Albuminuria is the presence of albumin in urine, which is due to renal dysfunction. Healthy kidneys do not allow albumin to pass through urine. However, a damaged kidney enables the passage of the albumin in the urine. It is an important marker for diagnosing kidney disease and also to determine the progression of the disease. It is detected by dipstick test and albumin-creatinine ratio test.
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Why did my husband have five episodes of hypoglycemia today?
Query: Hi doctor, My husband has type 1 diabetes. He has had no Insulin today but has had five hypos today, and his sugar levels are dropping again. He had his regular food all day, drank juice and cans of coke. He has not done anything different to any other day and also has not been stressed either. He ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. How long has he had diabetes? 2. When you say hypo, what were his sugars? 3. What is the dose of insulin that he is taking? Read Full »
Does protein leak from the larger filter of kidney in nephrotic syndrome?
Query: Hi doctor, I heard that in nephrotic syndrome the filtering unit of kidney becomes larger and so protein comes in urine. I am a patient of cortisone dependent nephrotic syndrome over 15 years. Doctor says that about 95 percent of children will get cured at the age of 18. I am 17 years old now. When... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Yes, you have heard the things right. Due to increased pore there is protein in urine. The best treatment remains the Cortisone. In cases where there is no response to Cortisone as evidenced by persistence of albumin in urine, we need to shift those patients on Cyclophospha... Read Full »
I took the same urine test twice consecutively. One showed the presence of albumin, whereas the other was normal. Why so?
Query: Hello doctor, I was having a problem with my appetite, and my doctor advised me to get an SGPT test and urine test done; and found that SGPT levels were not normal and albumin was present in the urine, but when the same test was repeated, the same month, albumin was absent and the SGPT levels were n... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your results. The first test result could be due to a temporary cause, and you should repeat the test after two weeks to see the current status. Kindly revert if you have more queries. Thank you. Read Full »
Can microalbumiuria be completely reversed?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a diabetic. My microalbumin rates are fluctuating. When I was first diagnosed it is around 200 for the first time, 118 for the second time, 40 for the third time, 120 for the fourth time and 27 for the fifth time. Why these are values are varying? Can you suggest the best time t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. See, it can vary from laboratory to laboratory. Moreover, timings do not affect it as it is a spot sample. Since your report is persistently declining it is a good thing. A rising level of microalbumin is of a problem and this might needs an evaluation. In your case,... Read Full »
Is it normal to have foamy urine?
Query: Hello doctor, My urine is foamy. I am confused whether everyone will get bubble and foamy urine while urinating. Please explain me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate your vigilance. Mild frothing of urine is usual, but excess of frothing denotes protein leakage in urine. What is your age? Do you notice any swelling of your feet and face? Do you have any other medical problem? To be sure get a urine routine microscopy... Read Full »
Should I worry for albumin in urine?
Query: Hi doctor, There is no specific complaint, but albumin is noticed in urine. Is it something to worry? I am currently on Liv 52. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Yes, there is reason to worry. However, I would like to know the following information. What is your blood pressure? Do you have a history of diabetes or high blood pressure? Why was the test performed? Did you notice any symptoms? Kindly attach... Read Full »
My son occasionally complains of burning sensation during urination. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor,My son is 5 years old. He occasionally complains of burning sensation in urine. Before five months, he complained of burning sensation, and we did a urine test which showed pus cells 2 to 3 and albumin haziness. The doctor said that as fine and just advise to give more fluids. We did two m... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. First, the puffiness in the morning could be familial if you and his father had the same feature or it could be a sign of edema. To know if he has edema, press your finger against the lower part of his leg. If the indentation fades quickly, the... Read Full »