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Suggest treatment for protein in the urine

I have been on coumadin for about 5 years because of a pulmonary embolism that I had when I was 37years old and they could not find a cause. Now I am vitamin D deficient and there is protein in my urine, in the last 2 years I broke a rib and fractured my collar bone, there is alot of kidney disease in my family so I am concerned but my blood test always show my kidneys as normal, what do you think might be going on?
Wed, 30 Aug 2017
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Hi there,

Although your kidney function is normal, protein in your urine with no evidence of infection means you do have some level of damage to your kidneys. I recommend you cut down the protein in your diet, stay well hydrated, and I would see a nephrologist and have them evaluate your urine more fully, especially with a family history of renal dysfunction.

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Suggest treatment for protein in the urine

Hi there, Although your kidney function is normal, protein in your urine with no evidence of infection means you do have some level of damage to your kidneys. I recommend you cut down the protein in your diet, stay well hydrated, and I would see a nephrologist and have them evaluate your urine more fully, especially with a family history of renal dysfunction. I hope I have answered your questions. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or if you feel I haven t addressed your question adequately.