritis

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    Conditions with proteinuria consisting mainly of Bence-Jones proteins as a sign

    Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia

    Chronic lymphocytic leukemia


    Malignancies (e.g., lymphoma, other cancers)

    Multiple myeloma


    Treating proteinuria mainly needs proper diagnosis of the cause. The most common cause is diabetic nephropathy; in this case, proper glycemic control may slow the progression. Medical management consists of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, which are typically first-line therapy for proteinuria. In patients whose proteinuria is not controlled with ACE inhibitors, the addition of an aldosterone antagonist (i.e., spironolactone)[19] or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB)[20] may further reduce protein loss. Caution must be used if these agents are added to ACE inhibitor therapy due to the risk of hyperkalemia. Proteinuria secondary to autoimmune disease should be treated with steroids or steroid-sparing agent plus the use of ACE inhibitors.

    See also



    List of terms associated with diabetes

    Protein toxicity

    Major urinary proteins


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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    protein in urine is often a sign of kidney damage. however, i don't know your specific medical condition, so i do not sure if your protein in urine is caused by kidney damage. if so, it may be dangerous for u. if not, you can control protein in urine through diet management and medications. for your case, i suggest u to see a website to see whether your proteinuria is caused by kidney disease

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    There are two cases of urine protein,including physiological proteinuria and pathological proteinuria. Physiological proteinuria often appear when strenuous exercise or fever, it is temporary.If you first find protein in urine, you should review urine test to make sure it. If the urine test shows normal, you may have physiological proteinuria and it is normal you should worry about it. If the test shows that you still have urine protein, you should pay attention to it and have proper treatment. If you have any other question you can ask for me ,hope it help you.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Friend suggest you take the Urine Routine Test,and see the result,how much protein inside,when you get the check report,send it to me ,I can help you to see,hop help you,god bless.

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  • 6 years ago

    How do you know you have protein in your urine..?

    • 6 years agoReport

      Lol the doctor told me

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  • 5 years ago

    It can be. I would go straight to a kidney doctor (nephrologist) for an evaluation. Better to be safe than sorry.

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