August 15th, 2014
In this week’s blog review, Dr. Elist recaps the highlighted points from the topics covered throughout the week. This week, Dr. Elist visited the topics of signs and symptoms of protein in urine as well as protein in urine during pregnancy. He also touched on the topic of pregnancy diet essentials (Pregnancy Diet Essentials), foods which can play a key role in fetal development (Fetal Development Wiki Page).
Proteinuria, or abnormal levels of protein in urine, in a healthy individual should be a cause of alarm and investigation. Although trace amounts of protein can be found in urine, a loss of protein in urine translates to a loss of protein within the body. Signs and symptoms include:
There are many different medical conditions that can cause proteinuria such as:
Prolonged proteinuria can also cause kidney damage and can lead to kidney failure.