Its a Bio question, and I cannot find any info on it- help appreciated.
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Why is a high amount of protein in the urine a sign of high blood pressure? watch
- Thread Starter
- 08-11-2015 22:10
- 08-11-2015 22:13
Why do you think it might happen?
- Community Assistant
- 08-11-2015 22:25
I'm going to answer answer based on the assumption that you understand about the basement membrane.
Picture the basement membrane as being like a seive, and then think of that seive being filled with cottage cheese. under normal cirumstances (when you're not putting pressure on the cottage cheese) some liquid & small substances might come out, but thats it. now imagine you putting your hand into the cheese (nice) & putting pressure on it by pushing downwards. You'd get a lot more of the bigger clumps of cheese coming through right? well that's what happens with high blood pressure, so the bigger clumps of cheese would be your protein.
I appologise if this analogy makes no f**king sense but I thought it would be the best way to describe it