Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What does high protein in urine mean?

What does high protein in urine mean?


What are the possible causes of the presence of high levels of protein in urine?


In the absence of other symptoms I can only give a very general answer to this question.

The kidneys' primary function is to maintain the fluid balance in the body and to excrete unwanted soluble chemicals. While doing this, the kidneys must conserve other important constituents circulating in the bloodstream.

Although healthy people do pass small amounts of protein in the urine normally, above a certain level suggests that there may be damage to the filter mechanism (the glomeruli) or inflammation.

A second source of protein in urine is blood that may come from any part of the kidney or urinary pathway.

High levels of protein in the urine may therefore be due to diseases of the kidney such as glomerulonephritis. It may also be due to general illnesses that also affect the kidney as in high blood pressure or heart failure.

Infections of the renal pathway such as  cystitis or pyelonephritis may cause a high level of protein in the urine.

This finding is an important part of investigations for several conditions and is extremely important when considered with other symptoms that together indicate the cause.

Sunday, November 10, 2013


Yesterday attended the EE Gathering and learned how to make agar-agar using EE products. I was so excited and decided to do it myself also at home.

1. Raw Agar-Agar
2. ENCORE (Hawthorn, blueberries plant ingredients to nourish heart and liver)
3. E-Sweet instead of using white sugar (natural sweetener using Stevia leave, and will not increase blood glucose, therefore can be taken by diabetic people also)

Raw Agar-Agar

ENCORE powder and E-Sweet

The reason why choose ENCORE is because the taste of ENCORE is very nice - sour and sweet (the sweetness comes from Stevia leaves also) yet very nutritious.

The steps are as usual like how we prepare agar-agar. Only difference is that we have to wait until the cooked agar-agar water become more cooling, then only we pour the ENCORE paste into the agar-agar water and stir it well. Otherwise the nutrition of ENCORE paste will be destroyed by hot temperature of the agar-agar water.

Cooked Agar-Agar Water - immerse it into water bucket to speed up the cooling process

ENCORE paste after mixing ENCORE powder with water



Tasted quite good...but still need to improve...=p