What happens if Microalbumin is high?

If your microalbumin creatinine ratio shows albumin in your urine, you may get tested again to confirm the results. If your results continue to show albumin in urine, it may mean you have early-stage kidney disease. If your test results show high levels of albumin, it may mean you have kidney failure.

What is the treatment for high Microalbumin?

The blood pressure medicines called angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEs) or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are preferred treatments. These medications relieve pressure inside the kidney filtering unit and also help lower protein/microalbumin urine levels.

What do high levels of microalbumin indicate?

Less than 30 mg is normal. Thirty to 300 mg may indicate early kidney disease (microalbuminuria) More than 300 mg indicates more-advanced kidney disease (macroalbuminuria)

What causes high microalbumin in urine?

Finding microalbumin in your urine also may mean you are at a higher risk for heart disease. Higher levels of microalbumin may also be caused by blood in your urine, a urinary tract infection, and an acid-base imbalance in your blood.

How can I lower my urine microalbumin?

How can albuminuria be reduced?

  1. lose weight, if you are overweight.
  2. avoid foods high in sodium or salt.
  3. eat the right amounts and types of protein.

What level of albumin indicates kidney failure?

An ACR shows whether you have albumin in your urine. A normal amount of albumin in your urine is less than 30 mg/g. Anything above 30 mg/g may mean you have kidney disease, even if your GFR number is above 60.

Can microalbumin in urine be reversed?

With aggressive BP management starting with inhibitors of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), microalbuminuria is reversible and progression to overt nephropathy can be prevented.

Will drinking water reduce protein in urine?

Drinking water will not treat the cause of protein in your urine unless you are dehydrated. Drinking water will dilute your urine (water down the amount of protein and everything else in your urine), but will not stop the cause of your kidneys leaking protein.

What level of creatinine indicates kidney failure?

Blood Tests

A creatinine level of greater than 1.2 for women and greater than 1.4 for men may be an early sign that the kidneys are not working properly.

What are symptoms of high albumin levels?

High albumin levels are usually the result of dehydration or severe diarrhea.
Symptoms of liver disease may include:

  • Bruises.
  • Dark urine.
  • Fatigue.
  • Jaundice (yellow skin or whites of the eyes).
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Stool changes, like pale-colored stool.
  • Edema (swelling) in your belly or legs.
  • Unexplained weight loss.

How do you correct albumin levels?

Therefore, to correct for an albumin level of less than 4 g/dL, one should add 0.8 to the measured value of calcium for each 1-g/dL decrease in albumin. Without this correction, an abnormally high serum calcium level may appear to be normal.

What is a good albumin level?

The normal range is 3.4 to 5.4 g/dL (34 to 54 g/L). Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories.