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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

How Do Kidney Disease Patients Know They Have Protein in Urine

2015-03-19 06:47

How Do Kidney Disease Know They Have Protein in UrineProteinuria is a common symptom of advanced stage of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). This condition indicates the kidneys are at least moderately damaged. Yet, how do kidney disease patients know they have protein in urine?

Symptoms of proteinuria?

In most cases, proteinuria has no symptoms and is detected during a routine screening in people with high blood pressure or diabetes. If protein loss is severe, swelling or edema can occur. Edema can be present in the:

● Face and around the eyes

● Arms, hands, legs, ankles and feet

● Abdomen

Other symptoms can include:

● Foamy urine

● Weight gain caused by fluid retention

● Diminished appetite

● Hypertension

Yet, the above symptoms may be also related to other factors other than kidney disease. Any questions, please email to, and our doctor will reply within 24 hours.

Possible causes of proteinuria

● Infections

● Side effects of medications

● Trauma

● Toxins

● Immune system disorders

● Diabetes

Therefore, kidney disease patients are suggested to take a regular urine and blood test.

How is proteinuria diagnosed?

The Urine Albumin to Creatinine Ratio (UACR) is a test that estimates how much albumin is excreted in a 24-hour period without requiring patients to collect urine for a whole day.

If the protein leakage amount is more than 3.5 g/d, this condition is called “proteinuria”.

Treatment for proteinuria

Proteinuria should be made under control since it can cause kidney damage. Treatment should focus on the underlying problem, namely, kidney damage. The protein leaks due to damaged glomeruli. Therefore, I recommend you to take traditional Chinese herbs. They can expand blood vessels, reduce inflammation and degrade extracellular matrixes, thus improving blood circulation. Therefore, the kidneys can get enough blood volume and oxygen to repair the damaged renal tissues, including glomeruli. As long as the GFR level increases, protein can be hold back and absorbed effectively. Welcome your consultation. The online service is for free.

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