Typical pee has a uniform consistency and can be anywhere from pale yellow to a deep amber hue. Food, drugs, and diseases are just some of the factors that might affect the color and foaminess of your pee.
There's a good chance that if your urine is foamy, it's because your bladder is full and the urine is rushing out at a rate fast enough to froth the water in the toilet bowl. However, there are a number of medical conditions that could cause foamy urine and warrant a trip to the doctor.
Discover the root causes of foamy urine and the best ways to treat the problem.
Urine may occasionally bubble up for a short period of time. This is usually attributable to the urination rate.
The presence of foam in the urine is not necessarily indicative of illness, but its persistence or worsening may be a sign of underlying health issues.
Here are three medical disorders that could be causing frothy urine, as listed by Healthline and WebMD:
Foamy urine may also be an indication of an overabundance of a protein like albumin. If you expose your pee to air, the protein in it will react with the oxygen and create foam.
The kidneys are responsible for excreting waste products and extra fluid from the body. Proteins and other essential molecules are not filtered out of the blood by the kidneys because they are too big.
However, kidneys that have been damaged are unable to filter as efficiently. When your kidneys are injured, too much protein might be excreted in your urine. Proteinuria is the medical term for it. It occurs in people who have chronic kidney disease or kidney failure and has reached its final stage of development.
To a lesser extent, males may have foamy urine because of a disease called retrograde €jaculation, in which the male reproductive fluid (sperm) is re-absorbed into the bladder instead of being expelled from the male private organ.
Amyloidosis is a rare illness that can cause foamy urine, fluid accumulation, and kidney problems. This condition is brought on by an excess of a certain protein and can have far-reaching effects on the body's organs.
A course of action for dealing with the current situation
Your physician will likely request a urine sample to determine the protein content of your urine. Albumin and creatinine, both products of muscle breakdown, can be measured in a single 24-hour urine test and compared with one another.
If your doctor suspects that retrograde €jaculation is to blame for your frothy pee, he or she will check for sperm in the urine.
When renal impairment is the source of foamy urine, treating the symptom is not enough. Diabetes and high blood pressure are common contributors to kidney damage. Kidney damage can be mitigated with efficient management of certain conditions.
Your doctor will likely recommend that you eat well and get regular exercise as part of your treatment plan for diabetes. Maintaining a healthy blood sugar level requires regular monitoring.
High blood sugar levels might harm your kidneys. You may also need to take medicine to control your blood sugar.
If you suffer from hypertension, you should also watch your diet and get plenty of exercise. Both blood pressure and kidney stress can be reduced by cutting back on salt and protein.
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