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Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a group of disorders that result from the formation and progressive enlargement of cysts in the kidneys without dysplasia, usually leading to renal failure.

Is Foamy Urine An Indicator of PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)

2013-03-24 15:10

Almost all the PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) patients have foamy urine, so many people have the misconception that foamy urine is an indicator for PKD.

What is foamy urine?

In clinic, foamy urine is called proteinuria which refers to the presence of an excess of serum proteins in the urine. It is an abnormal medical condition, as in normal cases, no protein can be detected out in urine.

PKD can cause foamy urine

PKD patients will suffer from foamy urine when their kidney function is impaired seriously. In our kidneys, there are glomerular filtration membrane which can help us prevent protein from being leaked out. PKD is an inherited disease marked by countless fluid-filled cysts in kidneys. These cysts enlarge with the increase of cystic fluids ane when they enlarge to a certain size, they will oppress surrounding glomerular filtration membrane and make them unable in preserving protein. protein leak into urine and thus form foamy urine.

Is foamy urine an indicator of PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)?

PKD is a genetic kidney problem and can cause foamy urine, but this does not mean everyone with foams in urine has PKD. Aside from polycystic kidney problems, many other illness conditions like urinary tract infection, kidney infection, Diabetic Nephropathy, Hypertensive Nephropathy and Nephritis also can cause foamy urine. Therefore, for an individual with foamy urine, having a further examination is necessary for founding out the root cause of foamy urine.

How to deal with foamy urine in PKD?

Foamy urine is one of the dominant symptoms of PKD and the severity of it is proportional to the severity of illness condition. Besides, foamy urine worsen kidney condition and accelerate PKD. Therefore, it is of great importance for PKD patients to take proper measures to deal with foamy urine.

Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy is new but effective treatment with function of extending blood vessels, fight against inflammation, fight against coagulation and degrading extracellular matrix. For PKD patients, with the help of Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy, their cysts in kidney can be shrunk and kidney function can be improved effectively. As long as kidney function is increased, protein leaked from glomerular filtration membrane reduces and foamy urine is alleviated.

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