Proteinuria exists when there are large amounts of protein present in the urine causing the urine to appear foamy. This condition can occur as the result of having an infection relating to the kidneys or having certain diseases or high blood pressure. In addition, people can develop proteinura when they are exposed to certain chemotherapy drugs and/or taking various medications. If someone has proteinuria and the kidneys are working just fine, typically, there will be no symptoms or cause for alarm. If there is an underlying issue (such as a disease or infection of the kidney) treatment will be prescribed and a strict diet will need to be adhered to.
Urology Treatment and Terms © 2011 – eMedical Media – http://emedicalmedia.com
This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional. This information should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment
5300 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX 75093
About the Author: