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Proteinuria in Children

Proteins help our body to carry food, hormones and medicine through blood to all parts of the body and to keep water inside blood vessels. Kidneys filter the blood for waste products, excess fluid and salts and pass them out as urine and stools. However, normally, kidneys don't filter out proteins as most of them are too big to pass through the kidneys and thus, our urine has no proteins. In case of Proteinuria, proteins creep into the child's urine, which indicates malfunctioning of kidneys, mainly due to the swelling or inflammation, infection or damage in kidneys due to toxic chemicals.

Proteinuria can be of two types:
This medical condition doesn't hurt but may cause the level of protein in the blood to go down causing swelling in child's eyelids, ankles and legs and high blood pressure. Proteinuria is diagnosed by dipping a special strip of paper into a 24-hour sample of child's urine to show whether it contains proteins. Some blood tests may also be needed. To collect the 24-hour urine sample of the child, you can follow these tips: