People with proteinuria have urine with an abnormal amount of protein. The condition is often a sign of kidney disease.
Healthy kidneys do not allow a significant amount of protein to pass through their filters. But filters damaged by kidney disease may let proteins such as albumin leak from the blood into the urine.
Proteinuria can also be a result of overproduction of proteins by the body.
Kidney disease often has no early symptoms. One of its first signs may be proteinuria that's discovered...
If you are taking medicines for another
health problem, you may need blood testing to see if you are getting the
correct amount of medicine. Make sure your doctor knows about all the
prescription and nonprescription medicines that you are taking.
You may help reduce symptoms of nephrotic syndrome and prevent other
health problems by:
Reducing the amount of salt you use, which can reduce
the amount of water your body retains.
foods low in fat, which can reduce the amount of
triglycerides in your blood.
your doctor's advice for the amount of protein you need in your diet.
Weighing yourself each day to check for an increase in your
weight, which may be a sign that you are retaining fluid. Call your doctor if
you notice you are gaining weight or if you develop other problems, such as
good skin care to prevent additional skin problems,
such as skin infections.