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What Causes Protein In Urine?

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Posted on Wed, 3 Aug 2016
Question: what is the cause of protien in the urine and how can I cure it?
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Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Kidney disease, see nephrologist, check blood creatinine and urea

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for the query,

The commonest cause of seeing proteins in urine is due to kidney disease. Positive urine proteins normally should compel evaluation of the kidney function, generally through measuring blood levels of creatinine and urea. In case these markers are readings, it might be worth considering a consultation with a kidney specialist (nephrologist).

Diabetes and longstanding hypertension are commonest diseases that can affect the kidney and predispose kidneys to allow produce to pass and find themselves in urine.

However, it is also not very rare to see proteins in urine of persons with some urinary tract infections, after doing some exercise or some meals. repeating the test is often a good option. In these circumstances, the amount of protein is generally low.

High concentrations of proteins in urine deserve proper evaluation of kidney function by a nephrologist.

Thanks and kind regards as I wish you the best of health.

Dr Bain




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Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain

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What Causes Protein In Urine?

Brief Answer: Kidney disease, see nephrologist, check blood creatinine and urea Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks for the query, The commonest cause of seeing proteins in urine is due to kidney disease. Positive urine proteins normally should compel evaluation of the kidney function, generally through measuring blood levels of creatinine and urea. In case these markers are readings, it might be worth considering a consultation with a kidney specialist (nephrologist). Diabetes and longstanding hypertension are commonest diseases that can affect the kidney and predispose kidneys to allow produce to pass and find themselves in urine. However, it is also not very rare to see proteins in urine of persons with some urinary tract infections, after doing some exercise or some meals. repeating the test is often a good option. In these circumstances, the amount of protein is generally low. High concentrations of proteins in urine deserve proper evaluation of kidney function by a nephrologist. Thanks and kind regards as I wish you the best of health. Dr Bain