Urine is a very important body secretion in diagnosing kidney health. So observation is necessary even when it is in a healthy state. Let’s find out which disease to suspect depending on the state of the urine.
Foamy urine, proteinuria should be suspected
Kidney disease should be suspected when the urine is unusually frothy. Foamy urine is a strong sign of kidney disease. Foamy urine can occur for reasons other than proteinuria. But most often, foamy urine occurs when there is a lot of protein in the urine.
If you have foamy urine, you must first check for proteinuria through a urine test at a nearby hospital. If there is proteinuria, the cause of the proteinuria should be found and appropriate treatment should be obtained.
Red urine, a sign of urinary tract disease
Urine color can change for a number of reasons, including medications, foods containing pigments, muscle cell damage, jaundice, and blood disorders. However, when the color of the urine is red, it is best to suspect a urinary tract infection and seek medical attention immediately.
Many of the causes of red urine are likely due to urinary tract diseases. One of the main symptoms of urinary tract infections such as cystitis, urolithiasis, tumors, and glomerulonephritis is red urine. Urinary tract diseases are often accompanied by severe pain. So it is recommended to seek professional medical attention as soon as possible if you have had red urine.
Bad-smelling urine, suspected urinary tract infection
Urine has a slight odor even if it is normal, but occasionally has a very bad odor. In this case, a urinary tract infection should be suspected.
If not treated in a timely manner, urinary tract infection can damage the kidneys and even lead to sepsis. In addition to the smell of urine, urinary tract infections are often accompanied by a feeling of residual urination, pain during urination, frequent urination, fever, and pain in the lower back and flanks.
(Get the next post. It's Free!)