Proteinuria is the presence of abnormal amounts of protein in the urine. Normally, healthy kidneys do not let significant amounts of protein to filter through them. But damaged kidneys let significant amounts of protein to pass through them causing significant disturbances in other bodily functions. One of the major proteins that is lost with urine is Albumin. Albumin is a major protein circulating in our blood. Loss of protein can have deleterious effects on our body.
Proteinuria in itself is not a disease. It may be indicative of kidney damage due to an underlying condition. Therefore, the treatment is based on identifying the underlying cause of proteinuria and treating it. Treatment is based on the severity of kidney disease and the cause of kidney disease. Early detection and proper treatment are vital in preventing the progression of Kidney disease.
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