The occasional presence of bubbly urine when a man urinates is normal and can be caused by numerous things. However, when bubbly urine is a chronic occurrence, it could be a sign of a potential penis health issue – or even of a health issue that extends beyond the penis. So paying attention to bubbly urine and determining its cause can be a benefit for a man.
As with most things related to health, there’s a medical term for bubbly urine – proteinuria. It doesn’t apply to all causes of bubbly urine. For example, sometimes urine may produce a foamy effect simply because of the force with which it is expelled from the body or because the water in the toilet bowl has some cleanser in it which foams up. And sometimes excess carbonation may cause it, or the presence of bilirubin. When bubbly urine is called proteinuria, that is because the bubbling is caused by too much protein in the urine.
It’s normal for urine to contain some protein. And sometimes the reason for excess protein is fairly benign. For example, sometimes too much stress can bring this about, as can dehydration, pushing too hard at the gym or even bad posture.
But often proteinuria occurs because of another condition. It may be a sign of a penis health issue, most commonly a urinary tract infection (UTI). A UTI typically occurs when bacteria that enters the urinary tract doesn’t get disposed of; some lingers in the tract, where it creates an infectious condition. With a UTI, a man may need to urinate more frequently and may experience stinging or other painful sensations while urinating. He may also feel stomach pains and may find his urine has developed a rank odor.
Most UTIs are treated with antibiotics, which kill the trouble-causing bacteria. Some other medications may also be recommended to attend to the pain a UTI can cause.
But proteinuria may also be a sign of issues that extend beyond penis health. Some of the conditions of which proteinuria may be a symptom include:
– Diabetes – a disease in which the body has too much glucose (sugar).
– High blood pressure – also called hypertension, a condition in which blood pressure exceeds acceptable limits.
– Kidney issues – several ailments affecting the kidneys, the organs which filter blood to make urine and remove waste from the body.
– Cardiac issues – problems related to the heart which impedes its ability to function correctly.
– Rheumatoid arthritis – a long-term autoimmune disorder that affects a person’s joints.
– Lupus – an autoimmune disorder in which healthy tissue is attacked by the body.
If a man is producing bubbly urine on a consistent basis, he should consult with his urologist to determine if proteinuria may be the cause. The doctor will collect urine samples to test, which will measure the protein levels.
Often proteinuria produces no issues and can be treated by increasing the amount of water a man consumes on a daily basis.
Paying attention to bubbly urine is a smart move, as is keeping an eye on penis health in general. Men that are serious about the health of their manhood should regularly use a first class penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Look for a crème with both vitamin A and B5. Vitamin A, which some refer to as retinol, helps to fight the aging process in penis skin. Equally important, its anti-bacterial properties provide a good shield against excessive and obnoxious penis odor. Vitamin B5, meanwhile, is a nutrient which keeps penis cell metabolism and tissue in better health.