Urination and Kidney Disease | Does Bubbles in Urine Mean Kidney Disease?
This video is about urination and kidney disease. From The National Institute of Health, does foamy urine or bubbles in your urine mean you have kidney disease? Out of a hundred people that have it, two thirds have no kidney disease and one third will have kidney disease, and the bubbles in your urine or foamy urine can be related to proteinuria.
That is how much protein you’re having come out in your urine, which is a sign of kidney disease. To know that you have to be checked out by a medical doctor, be diagnosed, so do not self-diagnose. Most likely bubbles in your urine, foamy urine, does not mean you have kidney disease.
However, you should see a doctor if you have persistently foamy urine that becomes more noticeable over time. This can be a tell tale sign of protein in your urine also known as proteinuria, which requires further evaluation. Increased amounts of protein in urine could mean you have a serious kidney problem. If your urine seems unusually foamy most of the time, your doctor may recommend a urine test to check for elevated levels of protein. If the test is positive, you may need further tests to determine the cause of the problem.
The reason foamy urine is linked to the kidneys is because the kidneys main function is to filter blood and produce urine, which is then eliminated from the body. Any disease or problem that affects kidney function, such as a kidney infection, kidney failure, high blood pressure or kidney stones, can cause foamy urine.
If you find out that your bubbly or foamy urine is in fact due to proteinuria, there are things you can do. The most important thing you can do is limit the amount of protein you consume, and go on a low protein, or very low protein diet. This will put less stress on your kidneys and we recommend this diet for people with kidney issues.