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Protein In Urine

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KidneysGone are the days when you visit your doctor only when you fall sick. It is wise to visit your family doctor once in a while and get yourself checked. Some simple tests can now detect the early indicators of some highly serious diseases.

One such indicator is presence of protein in urine or foamy urine and signifies the onset / presence of kidney disease. Many of us are aware of the significance of glucose in urine but the awareness about protein in urine is bleak. Normally only a minimal amount of protein, approximately 150mg a day, is lost in the urine everyday. If more than 300mg of protein is lost in urine in a day, it can be detected in normal Urine Biochemstry test or Urine Dipstick test. Specialized tests are required to detect micro-proteinuria (<300mg/day). 24 Hour Urine protein is the decisive investigation for Proteinuria.

Anybody suffering from Diabetes (High Blood Sugar) or Hypertension (High Blood Pressure), should watch out for this symptom and consult their family doctor immediately. This population is especially under risk of developing kidney disease. A consultation with a Nephrologist might be necessary if proteinuria is detected and significant. Most of the kidney diseases are silent and are only detected after the kidneys are irreparably damaged.

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