What happens when you have proteinuria and Type One diabetes?
Two years ago, before I was diagnosed with type one, I was diagnosed with proteinuria. Last December, I was diagnosed with Type one diabetes. I haven't seen my kidney specialist since. But should I make an appointment? Is it possible that things are different now that I have diabetes?
Yes , different and not for the better. Git with it , dialysis is a real pain. In fact , my cousin had two treatments and he ordered them to pull the plug. They did. And that is the rest of the story>>>
What should a person do?
If a person has diabetes, hypertension, or both, the first goal of treatment will be to control blood glucose, also called blood sugar, and blood pressure. People with diabetes should test their blood glucose often, follow a healthy eating plan, take prescribed medicines, and get the amount of exercise recommended by their doctor. A person with diabetes and high blood pressure may need a medicine from a class of drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or a similar class called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). These drugs have been found to protect kidney function even more than other drugs that provide the same level of blood pressure control. Many patients with proteinuria but without hypertension may also benefit from ACE inhibitors or ARBs. The American Diabetes Association and the American College of Cardiology recommend that people with diabetes keep their blood pressure below 130/80.3
People who have high blood pressure and proteinuria, but not diabetes, also benefit from taking an ACE inhibitor or ARB. The Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure recommends that people with kidney disease keep their blood pressure below 130/80.4 To maintain this target, a person may need to take a combination of two or more blood pressure medicines. A doctor may also prescribe a diuretic in addition to an ACE inhibitor or ARB. Diuretics are also called “water pills” because they help a person urinate and get rid of excess fluid in the body.
In addition to blood glucose and blood pressure control, the National Kidney Foundation recommends restricting dietary salt and protein. A doctor may refer a patient to a dietitian to help develop and follow a healthy eating plan.
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What are other causes of foamy urine, besides proteinuria?
I've had painful, foamy, concentrated urine for a year now. I've been seeing a urologist for as long. After urianalysis, cystoscopy, and antibiotics, we cannot rid of it or figure out what it is. Any ideas what can cause foamy urine, besides proteinuria?
Sorry, I should've added that I've had several blood tests done to check my BUN and creatinine levels (kidney function). They've all been returned normal.
Your doctor should check your Kidneys and also check for Gallbladder Disease. (+ info
What would cause my son to have proteinuria? How is this treated?
Basically I am going out of my mind, as any mother would. I am worried about kidney damage. My son is only 5 years old. We have gone to the Dr to give urine samples twice this week, and on both days I was told his proteinuria was a 30, with 15 being the normal.
He also has hematuria, I don't know how bad, but his Dr seems more concerned about the protein level. I would like to hear anyone's experience on this, and especially how it was treated. Thank you.
People with diabetes, hypertension, or certain family backgrounds are at risk for proteinuria. In the United States, diabetes is the leading cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), the result of chronic kidney disease. In both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the first sign of deteriorating kidney function is the presence of small amounts of albumin in the urine, a condition called microalbuminuria. As kidney function declines, the amount of albumin in the urine increases, and microalbuminuria becomes full-fledged proteinuria.
High blood pressure is the second leading cause of ESRD. Proteinuria in a person with high blood pressure is an indicator of declining kidney function. If the hypertension is not controlled, the person can progress to full renal failure.
African Americans are more likely than Caucasians to have high blood pressure and to develop kidney problems from it, even when their blood pressure is only mildly elevated. In fact, African Americans are six times more likely than Caucasians to develop hypertension-related kidney failure.
Other groups at risk for proteinuria are American Indians, Hispanic/Latinos, Pacific Islander Americans, older people, and overweight people. These at-risk groups and people who have a family history of kidney disease should have their urine tested regularly.
What causes proteinuria?
Protein should not normally appear in the urine in detectable quantities. It is usually kept in the blood by the filtering units (glomeruli) within the kidney. Proteinuria is an indicator that the kidneys are damaged in some way. Diseases that affect the filtering units themselves are the most common cause of heavy proteinuria. Sometimes this is called glomerulonephritis, meaning inflammation of the glomeruli. Just as some examples, any of the causes of nephrotic syndrome could be causes of proteinuria.
How is proteinuria treated?
If you have diabetes, hypertension, or both, the first goal of treatment will be to control your blood glucose and blood pressure. If you have diabetes, you should test your blood glucose often, follow a healthy eating plan, take your medicines, and get plenty of exercise. If you have diabetes and high blood pressure, your doctor may prescribe a medicine from a class of drugs called ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors or a similar class called ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers). These drugs have been found to protect kidney function even more than other drugs that provide the same level of blood pressure control. The American Diabetes Association recommends that people with diabetes keep their blood pressure below 130/80.
People who have high blood pressure and proteinuria but not diabetes also benefit from taking an ACE inhibitor or ARB. Their blood pressure should be maintained below 130/80. To maintain this target, you may need to take a combination of two or more blood pressure medicines. Your doctor may also prescribe a diuretic in addition to your ACE inhibitor or ARB. Diuretics are also called "water pills" because they help you urinate and get rid of excess fluid in your body.
In addition to blood glucose and blood pressure control, the National Kidney Foundation recommends restricting dietary salt and protein. Your doctor may refer you to a dietitian to help you develop and follow a healthy eating plan.
For More Information
American Kidney Fund
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Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 1–800–638–8299 or 301–881–3052
Email: [email protected]
National Kidney Foundation
30 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 1–800–622–9010 or 212–889–2210
Email: [email protected]
Internet: www.kidney.org (+ info
Is there a cure for proteinuria?
Proteinuria is a large factor and i'm wondering if there is a cure or some kind of treatmeant?
Hematuria and proteinuria reflect a glomular problem?
Could someone please explain to me why hematuria and proteinuria reflect a glomular problem instead of a tubular problem in the kidney? Thanks! <3
Medical professionals: Possible explanations for adolescent with proteinuria?
15 y.o. male had high amount of protein in urine as shown by dipstick today. His MD will repeat the dipstick next week & he'll have a fasting CBC. He has no major health history except mental health & has been on lithium for approx. 2 years. Lithium levels have been regularly monitored.
His MD visit today was prompted by his drinking huge quantities of water--easily over 2 gallons a day--for the last few months. Dipstick glucose was normal. Can anyone offer ideas for the proteinuria?
There are many possiblities.
Could be from the Lithium.
Other possible causes for benign proteinurea:
Most acute illnesses
Orthostatic (postural) disorder
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Son has been having an increased amount of protein in his UA known as Proteinuria, need some information pleas?
The ultra sound came back negative. tomorrow I go and see a Pediatric Kidney doctor. If these results are negative then what can be causing this problem? What should I be asking. Anything will help me. I need to get to the bottom of this. Yes he has had a 24 hour UA which came back out of range for this problem.
Does diabnoses of Proteinuria require hospitalization?
What if you also have Diabetes?
A diagnosis of proteinuria doesn't require hospitalization, but is a very serious condition that could be signalling impending kidney failure.
Protein is normally broken down and filtered from the body by the kidneys and if protein is being found in the urine there is a good chance that your kidney function is abnormal.
You probably didn't know that diabetes is one of the leading causes of kidney failure.
If I were you I would get my creatinine tested immediately.This test will determine whether or not the kidneys are working correctly and give an accurate idea of the percentage of kidney function.
If you are prone to procrastination remember this: kidneys do not repair themselves, and once they fail you will require dialysis or a kidney transplant in order to survive. Dialysis is a blood purification treatment that replaces the function of your kidneys and must be done 3 or 4 times a week for 3 or 4 hours at a time.
I know all of this because i'm diabetic and my kidneys failed two months ago. (+ info
Can excessive masturbation cause proteinuria?
Can excessive masturbation cause proteinuria?
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Why would a teenager have Proteinuria?
check up shows this! Is this REALLY dangerous?
Proteinuria is when protein is in the urine. As blood moves through the kidneys, the kidneys filter out waste, excess fluid and salt. These wastes leave the body in urine. Usually, no protein is found in urine because most proteins are too big to go through the kidneys.
Proteinuria is a sign that the kidneys are not working right. Sometimes infection or chemicals damage the kidneys, and this makes protein show up in the urine. If there's only a little protin in urine, you migt be suffering from orthostatic proteinuria. Orthostatic proteinuria occurs in some older children and teenagers. The word orthostatic means "upright." The condition is called "orthostatic proteinuria" because protein goes into the urine only when the child is standing up.
Children with this condition have no kidney damage but, for some unknown reason, they lose protein into the urine during the day when they are active. At night, while they sleep, their kidneys don't let any protein into the urine. If this is the case, it's a benign (not life threatening) condition.
If there's a lot of protein, treatment will be prescribed by your doctor. You can help by not eating too much salt. As long as you get treatment for it, there's no cause for you to worry. (+ info
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