Proteinuria

Proteinuria Treatment and Diagnosis in Ludhiana, Punjab

Overview:

Blood contains protein and the major protein is called albumin. Proteins have vital jobs in the body such as helping to build the muscles and bones, control the fluid amount in the blood, and prevent infection.
A healthy kidney helps to remove extra waste and fluid from the blood, but lets proteins and other essential nutrients pass through and get back to the bloodstream. When the kidneys are not working the way it needs to, some of the protein can pass from the filters.  Some of the people who are are increased risk of getting kidney disease includes:

  • High Blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Family history of kidney disease

How do I know urine contains protein?

When the kidney problem starts and urine does not contain lots of protein, you will start having symptoms. The only way to know you have protein in the urine is to get a urine test. The test for protein in the urine measures the amount of albumin present in the urine as compared to creatinine amount. This is known as urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio (UACR). If it comes out to be more than 30 mg/g it means a sign of kidney disease. When the problem is getting worse, you will be able to see the following symptoms which include:

  • Foamy, bubbly, or frothy looking urine when you use the toilet
  • Swelling in your abdomen, hands, feet, or face

If you have these symptoms, it means kidney damage is worse. You should not wait and consult the health care expert right away about the symptoms and what treatment is best.

Treatment for Proteinuria

First of all, make sure the condition of high blood pressure and diabetes are under control. Diabetic patients need to check the blood sugar level often and take the medications on time and follow a healthy lifestyle.
Patients with high blood pressure need to take medications to keep the blood pressure level under control and prevent the kidney from getting damaged further.
If you do not have any of these conditions then still the doctor will suggest you a treatment plan which helps to improve your condition.

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