What are the symptoms of proteinuria?
You may not experience symptoms of proteinuria; however, as the condition changes, a number of symptoms may result. The symptoms can vary in intensity among individuals.
Common symptoms of proteinuria
Any of these common symptoms of proteinuria can be severe:
- Frothy urine
- Swelling in abdomen
- Swelling in face
- Swelling in feet
- Swelling in hands
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, proteinuria can be life threatening. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms:
What is proteinuria?
Proteinuria is a condition in which the urine contains too much protein. Proteinuria is also known as albuminuria, due to the presence of one type of protein, albumin, in the urine. It is often caused by dysfunctional kidneys, high blood pressure, or diabetes. Proteinuria is a sign of chronic disease of or damage to the kidneys.... Read more about proteinuriaintroduction
What causes proteinuria?
Proteinuria is the result of protein in the blood passing through the kidneys and into the urine. Diabetes and high blood pressure are common causes of proteinuria. Acute illness or dehydration can result in a transient increase in a urine protein measurement.... Read more about proteinuriacauses