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Why Do Nephrotic Kidneys Produce Foamy Urine

Foamy urine, also known as proteinuria, is a medical condition in which many foams appear in urine. Why do nephrotic kidney disease produce foamy urine?


Kidneys work to filter the blood and remove the waste products, as well as keep the useful substances stay in blood. Also, kidneys help release some hormones to balance the body internal environment. Also, kidneys help remove the excessive fluids from the body.

Nephritic Syndrome

Nephritic syndrome, also called glomerulonephritis, is aninflammation of the kidneys. The disorder damages or destroys the glomeruli, which are tiny blood vessels inside the kidneys that filter out excess fluids and waste materials. Nephritic syndrome can lead to kidney failure if it is left untreated.

Nephrotic syndrome is a group of symptoms, that is, proteinuria, edema, hypoproteinemia, hyperlipidaemia etc.

Foamy Urine

Proteinuria presents with the foams in urine. As we mentioned above, kidneys work to keep the protein stay in the blood. However, when kidneys are diseased, they fail to function well. As a result, the protein loss causes foamy urine.


To control the proteinuria, the underlying cause should be controlled well firstly. Although some drugs help control the proteinuria in a short time. However, as it does not deal with damaged kidney tissue, protein loss may come and go.

As long as the damaged kidney tissues can be repaired, the kidneys will function to keep the protein stay in the body, which controls and prevent the foamy urine from the root.

In addition, lifestyle changes, such as Diet, Exercise, also help manage the proteinuria. The best choice is to make a treatment and lifestyle management that is based on individual conditions. This helps control the proteinuria in Nephrotic Syndrome as soon as possible.

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