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My reports say there is protein in the urine. Is it normal?

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Published At December 5, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I just got my blood and urine tests done and it says I have protein (trace) in the urine. Is it normal? Secondly, I am attaching my reports. Please check and comment.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

Traces of protein in the urine might be normal.

Kindly note:

  1. Uric acid is on the higher side, and lipid profile is deranged.
  2. Also, check your blood pressure and blood glucose levels.
  3. BMI (body mass index) is on the obese side. I will advise you to lose weight as well.
  4. You require Vitamin D3 supplements as well.

I suggest the following:

  1. Get your blood pressure and blood sugar levels checked.
  2. Keep yourself well hydrated.
  3. If you have a habit of drinking alcohol, please avoid beer because of high uric acid content.
  4. Avoid deep-fried items.
  5. Start physical workout.
  6. If you are a non-vegetarian, avoid red meat because of high uric acid.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

Are my liver and kidney alright? Are red blood cells and proteins in urine alarming?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  1. Your kidney function is normal, but your liver enzymes are slightly elevated.
  2. Red blood cells and protein in the urine are occasionally alright. I would advise you to have plenty of water and repeat the urine test after two weeks.
  3. Do you drink? If so, how often?

Provide the details in the next follow up because the rise in liver enzymes could be partly because of it as well.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

I do not drink at all. But, I eat a non-vegetarian diet. I eat only chicken. I weigh 222.66 Ibs. If I lose weight and bring it to 165.34 Ibs will all these problems get alright?

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I very much appreciate the thought.

I would advise you to plan your weight reduction gradually. A rapid reduction in weight is not good for health. But, yes, most of these problems will also be normalized. Even a 10 % reduction in your current weight will start showing results.

Plan it, start it, and keep doing it.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

Also, I have some itching in my body since few days. Can it be due to some health problem?

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It is not related to the above discussion. I suggest you take some antihistamine for three days.

Patient's Query

Thank you doctor,

Can this itching be due to a liver or sugar problem?

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

It is not related to any of the above.

  1. Is there a rash? Provide some pictures, if any.
  2. Take some antihistamine if it is persistent. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicine with their consent.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shaik Jani Basha
Dr. Shaik Jani Basha

Internal Medicine

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