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How to Get Rid of Protein in Urine [PROTEINURIA] Naturally and Fast

Hello, my name is Katherine, and I've been working  with kidney disease patients for 7 years, now.  

Today, I'll tell you everything you  need to know about protein in the urine,  

or proteinuria - a symptom of kidney disease. I'll show you how to identify it, how to treat it  

and, most importantly, how  to get rid of it quickly.  

Because here on 00kidney I always look at  the solution rather than at the problem.  

And proteinuria can be lowered and even completely  cured in many cases with the right good habits.  

There are also home remedies that are proven to  help this symptom that I want to show you today.  

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If your doctor told you that there are high  amounts of protein in your urine, proteinuria,  

the first thing you will want to know is  if your kidneys are working properly.  

There are tests you can do and  symptoms that can be observed.  

So let's see immediately How to  Lower Protein in the urine.  

Here's what you need to know about Proteinuria,  also called albuminuria in some cases  

First, if there's a leakage of protein  in the urine, it usually means that  

the kidneys aren't working properly. Protein is normally found in the blood.  

When blood gets filtered through the kidneys,  the kidneys are supposed to remove waste and  

toxins without touching protein. If protein leaks in the urine,  

it means that the filters in the kidneys  aren't doing their job at 100%.  

Second, this can also cause a foam  in the urine which is, in many cases,  

the first symptom of kidney disease. But unfortunately, it's very hard to  

spot it - people generally mistake it for  the normal bubbles they see in the urine.  

So, don't rely on the bubbles you see in  the urine to self-diagnose kidney disease.  

Get tested and pay close attention  to protein in the urine, or albumin.  

Today, you can even do this test at home,  you can use a simple test kit containing  

a urine testing strip that you dip  into a fresh sample of your urine.  

Follow the instructions on the kit and find  the results by matching the color of the strip  

to color blocks on the container. Less than 30 mg per deciliter is good,  

if it's more that this it can  be a sign of kidney problems.  

You can buy urine testing strips at  most pharmacies and drugstores.  

Many insurance companies will cover or  reduce the cost of the strips if you have a  

prescription from your health professional. Third, even a test showing that you have  

proteinuria is not enough  for a complete diagnosis.  

For example, High protein in urine can also  be caused by dehydration, high blood pressure,  

and other various diseases. This is why your doctor will  

probably tell you to repeat the test, and  also to get tested for kidney function,  

if you keep having protein in the urine. Now, if you only have this symptom and don't  

have any other symptoms of kidney disease such as  fatigue, swelling of hands and feet, kidney pain,  

Chest pain and shortness of breath, it usually  means that you caught the problem in time.  

So, how serious is proteinuria? If it is present alone, without other  

symptoms of kidney disease, it can be managed  and, in many cases, even completely cured.  

But having this symptom means that  the kidneys are being damaged.  

It's not like the house is on fire, but  the smoke detector is absolutely ringing.  

There's still time to get things  right, but you have to act now.  

So, if you're not sure, if you don't know  if you have kidney disease, get tested.  

A strategy to stop the progression of kidney  disease should be based on the stage of  

kidney disease you're in. Main goal would be not to  

make kidney disease progress. Ok guys, if I'm going too fast here is  

because I have already talked in depth about the  symptoms and stages of chronic kidney disease.  

If you want to know more about the correlation  between kidney disease and proteinuria,  

this video up here may help you. Today I want to show you what you  

can do to get rid of proteinuria and, most  importantly, to stop the progression of kidney  

disease IN THE EARLY STAGES. Because, in most of the cases,  

getting rid of protein in the urine means  finding a way to improve kidney function.  

Therefore, the goal of treatment is  to manage the underlying condition.  

There are many ways to  lower protein in the urine.  

So, we'll first take a look at the necessary  dietary changes. But we'll also see what home  

remedies that are proven to work. Dietary changes  

The diet is very important if you want to  stop the progression of kidney disease.  

If you only have proteinuria, and not kidney  disease in stage 3 or 4 you won't need to  

avoid foods rich in phosphorus and potassium. Which is great because a lot of healthy foods  

are rich in these nutrients. So you may benefit even  

more from a plant-based diet. The main focus should be to reduce protein,  

sodium and sugar intake to the minimum, especially  if coming from meat and processed foods.  

Best way to achieve this? Take a look at this slide. These are all  

the processed foods you don't want in your diet. Start replacing processed foods, sugar or sodium  

rich foods including sweetened drinks, added  sugars, fatty foods, processed meats with  

foods rich in all those  nutrients your kidneys need.  

follow a healthy diet of vegetables,  fruits, whole grains, legumes and nuts  

Now, this is not a vegan diet,  it's the smart way of eating  

to support the recovery of your kidneys.  

In fact, lean protein and  fish are also included.  

But focus on healthy fruits and vegetables. Now, if you want some ideas and recipes to find  

healthy foods to eat on a daily basis,  there's a playlist I've made, here.  

The goal here is to keep blood pressure  and blood sugar levels in check.  

These are the two main causes of CKD,  ok? BUT THEY CAN ALSO CAUSE PROTEINURIA.  

So, the next two steps are decisive  to get rid of proteinuria.  

So, first step, take care of high blood sugar  levels and diabetes, if you have them.  

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood  glucose, or blood sugar levels are too high.  

If you have a fasting blood sugar  level less than 100 mg/dL is normal,  

anything between 100 to 125 mg/dL is prediabetes  and If it's 126 mg/dL or higher it's diabetes.  

Diabetes is a serious disease and can cause  several complications, including heart disease,  

eye damage, nerve damage but also  kidney damage and proteinuria.  

So, if you have it, absolutely find a way to  manage it. In some cases, medications are needed,  

but for many patients, lifestyle  and dietary changes are enough.  

The winning strategy is  really simple and effective.  

Eat smart, so you can keep a healthy weight,  which is really important to manage diabetes.  

Your doctor will also recommend to get plenty  of exercise to help treat this condition.  

And there are home remedies that can  help you. More about them in a moment.  

Now, the best way to improve your kidney  health, is to improve your heart health.  

Take all the necessary steps to  keep a healthy blood pressure.  

Remember that you can check your blood pressure  at home easily, and you should do it regularly.  

Most of the steps I'm describing  in this video... the healthy diet,  

the treatments... will help reaching the goal of  lowering blood pressure to the right levels.  

This is because, if you want  to get rid of proteinuria,  

it's vital to keep your blood  pressure under control.  

Your doctor can prescribe drugs  that lower blood pressure and  

protect the kidneys from additional damage. Lifestyle changes such as stop smoking,  

drinking only in moderation and avoid irregular  sleep patterns, are really important.  

But also, avoid painkillers. Regular use of NSAIDs  like naproxen, ibuprofen... has been proven to  

cause life lasting kidney damage, so avoid them. Now, if the dietary and lifestyle changes are  

not enough, a little help from the three home  remedies I'll show you will go a long way.  

First, there is Reishi mushroom.  

This mushroom, also known as Ganoderma  lucidum, has a multitude of benefits.  

They include a boost to the immune  system, treating Fibromyalgia,  

strengthening mental health and lowering  blood sugar levels and blood pressure.  

And, most important, this fungus has a  powerful effect in protecting the kidneys.  

Recent research also added new information on  how Reishi can positively impact kidney health.  

The efficacy of reishi is attributed to both  immune modulation and effect on the outer membrane  

of the nephron, the filtering unit of the kidney. This is what a study on people suffering  

from proteinuria found out. According to the researchers, Reishi makes  

the kidney less permeable, to help proteinuria  and help stop erosion of the nephron.  

Basically, the test subjects got  an improvement in the ability  

of their kidneys to retain protein, so  they lowered the protein in the urine.  

Exactly what we want. The results were observed  

on a small number of participants, but all the  participants of the study had an improvement.  

Reishi mushrooms are sold as an extract and can  be easily found on amazon .com or in herbal shops.  

The dosage is 2g per day of extract. This dosage was tested and  

is considered safe for up to a month. Consult your doctor before taking this remedy  

if you have chronic kidney disease, hypertension,  diabetes or if you are taking medications.  

And be sure to find a brand that has obtained  his certifications from external agencies.  

Look for brands that carry the United States  USP seal or the International NSF seal.  

These are third-party organizations that  ensure supplements contain the ingredients  

listed on the label, without impurities. Another remedy that can help you:  

Rehmannia is one of the 50 fundamental  herbs in traditional Chinese medicine.  

It is a longevity herb with a marked tonic  action on the liver, pancreas and kidneys.  

Also known as Chinese Foxglove, today the root of  this herb is used to aid metabolic function and  

supports urinary health, but it is also supposed  to have anti-inflammatory, blood pressure lowering  

and blood sugar lowering effects. A recent study shown that the dried  

root of Rehmannia glutinosa can  improve renal health in patients  

suffering from chronic glomerulonephritis. When 200-mg capsules were administered twice a  

day, in combination with an antihypertensive  drug, the test subjects showed a reduced  

proteinuria compared to the control group. This remedy is not as thoroughly studied as the  

remedies I usually show you, so caution  may be advised if you want to try it.  

Rehmannia is however considered safe,  especially in the recommended dosage.  

Now, maybe the most powerful remdy  in getting rid of proteinuria is  

Omega-3 fatty acids Ok, I've kept the best for last.  

Omega-3 fatty acid has been shown, during  clinical trials, to be of help in reducing  

proteinuria in patients with kidney problems. But there's also evidence that it can help with  

high blood pressure, one of the leading causes of  CKD, but also cholesterol levels, triglycerides,  

inflammation and more. During long term,  

double blind, clinical trials this supplement has  also shown to reduce the progression of CHRONIC  

KIDNEY DISEASE EVEN IN THE ADVANCED STAGES. But Omega 3 fatty acid has too many benefits  

to be neglected in a healthy diet. It's great for your body and mind:  

omega 3 can fight depression and anxiety,  but also heart disease, Metabolic Syndrome,  

Age-Related Mental Decline, joint pain, sleep  quality... it can even help prevent cancer.  

Ok, this supplement is something  we all should take in any case.  

I take omega 3, many of my family members  take omega 3, my friends take it...  

If you are not getting enough of this essential  nutrient from the diet, supplement it.  

When choosing a supplement, be aware  that some brands can contain as little as  

8% of active ingredients, and may  not be beneficial to your health.  

So, to find the right brand, look  at the EPA and DHA content.  

EPA and DHA are the fatty acids present in  Omega 3, the active components of fish oil.  

Look for a brand that contains at least 300mg  of combined EPA and DHA for two pills serving,  

so you don't have to take  too many pills per day.  

This, combined with the other tips of today's  video, can help reduce the protein in the urine,  

slow down and in some cases even stop  the progression of kidney disease by  

managing the conditions causing it. Protein in the urine can be either a  

worrisome symptom or the reason  to start your healthier life.  

Now, if you want to know more about how to  protect and improve the health of your kidneys,  

you may be interested in this video up here. This is all for today, subscribe to 00kidney now  

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