In healthy people, fever, emotional stress and intense exercise can temporarily increase protein levels in the urine, according to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. Abnormal protein levels may also point to kidney damage due to diabetes and hypertension.Continue Reading
Healthy kidneys prevent protein from appearing in the urine, according to the National Kidney Foundation. When abnormal amounts of protein show up in a urine test, a physician may check blood pressure and kidney function, if kidney disease is suspected. Patients may also be referred to a specialist.
Treatments for abnormal protein levels differ based on the underlying cause. Treatments include medications and lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and smoking cessation, according to the National Kidney Foundation.Learn more about Conditions & Diseases
Such relatively benign conditions as exposure to heat or cold or emotional stress can cause protein in the urine, or proteinuria, according to Mayo Clinic. Fever and intense exercise can cause it as well.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, sick people should not starve a fever; they should eat foods high in antioxidants and protein. Chicken soup may help with nasal congestion and make mucus easier to cough out.Full Answer >
An abnormally high white blood cell count in the urine indicates inflammation of the kidneys or urinary tract, states the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. The most common cause of a high number of WBCs in the urine is a bladder or kidney infection.Full Answer >
The presence of crystals in the urine signifies that the body is getting rid of certain waste chemicals, states the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. Having crystals in the urine can be either normal or abnormal depending on the substance that makes up the crystals.Full Answer >