The presence of abnormal amounts of protein in the urine.

Symptoms of Proteinuria

The following features are indicative of Proteinuria:
  • swelling in hands, feet, abdomen, or face
  • foamy urine
It is possible that Proteinuria shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Proteinuria

The following are the most common causes of Proteinuria:
  • diabetes
  • pneumaturia
  • disease in the glomerulus
  • use of certain biological agents such as bevacizumab
  • excessive fluid intake
  • high blood pressure

Other Causes of Proteinuria

The following are the less common causes of Proteinuria:
  • strenuous exercise
  • exposure to extreme cold
  • fever
  • emotional stress

Risk Factors for Proteinuria

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Proteinuria:
  • individuals with diabetes
  • family history
  • hypertension
  • overweight people
  • older age
  • American Indians

Prevention of Proteinuria

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Proteinuria. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • limit dietary salt and protein intake

Occurrence of Proteinuria

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Proteinuria cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Common between 1 - 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Proteinuria can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Proteinuria can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Proteinuria

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Proteinuria:
  • Dipstick test: To diagnose proteinuria

Doctor for Diagnosis of Proteinuria

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Proteinuria:
  • Nephrologist

Complications of Proteinuria if untreated

Yes, Proteinuria causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Proteinuria is left untreated:
  • cardiovascular diseases

Self-care for Proteinuria

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Proteinuria:
  • Follow a healthy eating plan
  • Do regular exercise: Helps in controlling diabetes
  • Limit dietary salt and protein intake: Controls blood glucose and blood pressure levels

Patient Support for Treatment of Proteinuria

The following actions may help Proteinuria patients:
  • Join support organizations: Helps in coping with the disease

Time for Treatment of Proteinuria

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Proteinuria to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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