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Proteinuria

What is Proteinuria?

Proteinuria is a condition in which there is abnormal amount of protein in urine. It is often a sign of kidney disease. Usually healthy kidneys don’t allow large amount of serum protein to pass into the urine but when kidneys are functioning properly, they may allow proteins from the blood to escape into the urine.

What are the causes of Proteinuria?

Possible causes of Proteinuria are:

Diseases of glomeruli like Glomerulonephritis and diabetes

Urinary tract infections

Proteinuria may be symptoms of other diseases like congestive heart failure, heart disease or first warning sign of eclampsia in pregnancy

Temporary Proteinuria may occur after exercise or if you have high fever

Kidney infection Lupus Malaria Multiple myeloma Orthostatic Proteinuria Rheumatoid arthritis Sickle cell anemia Sarcoidosis