Scarring causes problems with the filtering process of the kidneys. This causes protein to leak from the blood into the urine, where it can be detected.
Glomerulosclerosis is just one of many possible causes of protein in the urine. A kidney biopsy may be needed to find the cause. About 7% to 15% of people with protein in the urine have glomerulosclerosis.
Your health care provider will figure out the best treatment based on:
Scarred glomeruli cannot be repaired. Treatment aims to prevent further damage and to avoid dialysis. The best treatment for glomerulosclerosis depends on what caused the scarring. The cause is determined by a kidney biopsy. Treatment may include: