Ever since I went paleo five months ago my urine has been foamy. Any idea what it could be? I eat VLC and very high fat. I consume no fruit, nuts, dairy, or starchy vegetables. Could it be a problem with my kidneys?
Protein won't damage healthy kidneys. But, if your kidneys are already a mess for whatever reason, excessive protein will be dangerous. This is due to it building up... NOT being excreted.
So basically, if you're eating a high protein diet, when your urine's NOT foamy is when you need to worry.
I just found this while searching on google. Is it legit, or CW thinking?
Proteinuria or presence of significant amounts of protein in the urine is one of the most common foamy urine causes. A small amount of protein is naturally excreted in our urine. However, when this small amount turns to large amounts, the condition is called proteinuria. The responsibility to regulate protein levels in the urine lies with the glomeruli of the kidneys. Times when the glomeruli get infected or damaged and are unable to prevent protein from leaving the body in the urine, proteinuria occurs. When the protein from the urine hits the toilet bowl after urination, foamy urine is produced. Find out more about proteinuria on high protein in urine and protein in urine causes.
I have been researching foamy urine for over a month. The foamy urine could be caused by anything as a urinary track infection or a chronic kidney disorder. I am a diabetic, so this is a huge concern for me. After my anxiety totally drained me, i decided to make an appointment with a kidney specialist called 'nephrologist' to ease my mind. The bottome line is that you need blood work to see what your GFR, Bun / creatine functions are. Get a copy of the results and compare it to the 'normal range'. Not eating dairy products and fish and drinking 8-10 glasses of water has significantly helped in flushing my kidney / urinary system...Go to a specialist.
Theresa.....go to the doctor, get a blood test especially for kidney functions..the back pain could be from kidneys or muscle spasms....dont fool around with this issure....go into action and see what the medical field has to say before you drive yourself nuts.
I had foamy white urine when I had the Swine Flu a couple years ago. I was REALLY sick for about a month and would bet my labs, including kidneys, were messed up. Have you been sick or had an infection that you know of?
I agree with Rae: don't mess around with this. Best get to a doctor for labs right away. Whether it's something or nothing, you should find out.
In general, this has little to do with the amount of protein consumed as much as how functional kidneys are. Protein doesn't damage kidneys, but if you are type 2 diabetic, kidneys will be used to eliminate sugar (hence frequent thirst/urination), but this process will damage kidneys and they won't be able to deal with protein filtering as well.
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