My mother was diagnosed with lupus last year in August. Since then, we have are having regular blood/urine(regular/24 hours) test and she is taking steroids and other immunosuppressant medicines along with BP med.
Today's 24 hours urine report shows 1.25 g protein loss and her ESR was also elevated from April 2018. This time it was 38 whereas in April 18 it was 29.
My question is about this? Is it always the case that such high protein leak in urine is associated with some indication of kidney damage or it is just in case of lupus it does happen with no impact to Kidney at all.