Type 2 diabetes is one common disease all over the world, and it needs a long time for patients to fight against this disease. If uncontrolled effectively, patients may have foamy urine. How to manage this problem for diabetics?
Causes of foamy urine in type 2 diabetes
In addition to normal conditions, foam in urine for diabetics is due to two conditions.
1. The content of sugar or acetone bodies in urine increases: If this occurs, the urine PH value changes, so the urine surface tension becomes higher. Then, foamy urine occurs.
2. Kidney damage: If uncontrolled effectively, long-term diabetes will damage kidneys. At present, type 2 diabetes is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease. When kidney filtration membrane is damaged, protein will leak from kidneys into urine, forming proteinuria. Foamy urine is just one sign of proteinuria.
Treatments of foamy urine in type 2 diabetes
According to the causes of foamy urine, we would like to recommend the following methods for patients with type 2 diabetes.
- Control type 2 diabetes tightly: Generally, patients are suggested to follow a sugar-free diet plan. If necessary, patients should take some antidiabetic medicines to help keep their blood sugar level in the normal range.
- Manage diabetes complications actively: With the onset of Diabetic Nephropathy, high blood pressure and proteinuria also occur. To slow down the progression of this disease, some medicines that can help manage these problems are needed. For example, ACEI and ARBs can not only reduce high blood pressure but also ease proteinuria.
- Rescue kidney filtration membrane: If patients’ foamy urine is proteinuria, patients should take some therapies to repair damaged kidney cells. Then, kidneys can do their work normally, and proteinuria will disappear naturally.
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