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+++ in Protein in Urine: What Does It Mean

2014-12-27 01:48

+++ in Protein in Urine: What Does It MeanMany people have no idea about the urine test result. You may worried about +++ protein in urine. What does it mean? Is this condition serious? What can you do to deal with it? I will explain to you item by item. Any questions, please email to us at pkdclinic888@hotmail.com.

Get to know the urine test result

The urine contains protein, and it can be detected. Healthy people have ≤0.15g protein in urine over a 24-hour period, and the protein in urine presents as negative (-). If people are tested to have protein more than 0.15g per day, it means they have normal amount of protein in urine. That is to say, protein shows positive (+). Persistent protein in the urine always indicate kidney problems.

If there are +++ protein in urine, you should be concerned, because it means the protein leakage in urine ranges from 2.0g/L to 4.0g/L. The test result is much higher than the normal level. This condition has a medical term, namely, proteinuria.

Risk factors or proteinuria

● uncontrolled diabetes

high blood pressure

● lupus (an autoimmune disease)

urinary tract infections (UTIs)

The most serious cause of proteinuria is kidney disease, including various glomerulonephritis,Polycystic Kidney Disease, kidney infection, and Nephrotic Syndrome, and so on. Your doctor may take test one more time to confirm.

Treatment of proteinuria

Without doubt, treatment of proteinuria should be based on the real causes. You can consult our doctors online for specific suggestions. Here are some general ways to manage proteinuria.

● Drugs: They are sometimes prescribed, especially in people with diabetes and/or high blood pressure. These may come from two classes of drugs:

-ACE inhibitors (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors)

-ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers)

● Diet: You may be required to eat less protein-high foods such as cheese, poultry, beef, beans, nuts and seeds. Yet, egg white, fish, lean meat and milk are rich in high-quality protein, which produce less wastes, are good choices for you.

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