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High Levels of Protein (Albumin) in the Urine

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Dear Doctors,
My Uncle's wife had a kidney transplant last year. With recent medical checks, the doctor found high level of the protein (albumin) in her urine. Do any of you have an idea to what kind of medications she should stick to?

Thanks in advance,
Ahmed
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replied April 1st, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

Proteinuria is a significant complication affecting renal transplant recipients. It is linked to cardiovascular events, a premature death and graft loss. The prevalence of proteinuria is close to 40% of renal transplant recipients per year. The causes of proteinuria are multiple: glomerular disease, anti-HLA class II antibodies, various medications and tubulointerstitial disease of the graft. It is very important to evaluate the cause of proteinuria, to reduce proteinuria and cardiovascular risk

Medications [angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor ACE Inhibitors) and ACE Receptor blockers ] significantly reduce proteinuria in the kidney transplant population. Lipid control, dietary sodium reduction, nicotin cessation and weight loss all are an important part of post-transplant proteinuria management.

The medical history here is not complete, and information on treatment of a Post Renal transplant patient (which is complicated) cannot be provided online.

It would be recommended that you consult a nephrologist along with all available medical reports and seek proper medical opinion.

I hope this helps.


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