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What Does Foamy Urine Indicate Lupus

2013-09-13 14:48

What Does Foamy Urine Indicate LupusLupus is an autoimmune disorder, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own body tissues. It can affect many different body systems including your joints, skin, kidneys, brain, heart and lungs etc. Foamy urine can occur in some cases of lupus. Is it a serious condition? Does it imply other serious conditions?

Causes of foamy urine in lupus

One of serious condition which can cause foamy urine in lupus is kidney problem. Up to 60% of lupus patients will develop kidney disease with kidney inflammation. When the kidneys are inflamed, they can’t function normally and can leak protein into urine. Heavy protein in urine can give rise to foamy urine. Apart from foamy urine, the patients with lupus kidney disease may also experience swelling of the legs, ankles and feet. Weight gain, high blood pressure, and dark urine also can occur.

If the foamy urine in your case is related to kidney damage? A number of tests are needed to get the diagnosis.You can email to kidneycares@hotmail.com  to get suggested diagnosis tests.

Not all cases of foamy urine in people with lupus are due to lupus kidney disease.Foamy urine in lupus may be contributed to the following conditions and causes.

Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection can be a cause of foamy urine in lupus. It occurs when microorgnisms attacks the urinary tract infection. The patients may also experience burning sensation, fever and urgent urination.

Concentrated urine

Low amounts of fluid intake results in formation of concentrated urine, which also leads to foamy urine. Concentrated urine also means mild dehydration. If you drink more fluid and solve the dehydration, the foamy urine will be controlled.

The above are the causes of foamy urine in lupus. To treat foamy urine in lupus, the first thing is to find out the causes and then take corresponding treatment to control it.

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