Protein in the urine: what's the big deal and why it needs to be treated?
Protein in the urine is medically referred to as "proteinuria". As we had discussed earlier, abnormally high amount of protein in the urine is one of the hallmarks of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). We also talked about the role of moderate protein diet in preventing CKD progression . But if protein in the urine is just another downstream effect of kidney disease, then why do we nephrologists make so much fuss about treating it?