Protein and blood in urine

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

People with proteinuria have urine containing an abnormal amount of protein. The condition is often a sign of disease.

Healthy kidneys do not allow a significant amount of protein to pass through their filters. But filters damaged by kidney disease may let proteins such as albumin leak from the into the urine.

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Proteinuria can also be a result of overproduction of proteins by the body.

Kidney disease often has no early symptoms. One of its first signs may be proteinuria that's discovered by a urine test done during a routine .

Risk Factors for Proteinuria

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.

Other types of kidney disease unrelated to diabetes or high blood pressure can also cause protein to leak into the urine. Examples of other causes include:

  • Medications
  • Trauma
  • Toxins
  • Infections
  • Immune system disorders

Increased production of proteins in the body can lead to proteinuria. Examples include and .

Other risk factors include:

  • Obesity
  • Age over 65
  • Family history of kidney disease
  • Preeclampsia (high blood pressure and proteinuria in )
  • Race and ethnicity: African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and Pacific Islanders are more likely than whites to have high blood pressure and develop kidney disease and proteinuria.

Some people get more protein into urine while standing than while lying down. That is known as orthostatic proteinuria.

Treatment of Proteinuria

Proteinuria is not a specific disease. So its treatment depends on identifying and managing its underlying cause. If that cause is kidney disease, appropriate medical management is essential.

Untreated chronic kidney disease can lead to kidney failure.

Did anyone have protein in urine and not have

by preeclampsia

I'm ony at the end of my first trimester but they have found protein in my urine and my blood pressure is elevated... I normally have low blood pressure and now it's slightly over normal.
I read it may not be too soon to have preeclampsia and recently they found taking aspiran helps 1/50 women with the condition. Asprin is safe during pregnancy. My doctor is content with waiting another 4 weeks before the next urine test and blood pressure but I want to test at home and take asprin.
Am I being crazy?

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