Problem

Protein in urine

Nature:

Proteinuria is the presence of excess proteins in the urine. In healthy persons, urine contains very little protein; an excess is suggestive of illness. Excess protein in the urine often causes the urine to become foamy (although this symptom may also be caused by other conditions). Severe proteinurina can cause nephrotic syndrome in which there is worsening swelling of the body.

Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
29.06.1999 – 00:00 CEST