Bubbles in your Urine ... Proteinuria

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By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-02-24 08:00:39 -0600
Started 2010-02-24 08:00:39 -0600

Have you ever noticed after urinating that there are bubbles in your urine ?

Here is the reason why : Proteinuria

Proteinuria is the medical term for the condition characterized by the presence of too much protein in urine. This condition is also known by the name of albuminuria. Proteins or amino acids are the building blocks of our body and take part in many vital biochemical processes besides protecting the body from harmful substances and microorganisms. A small amount of protein in the urine is not an alarming condition but a prolonged case of excess protein in urine can indicate kidney disorders.

Diabetics take note of this ! ( * )

Causes of Too Much Protein in Urine:

Proteinuria is often regarded as a sign that the glomeruli of the kidneys are affected by some disease or infection. Sometimes, diseases affecting the entire kidney can also cause too much protein in the urine. Therefore, proteinuria can be a symptom of some major problems, like, chronic kidney diseases or kidney failure. Apart from kidney diseases, infection of the urinary tract too can cause this condition. Diseases, like, diabetes and hypertension are also related with too much protein in urine, as both can damage the filtering capacity of the kidneys. Some other serious diseases that can cause excess protein in urine are heart diseases and rheumatoid arthritis.

Sweet smelling urine :

Catching a whiff of something sugary sweet after you pee might actually be a clue to something very serious going on in your body. “A sugary smell might indicate the presence of blood sugar that’s being excreted in the urine,” says Farber. And a high concentration of blood sugar in the urine is one sign of diabetes. The kidney acts as a filter for all sorts of waste that flows through the body. But if your filter is damaged, things can leak out of it and end up being excreted in the urine. In the case of diabetes, excess blood sugar sneaks out through a leaky filter and shows up in the urine. If you are pregnant, changes in the kidney filtration system can result in the presence of sugar in the urine. Whether pregnant or not, if a doctor finds sugar in your urine, he or she should order further tests to determine if diabetes is a concern.

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http://www.buzzle.com/articles/too-much-prote...

http://health.msn.com/health-topics/articlepa...

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/urine-color/...


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