Foamy Urine? You Should Pay Close Attention To This, It Could Be…
Here are some of them:
- Emotional stress.
- Certain drugs.
- Strenuous exercise
- Fever – the cause of the fever should be investigated and treated.
- Severe cold or heat exposure (environmental).
If you notice foamy urine, don’t panic immediately, since there may be some other harmless causes, but stil check it with your doctor in order to prevent more serious health conditions.
When it comes to protein in the urine, the normal dose is less than 150mg/ per day. The most common type of protein in the blood is albumin and its presence is a cause for concern since it indicates glomerular damage (damage to the filtering ‘apparatus’ of the kidney).
In order to confirm this, you should do a urine dipstick test or send a urine sample to a laboratory for urinalysis.
Some of the causes of proteinuria include :
- Chemical, heavy metal poisoning.
- Envenoming – venom from snake/insect bite or sting.
- Liver disease, damage or failure.
- Lupus (SLE) and other types of autoimmune diseases.
- Heart conditions – enlargement, inflammation or failure.
- Hypertension (high blood pressure).
- Infections, particularly those of the urinary tract (UTI), although other systemic and localized infections can lead to proteinuria (fever).
- Kidney failure.
- Renal vessel conditions like renal artery stenosis.
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Sickle cell anemia.