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If Your urine is foamy, just know this is happening to you.

Urine might reveal a lot about how well you're doing. If you find foam in the toilet, consult your doctor. 

Dr. Cybele Ghossein, a nephrologist specializing in kidney disease at Northwestern Medicine, gets to the bottom of frothy urine. 

Urine in Its Natural State 

Dr. Ghossein notes that normal urine is clear with a yellowish tint, free of blood and foam. She claims that foam is not the same as bubbles. 

Dr. Ghossein argues that bubbles are larger, clearer, and flushable, noting that everyone will have bubbles in the toilet after urinating. Foam, on the other hand, is white and remains in the toilet after you have flushed it. 

Foamy Urine Is Caused By 

Protein in the urine causes foamy urine, which isn't healthy. Dr. Ghossein adds, “The protein is filtered by the kidneys, but it should stay in the body.” The kidneys are not performing properly if protein is being released into the urine. This can be caused by a number of disorders that affect the kidneys directly, such as lupus or diabetes, but it can also be an indication of a medical problem affecting other body systems. 

Dr. Ghossein recommends that you contact your primary care physician if you observe foam in your urine. A simple urine test can tell you if and how much protein is in your pee. According to her, your doctor may refer you to a specialist for more testing and care based on the findings of these tests, your medical history, and a thorough examination. 

According to Dr. Ghossein, frothy urine can suggest a significant medical issue if it is followed by swollen legs and edema around the eyes. If you experience all three of these symptoms, visit a doctor straight soon.

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