Dehydrated kidney

Posted by lorilee1970 @lorilee1970, Dec 31, 2020

I’d like to know what the difference is between Protein we eat on a daily basis VS loosing protein in ones urine? Also, any thoughts as to what it would mean when you are told that your kidney looks /seems to be dehydrated? Thanks for your time and compassion.

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You ask some good questions about protein intake vs protein found in urine. Healthy kidneys remove extra fluid and waste from your blood, but let proteins and other important nutrients pass through and return to your blood stream. When your kidneys are not working as well as they should, they can let some protein (albumin) escape through their filters, into your urine. When you have protein in your urine, it is called proteinuria (or albuminuria). Having protein in your urine can be a sign of nephrotic syndrome, or an early sign of kidney disease.

It sounds like you've received some test results about the health of your kidney. I'm bringing @kamama94 @gingerw @jolinda and @gman007, who may have some experience or insight to offer.

Lorilee, what did your doctor say about the tests? What's the next step?

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