How can I treat cloudy urine

Fluffy urine is defined as one of the norm Different consistency and possibly color from the urinewhich is excreted through the urinary system. As a rule, the urine is slightly yellow and clear like water. The urochromes turn the waste product yellow. Urine also contains small amounts of urea, creatinine, salts, uric acid and hormones. Proteins are usually not excreted. Fluffy urine can be harmless or indicate protein precipitation, inflammation, and various diseases.

Causes of Fluffy Urine

The Causes of flakes in the urine can be without disease value and often do not require therapy. So you can certain foods temporarily change the composition of the urine and its appearance. If you urinate a few times, the appearance usually returns to normal. In addition, a insufficient fluid intake lead to flaky urine.

But should urine passed in heap or permanent flaky form can be this one Notice of malfunctions and be diseases. For example, can

one fluffy and cloudy urine imply.

Urine flocculation often indicates aInfection with fungi or trichomonads down.

You can also Medication change the composition of the urine, giving it a flaky, cloudy appearance.

With medication

There Medication intervene in the biochemical procedures and processes of the body, this can make itself felt in the excretion product. Medicines can do that Influence the pH of the urine and its balance of ingredients. Some drugs will excreted through the kidneysso that the urine may be altered by this.


In some cases, urine needs to be passed through aUrinary catheter be drained. The catheter is a foreign body inside the body and can favor various inflammations. When a urinary catheter is placed, they are essential strict, conscientiously executed hygiene measures required. These infections can, among other things, show up in an abnormal appearance of the urine.

Concomitant symptoms

Depending on the cause, you can accompanying various complaints.

A causal lack of fluids can go along with Fatigue, headache, concentration and attention disorders. If a causal Cystitis is responsible for the flaky and cloudy urine, certain typical side effects usually occur. With an uncomplicated cystitis, those affected suffer from oneBurning sensation when urinating. Often it is Increased urge to urinatebut only a few drops of water can be left. The technical term for this is pollakiuria. Moreover, you can Pelvic pain be evoked.

At a complicated cystitis is typical that in addition to the problems and pains of urination Fever and a pounding pain when tapping the kidney bed can be provoked. You can also Fatigue and a general feeling of illness appear accompanying. Men are less likely to get cystitis. If this occurs, it is only in the complicated form. They are then often in the context of one Prostate disease. Symptoms can be similar to those seen in women. In addition, you can Pain during bowel movements and pain in the perineal area occur. It can also be used as part of a cystitis painful ejaculation be implied. But this happens relatively rarely. If the change in urine is due to an underlying disease, the side effects and symptoms typical of the disease usually occur.

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Cloudy urine

The urine can especially with a Cystitis cloudy be. Next to it is the Often pungent odor. In addition, the urine can appear cloudy during pregnancy. Cloudy urine indicates that the Urine one or more substances in large quantities contains. The skill Protein, leukocytes, bacteria, pus and mucus particles or blood cells be. If there is protein in the urine, it indicates that the kidneys are not filtering enough of it. If there are too many leukocytes, blood cells, bacteria, mucus and pus, this is a sign of a inflammation.

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If Pain should occur these well observed become. Acute pain has a protective function and informs the body that something is wrong and that it requires attention and caution. They correlate with the trigger. This means that if, for example, inflammatory processes are on the decline, the pain is usually also on the decline. in the In the context of disorders or diseases of the urinary tract system can different qualities and strengths of pain occur. Pain is always very individual.

Often times, those affected suffer, in particular when urinating, under a burning pain. But you can also Pain in the lower abdomen, perineal area and when defecating occur. In addition, a Itching in the genital area arise. Pain and itching rarely occur at the same time. When inflammatory processes have progressed, the Inflammation spreading to the kidney and kidney paincause. You can alsoKidney disease, kidney disease,Kidney stones and a Kidney weakness Cause kidney pain. These should definitely be clarified by a doctor.

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The treatment is directed after the cause.

At Dehydration have to Liquid and electrolytes substituted become. The reason for the lack of fluids should also be found out. For example, dehydration in the elderly can be caused by an insufficient feeling of thirst and / or cognitive impairment. Depending on the cause, this should also be discussed and treated if necessary.

At existing underlying diseases need to match them with drug and non-drug measures be treated. If a bladder infection is responsible for the symptoms, its treatment depends on various factors. There are Home remedies, homeopathic remedies, and antibiotics to select. Depending on the type and degree of cystitis, certain measures are indicated. The basis of all treatment options for a cystitis is to ensure the highest possible fluid intake so that the bacteria are flushed out through the urine. Another basic thing you should do with a cystitis is to keep your abdomen warm.

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The first step in the investigation is to interview the person concerned. If this person cannot provide any information for various reasons, the relatives will be interviewed. The technical terms for this are personal and third-party anamnesis. Usually the Midstream urine examined microscopically in the laboratory. If certain diseases are suspected, appropriate investigations are initiated.

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The duration depends on the cause. When the cause is on certain foods based, normalizes most of time to 1-2 days the appearance of the urine. In the event of a causal fluid loss, the composition of the urine regenerates as soon as fluid has been adequately replenished. A uncomplicated cystitis lasts an average of a week. A Complicated cystitis can last 2-3 weeks. If this is treated adequately, the flaky and cloudy appearance of the urine usually disappears after a few days. The abnormal appearance of the urine may last longer if there is an underlying chronic disease or adverse circumstance.

Fluffy urine during pregnancy

Also in the Pregnancy can cause flaky and cloudy urine to be watched. Through the Hormonal changes can the Change the composition of the urine. A strong yellow color and a slightly sweet odor can affect the pregnancy hormoneHuman chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) indicate. Cloudy urine can result from one changed diet during pregnancy be. Especially when eating more and reinforced dairy producte are ingested, the composition of the urine can change.

Besides, that is Risk of developing cystitis higher in pregnant women. According to statistics, about 15% of pregnant women develop cystitis. One suspects a connection with the hormonal change. In particular, if there is a disposition to develop a cystitis, there is an increased risk that the women affected will also suffer from cystitis during pregnancy. This inflammation can, among other things, result in cloudy, flaky urine. It is important that during pregnancy Contact a doctor for the first signs of a bladder infection becomes. Since pregnant women cannot take all medications, it is difficult and dangerous to treat advanced cystitis. In addition, cystitis can die in pregnancy Increase the risk of miscarriage or premature birth.

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Fluffy urine in the child

Also at Children and toddlers The composition of the urine can temporarily change for harmless reasons. As in adults, this can happen due to certain foods or insufficient hydration. But cloudy, flaky urine can also be evidence of it Deficiencies, disorders or illnesses give. If an abnormal urine appearance occurs frequently, persists or Side effects should be available in a timely manner Consulted pediatrician become.

If in addition to the changed appearance of the urine, the urge to urinate and a burning pain when urinating should occur yet consulted a pediatrician on the same day become. These are signs of a possible malfunction or Inflammation of the urinary systemwhich, if left untreated, can lead to irreversible damage. Children and toddlers cannot always express their complaints directly. Small children in particular cannot express their pain and discomfort in language; instead, they express it through their behavior. That is, they more screaming and whining, some toddlers and children withdraw, others become more aggressive. In addition they often refuse to drinkwhen urination is painful. Furthermore, children and toddlers can fever faster and stronger if you have a urinary tract infection. In addition, toddlers and children may experience atypical complaints. Consequently can occurring abdominal pain and nausea be misinterpreted.

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