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Foam In Urine What Does That Indicate

Foam In Urine What Does That IndicatePatients with severe kidney damage often have many changes in their urine, and some patients may find there are foams in their urine when they pee. Thereby, many patients may want to know what does that indicate.

How does kidney function?

To know why patients have foam in urine, it is necessary to know how kidney function.

Kidney is a major organ of our body, and it can filter the metabolic wastes out from our blood. Kidney consists of two major parts. One is glomeruli, and the other is kidney tubules. Glomeruli have mechanical barrier and electrostatic barrier, and these barriers can filter the wastes out of blood and keep the useful substances in blood, so as to keep our internal circumstance clean. While kidney tubules can reabsorb the water and leaked nutrients back to our blood, so the nutrients and fluid can be kept in their balance ranges.

Why patients have foam in their urine?

Patients have foam in their urine mainly caused by the damage in their kidneys. Such as patients with nephrotic syndrome, chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, etc, they are easy to have foam in their urine, because these kidney diseases will damage patients’ kidney structure. Whether the damage is in glomeruli or in kidney tubules, there will be much nutrients that should be kept in blood leaking out through urine, among which protein is a common nutrient that can cause obvious symptom.

Generally speaking, our urine is transparent and amber in common conditions. While to patients with kidney damage, there are proteins in their urine. Proteins can increase the tension on the urine surface, so this will cause foams in its surface. Different from foams caused by other nutrients, foam caused by protein is small, and it can exist for a long time.

Thereby, patients who have foam in their urine may indicate they have damage in their kidneys. If the foam is caused by kidney damage, patients should accept therapy positively, and change their life habits as their doctors’ advices. Beside, it is very important for patients to keep good emotion and confidence to overcome their disease.

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