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    Is Foamy Urine Always A Sign of Proteinuria in Kidney Disease

    2014-04-10 06:25| Font Size A A A

    Is Foamy Urine Always A Sign of Proteinuria in Kidney Disease Kidney is very important for our body health, because it is in charge of the balances of fluid, electrolyte and acid-base in our body. As a result, when patient’s kidney function is damaged severely by their disease, many health problems will appear in patient’s body.

    Proteinuria is a severe complication for patients with kidney disease, which means excess protein leaks out through patient’s urine. Protein is a macromolecular substance, and it will increase the permeability of filtration membrane in patient’s kidney, which will aggravate patient’s kidney damage obviously. Thereby, it is dangerous for patients to have proteinuria.

    What symptom will appear when patients have proteinuria?

    For patients with kidney disease, when they have proteinuria, the most common symptom will appear in their body is Foamy Urine.

    Protein is a nutrient which should be kept in body, and when patients have protein leaking in their urine, this problem will surely cause abnormal symptoms in patient’s body. When there is little protein leaking in patient’s urine, patients may not obvious symptom in their body. But when patients have massive proteinuria in their body, patients will have small foams on their urine surface, and they will exist for a long time.

    Is foamy urine always a sign of proteinuria in kidney disease?

    As a result, many patients with kidney disease become very worried when they find they have foamy urine, and lots of patients have this curiosity: is foamy urine always a sign of proteinuria in kidney disease?

    In fact, proteinuria can cause patients to have foamy urine is because the tension of urine surface will be increased when protein leaking in urine, and it will cause patients to have foams under the effect of gravity. However, many other factor can also cause patients to foamy urine when the tension of urine surface is increased. For example, patients with diabetes will always have foams in their urine due to high glucose level in their urine.

    Thereby, foamy urine may be a dangerous sign for patients with kidney disease, but it is not always a dangerous sign if patients with kidney disease have foamy urine.

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