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Can eating protein bars cause a high level of protein in the urine? Well, it depends how much you take each day. There are not few people also has such a question. Today, I will explain to you in details. Any questions, please email to kidn

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Can Eating Protein Bars Cause a High Level of Protein in the Urine

2014-12-20 08:08

Can Eating Protein Bars Cause a High Level of Protein in the UrineCan eating protein bars cause a high level of protein in the urine? Well, it depends how much you take each day. There are not few people also has such a question. Today, I will explain to you in details. Any questions, please email to kidney-symptoms@hotmail.com or consult our doctors online directly.

What does protein in urine mean?

Usually, it just means some of the proteins you have ingested are being pushed out of your body as waste. It is a very common phenomenon to trace amounts of protein excreted in the urine. However, if there are TOO MUCH protein in the urine, namely, more than 3.5g/24 hours, you should be concerned. This symptoms is known as proteinuria.

What are the signs of proteinuria?

One of the alarming sign of proteinuria is foamy, frothy or bubbly urine. Yet, you’d better take urinalysis to diagnose proteinuria.

What causes proteinuria?

Firstly, you should distinguish the difference between “protein in the urine” and “proteinuria”. Generally speaking, taking protein bars may cause protein in the urine but won’t be at a high level.

Except foods high in protein (fish, chicken and other meats), certain medicine (phenacetin), kidney damage is the most concerned factor that cause protein in urine.

How to lower protein levels in the urine?

Undoubtedly, treatment should be based on the real causes. You should talk with your doctor to find right ways to reduce protein in the urine. Here is a general guidance:

● Limit high protein food. Meats like beef, mutton, poultry and some protein supplements, such protein powders and protein shake should be limited. You are recommend to take protein not more than 1g per kg of body weight.

● Avoid nephrotoxic medicines. Some medicines can burden the kidneys so that excess proteins cannot be reabsorbed. As a result, protein leaks out in the urine. You can leave a message below for suggestions.

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