#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: What Causes Protein In Urine?


Q: What causes protein in the urine
or in the body? Does it mean eating too much protein can be dangerous sometimes?

A: Thanks for writing in.

First point…even if a food is considered healthy, it doesn’t mean you
should eat as much of it as you want. For instance, beans is healthy on so many
levels but it also high in calories and so you still need to stick to the
portion described. Moderation in everything!!

Protein molecules in blood are typically too large
to be filtered into urine so that normally, very trace (very little/low) amount
is present in the urine as healthy kidneys do a great job of filtration. Therefore,
when protein is found in urine, it is abnormal and usually suggestive of the
fact that the kidneys may be malfunctioning. This condition is known as
proteinuria and the most common relevant protein suggestive of kidney disease

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