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How is high albumin in urine treated ?

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sir my father 65yrs old is having high traces of albumin in urine
we had gone to docters but it is not helping us .he has no other problems in past. know he he is loosing weight.
a docter told us to do biopsy. but he is not ready to do. sir give me a good solutions for this wiithout biopsy.
we have done C T SCAN & All other test .
in CT SCAN It is showing smaal stones in both kidney
so please help me out

Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2012 in Kidney Conditions
Answered by Dr. Kiran Kumar 55 minutes later

Thanks for the query.

If the protein loss in urine in > 3 gms/day, its suggestive of Nephrotic Syndrome.
Renal stones cannot cause such protein loss. Infact, renal stones as a consequence of an underlying kidney disease.

The 6 main cause of Nephrotic Syndrome in his age are
1. Diabetic Nephropathy if he is diabetic
2. Amyloidosis
3. Focal Segmental Glmeruloscelerosis
4. Membranous Glomerulonephritis
5. Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis
6. IgA Nephropathy

Infact, IA nephropathy is the most common cause world wide.

The only and only way of diagnosing what exactly is the cause is Kidney Biopsy.
There is not other alternative way.

The positive side is that, there are treatment available and some of the disease can be completely controlled.

You must convince your father to get a biopsy done.

If not, an empirical course of steroids might be advisable if there is no obvious infection.

Please discuss with your nephrologist for the same.

Hope this answers your query. Please get back if you need any further information

Thanks and Regards,

Dr Kiran.
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Follow-up: How is high albumin in urine treated ? 1 hour later
Answered by Dr. Kiran Kumar 2 hours later

You should consult a Nephrologist and get your dad evaluated.

Wish him a speedy recovery.

Take care

Dr Kiran
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