Will alcohol increase the protein in urine? Nowadays, alcohol appears in many social activities, while some patients are diagnosed with protein in urine. Then, they wonder whether their proteinuria is associated to alcohol consumption.
Certain amount of protein exists in the blood, because it is essential for the body. A part of protein is filtered out by kidneys and reabsorbed by renal tubules.
If kidneys’ function is normal, the amount of protein in urine will be less than 0.15f/24 hours. However, when kidneys work abnormally, more protein will leak out.
Is alcohol one cause of protein leakage?
If patients have kidney disease and proteinuria, drinking alcohol may increase the burden on kidneys. In long time, kidney damage will become more and more severe. In turn, proteinuria aggravates. If the person doesn’t have kidney disease, drinking won’t cause proteinuria. No matter which condition patients have, they should drink correct amount of alcohol.
In one word, patients with proteinuria had better avoid alcohol. At least, they should limit their alcohol consumption. In addition to kidney disease, protein in urine may also be caused by the following conditions:
1. Protein in urine during fever: It can occur in any patient with fever, and proteinuria disappears when fever is controlled well.
2. Collagenosis: SLE, nodular polyarteritis and scleroderma.
3. Cardiovascular disease: Congestive heart failure and subacute infective endocarditis.
4. Other diseases: Diabetes, gout, liver sclerosis, and so on.
Now, we have known the common causes of protein leakage in urine. To make patients get correct treatment, patients should find out the underlying cause. Then, doctors can guide patients to accept right medicine or therapy. If you still have other question about protein in urine, just leave it in the form below.