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Does your pee look like beer? Here are 5 reasons why your urine is so foamy

Well, if your foamy urine is resembling beer these days, don’t feel icky about it. Rather read this and know what to do next.
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Your pee should not look like ale! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Nikita Bhardwaj Updated: 13 Oct 2023, 16:56 pm IST
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Your urine can tell the state of your health. This is exactly why it is important for you to keep an eye on it to ensure all is well. Apart from its colour, if you notice that your pee is foamy like beer, then it’s a cause of concern. 

Ideally, your urine should be light yellow in colour, minus the froth. If you are on certain types of medication, then the colour of urine might become darker and you might also notice bubbles in it. But as soon as you stop taking the medicines, this problem should vanish.  

However, if that isn’t the case with you and at times it feels like you are legit pissing beer, then here are five reasons why your urine is frothy:

1. Your kidney might not be functioning properly
Yes people, you can very well blame your kidney for a beer-like pee. Kidney filters our blood and the waste is converted into urine. In case this filtration process is not happening properly, then your urine can be foamy. According to a study conducted by the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, too much foam in your pee can also be an indication of kidney disease.

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Take care of your kidneys. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

2. You might be eating too much protein
Eating too much protein makes it difficult for your kidney to clean your blood, especially when you have a pre-existing kidney problem. Due to a weak kidney, your body starts expelling protein in the urine. This situation when you have too much protein in your pee is called proteinuria. Mainly this problem is seen in pregnant women, people with arthritis, and heart disease.

3. You might have diabetes
According to a study published in the Chonnam Medical Journal, the problem of proteinuria becomes severe in diabetics due to the fluctuating insulin levels as it affects the blood flow in the kidney. Plus, the study also found that people who are dealing with diabetes also have poor renal functions which lead to foamy urine.

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Diabetes can make your peeing worries worse! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

4. Your thyroid is acting funny
Kidneys and thyroid affect each other. If you have thyroid dysfunction then renal physiology is affected, and if there is any kidney disease then it affects the thyroid gland according to a study published in the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Basically, thyroid hormones influence protein synthesis and cell growth in our body. In case, there is a malfunction then it directly affects kidney functioning and in severe cases can lead to kidney failure as well.

5. You are dehydrated
When you drink less water, your brain gets the signal to preserve water in your body and kidneys are instructed to excrete less volume of water from the blood making your pee foamy. So, if you see that your pee is looking a little unusual, the first thing you should do is hydrate yourself. This will keep your kidneys healthy too.

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Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content. ...Read More

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