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Nephrotic Syndrome: Why Frothy Urine in Concurrence with Hypoalbuminemia

Nephrotic Syndrome: Why Frothy Urine in Concurrence with HypoalbuminemiaIn Nephrotic Syndrome, appearance of frothy urine is always accompanied with hypoalbuminemia which refers to a condition that protein level in blood is abnormally low. Why is this? Read on to find the answer.

Frothy urine is a common and leading symptom among Nephrotic Syndrome patients. In normal cases, frothy urine may appear when urine strike toilet quickly and they disappear in a short time. However, for Nephrotic Syndrome patients, froths in their urine are small and what is more, these froths exist for a very long time. Actually, the appearance of frothy urine in Nephrotic Syndrome is due to proteinuria which refers to the presence of excess protein in urine.

Kidney is a very important organ with function of filtering blood, preserving nutrition in the body and producing urine. In Nephrotic Syndrome, due to damages on glomerular filtration membrane which is in charge of filtering blood and preserving nutrition, protein leak out and get into urine finally. In the very beginning, kidney damages are very mild, so only a small amount of protein are lost from urine. However, when kidneys are injured severely, large amounts of protein will get into urine. Under such a condition, frothy urine is formed.

Massive proteins in urine is the leading one clinical manifestation of Nephrotic Syndrome and these proteins are all from blood. Therefore, frothy urine is always concurrence with hypoalbuminemia. The severity of frothy urine is proportional to hypoalbuminemia, which means the more froths in urine, the lesser protein in blood.

Hypoalbuminemia is detrimental to our health and especially for patients with Nephrotic Syndrome. For an instance, some proteins in our blood is in charge of fighting against bacterium and viruses. Long-term hypoalbuminemia will impair immune system, and thus make patients susceptible to infection, cold and other illnesses. This will trigger the relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome and accelerate illness progress. Therefore, for an individual with Nephrotic Syndrome, he must know how to improve kidney function, so as to reduce froths in urine. As long as protein in urine is reduced, hypoalbuminemia is alleviated successfully.

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