Microalbuminuria is a condition where low levels of albumin excretion occur. Having less than 30 mg/d excretions is considered normal, 30 to 300mg/d excretion indicates early kidney disease, and more than 300 mg/d excretion indicates more-advanced kidney disease. Microalbuminuria occurs due to increased leakage of albumin through the glomerular filtration barrier. ACE inhibitors and Angiotensin II receptor blockers might help to resolve the issue. Naturally, microalbuminuria is managed by losing weight and avoiding the intake of salt-rich foods.

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Kindly review my laboratory report and give your opinion on my kidney function.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with kidney failure, and I have attached my laboratory reports. Kindly give your opinion on my kidney function. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have studied your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). You have mild proteinuria. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) You have not mentioned for what purpose you have got these tests done? 2) What probl...  Read Full »

Will my diet affect my microalbumin level?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old male. My microalbumin is 10.3, urine creatinine 313, eGFR 113, microalbumin-creatinine ratio is 3.4 and HbA1c is 6.8. Should microalbumin be 0? Most sites say 20 and below is normal, but 10 is pretty high to me. I had levels done, which showed a microalbumin of less th...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you.To help you better, I need to understand your case a bit more in detail. First of all, you have not mentioned the unit of your urine creatinine. I would need to know whether you are suffering from any kidney problems as such for the tests performe...  Read Full »

I have attached my mom's urinalysis. What does it suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached my mother's urinalysis report. She is experiencing burning sensation while urinating, but no fever. She is diabetic and on following medicines. Glycomet-GP 3/850 one in the morning and one at night, Voglibose 0.3 one in the morning, Telmisat-AM 5 mg, Orvas 5 mg, Nexito ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopinath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She has a urinary infection. I would suggest a urine culture. You can start her on antibiotics now and later adjust after culture report. I would suggest the following medications. Consult your doctor, d...  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 »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

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 »

What do HbA1c of 8 and fasting glucose of 140 signify?

Query: Hello doctor, My HbA1c is 8 and fasting glucose is 140. My urine microalbumin to creatinine ratio is 116. What do these values mean?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have diabetes because both blood sugar fasting and HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin) are in the diabetic ranges. You also have microalbuminuria. You have not mentioned what medications you taking because both blood sugar and microalbuminuria can be contro...  Read Full »

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