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What are risk factors for protein in urine (proteinuria)?

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The two most common risk factors for proteinuria are:

Both diabetes and high blood pressure can cause damage to the kidneys, which leads to proteinuria.

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

From: Protein in Urine (Proteinuria) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Patient Page: "Proteinuria."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Proteinuria."

Labtestsonline: "Urine Protein and Urine Protein to Creatinine Ratio" and "Proteinura."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Patient Page: "Proteinuria."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Proteinuria."

Labtestsonline: "Urine Protein and Urine Protein to Creatinine Ratio" and "Proteinura."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 10, 2018

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