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Does Foams In Urine Indicate Kidney Failure

Does Foams In Urine Indicate Kidney FailurePatient with kidney disease may have a lot of worry if he find he has foams in his urine, because that may be a indication of kidney failure. Does foams in urine always indicate kidney failure? Why does patient with kidney disease has foams in urine? It is necessary for patient to have a better understanding about this aspect.

Does foams in urine always indicate kidney failure?

Foams in urine can be caused by many reasons. Foamy urine may be an indication of kidney failure, but it does not always indicate kidney failure.

Foams in urine is because the increase of urine surface’s tension which is caused by some organic matters and inorganic matters in urine, like glucose, mineral salt, etc. Foams caused by this reason have different sizes, and can disappear soon.

But foams can also be caused by the protein in urine, and foams caused by this reason have small size, and they will be able to stay for a long time, which may be a indication of kidney failure. On the other hand, even patient’s foamy urine is caused by proteinuria, it may not need to be worried about, because if people have taken too much foods that contain abundant protein, his urine will also have foams. But if patient have persistent foamy urine that caused by proteinuria, that will be a dangerous sign, and that indicates patient have kidney failure at this point.

Why does patient with kidney disease have foams in urine?

For patient with kidney disease, he often has foamy urine which is caused by proteinuria.

In normal condition, little protein can be found in urine, because kidney has the function of filtration and reabsorption, wich will be able to keep protein and other nutrients in urine.

But for patient with kidney disease, his kidney structure will be damaged. And proteinuria is mainly caused by the damage in patient’s glomerular filtration membrane, which can lead to lots of protein loss, and that is the major reason of foamy urine.

These are the common aspects about foams in urine. In the end, if you have any problem in dealing with this aspect, you can contact us, and we are willing to help you.

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