Urine is normally pale yellow to dark amber in color, but a variety of factors, ranging from one’s diet to drugs and diseases, can cause changes in the color and foaminess of your urine.
If your urine looks foamy, it could be because your bladder is full and the urine is hitting the toilet is fast enough to stir up the water. The most obvious cause of foamy urine is the speed of urination. Just as water foams up when it comes out of the tap quickly, urine foams if it hits the toilet quickly. This kind of foam should also clear up quickly. Sometimes, urine can also foam up when it’s concentrated. Your urine is more concentrated if you haven’t had much water to drink and you’re dehydrated. Sometimes, the problem is actually just your toilet. Some toilet cleaning chemicals can make your urine look foamy. If this is the cause, the foam should stop as soon as you flush the cleaner out of the toilet. Aside these, other conditions that could also cause foamy urine are causes to see a doctor about.
Urine can foam up briefly every once in a while. Foamy urine is more likely to be a sign of disease if it happens often or it gets worse over time.
What does foamy urine indicates?
Foamy urine indicates that you have too much of a protein, such as albumin, in your urine. The protein in your urine reacts with the air to create foam. Normally, the kidneys filter extra water and waste products out of the blood into urine. Protein and other important substances that the body needs are too big to fit through the kidneys’ filters, so they stay in your bloodstream. But when the kidneys are damaged, they don’t filter as well as they should. Damaged kidneys can allow too much protein to leak into your urine. This is called proteinuria. It’s a sign of chronic kidney disease or the late stage of kidney damage, called end-stage renal disease which makes urine foamy.
A less common cause of foamy urine is retrograde ejaculation, which is a condition that happens in men when semen backs up into the bladder instead of being released from the penis.
If your urine is foamy, look for these symptoms as well; fatigue, a loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, sleeping difficulty, changes in the amount of urine you produce, cloudy urine, darker colored urine. These symptoms could be clues that a medical condition is causing the problem. If you have any of these symptoms accompanied with foamy urine, kindly do well and see a doctor or visit the hospital for treatment.
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