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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.

How to Treat Foamy Urine in Polycystic Kidney Disease

2013-07-15 11:20

Foamy Urine and Polycystic Kidney DiseaseFoamy urine, also called proteinuria, describes some foams appearing in the surface of urine after we urinate. Some people with Polycystic Kidney Disease just complain of this symptom. How to treat foamy urine in Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Foamy urine and Polycystic Kidney Disease

If your foamy urine is transient, this phenomenon is very normal so you don’t need to be worried. However, this symptom may reveal some underlying conditions, if your foamy urine is persistent.

With Polycystic Kidney Disease, numerous cysts can develop in any part of kidneys. When the cysts in renal cortex grow too big, they will attack glomeruli and renal tubules. In this condition, foamy urine happens easily, and it is divided into three types according to the damaged kidney position.

● Glomerular proteinuria: This is the most common type of foamy urine. Because of glomerular filtration membrane is damaged by enlarged kidney cysts, quite a number of protein leaks from the kidney to form proteinuria.

● Renal tubular proteinuria: This type of foamy urine occurs when renal tubular reabsorption function is impaired.

● Mixed proteinuria: If foam in urine is due to the damage of both glomeruli and renal tubule, we call it mixed proteinuria.

How to treat foamy urine in Polycystic Kidney Disease?

To achieve this goal, reducing the protein products and repairing the damaged kidney tissues both are effective. According to this requirement, we give the following suggestions.

1. Eat high-quality protein: It is a good method to not only meet PKD patients’ protein need but also reduce protein products. In addition, for people with Polycystic Kidney Disease, soy protein is worth a try, because it can slow down the progression of their illness condition.

2. Prompt protein synthesis in liver: It is another method to reduce protein product, thus reducing the workload on kidneys.

3. Shrink kidney cyst and repair damaged kidney cells: Surgery and Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy both can deal with large kidney cyst, but the later therapy, compared with surgery, can also shrink small kidney cyst and prompt damaged kidney cells’ self-repair.


Even though foamy urine in Polycystic Kidney Disease isn’t as common as high blood pressure, but it indeed occurs. If you are suffering from this problem, you should take correct treatment according to your condition. Normally, correct medicines along with a scientific diet can help you get rid of proteinuria completely.

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