General information on urine protein levels:
Normally, healthy individuals do not have protein in their urine. Although a small amount of protein in the urine is normally not a problem, larger levels of protein in the urine may indicate that the kidneys are not working properly or they might suggest a urinary tract infection (UTI).
Causes of increased protein levels in the urine:
Temporary and harmless proteinuria can be caused by: physical exertion, stress, heat, cold, high temperature or growth in children and adolescents.
When should I consult a doctor?
If the values remain permanently elevated or if the protein content is extremely high, an examination should take place.
This can be evidence that the kidneys are not working properly. In severe kidney damage in addition to the proteinuria and symptoms such as water retention in the tissue (edema) on. An excessive amount of protein in the urine can also occur in other diseases.