Protein in the urine: possible causes

The emergence of a large number of protein in the urine (proteinuria or microalbuminuria) can talk about many diseases and conditions. Protein in the urine is detected only by laboratory analysis.

In normal kidneys filter and remove from the blood the metabolic products and toxins, leaving the necessary body substances, including proteins. However, in many diseases and extreme effects on the body, the kidney filters begin to skip protein substances, with the result that they appear in the urine.

A small amount of protein in the urine is normal. A temporary increase of the protein level is also not surprising, especially when the body is experiencing excessive load. But sometimes proteinuria can talk about serious problems, such as diabetic kidney disease, hypertension and other

The state of the body, which can cause temporary proteinuria:

1. Overheating.

2. Subcooling.

3. Physical overload.

4. Emotional stress.

5. The temperature rise.

Diseases and conditions that can cause persistent proteinuria (protein in urine):

1. Amyloidosis (abnormal accumulation of protein in the organs).

2. Sarcoidosis (granulomas in various organs).

3. Syndrome? (autoimmune disease with kidney and lung).

4. Glomerulonephritis (an autoimmune inflammation of the kidneys).

5. Systemic lupus erythematosus.

6. Rheumatoid arthritis.

7. Chronic renal failure.

8. Renal involvement in diabetes mellitus.

9. High blood pressure (hypertension).

10. Infectious inflammation of the kidneys (pyelonephritis).

11. Sickle cell anemia.

12. Multiple myeloma.

13. Hodgkin Lymphoma.

14. Leukaemia.

15. The pregnancy.

16. Orthostatic proteinuria.

17. Pericarditis (inflammation of the outer lining of the heart).

18. Cardiac failure.

19. Some drugs (Ceftriaxone).

20. Malaria.

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It is important to understand that protein in the urine - this may be an indicator of serious kidney diseases such as glomerulonephritis. Treatment of acute glomerulonephritis requires speed, the earlier start treatment, the less damage will be caused to the kidneys.

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