As we all know, urine protein is one important figure of nephritis. Because protein is a kind of nutrition of our body and our normal people will not have protein in urine.
What is proteinuria
Along with fats and sugars, proteins form the major building blocks for our bodies. The right amount of protein is important in our diets, for growth and repair.
Protein is present in the blood; healthy kidneys should only filter tiny(trace) amounts into the urine as most protein molecules are too large for filters(glomeruli)
It is not usual to lose protein in the urine. When this dose happen it is known as “Proteinuria”.Several proteins can be found in the urine, but the most relevant to kidney disease is albumin.
Protein in the urine is not usually obvious , but can be detected by a simple dip-stick test, or sometimes by more sensitive lab tests.
The presence of protein in the urine can act as a warning signal that not all is well with the kidneys.
What dose it mean?
Proteinuria means there is something wrong with the kidney. Some warning signals make it more likely to be an important kidney problem:
Large amounts of protein in the urine.
There are also positive tests for blood in the urine.
Abnormal kidney tests(creatinine or eGFR)
High blood pressure
You are young
Heavy Proteinuria e.g. more than 2-3g per day.
Can it be cured?
If you have temporary or mild proteinuria, you likely won’t need treatment. But if you have consistent proteinuria, you’ll need to treat the underlying condition.
So if you are worrying about your condition, you can contact us and tell us your basic condition for evaluation. Hope you can get recovered soon!