If the patients have the swelling occasionally, it is may be caused by excess water intake or overwork etc. However, if it exists for too long and reoccurs frequently, the patients should pay more attention to it because it is may be related to kidney injury.
When foamy urine, swelling feet&legs occur, it may imply the kidney has been involved.
When the nephrons fail to work adequately, the proteins will pass through the filteration membrane in kidney and end up in urine. In early stage of Diabetes Kidney Disease, the patients only present with a small amount of protein in urine called microalbumin without causing other complaints. When the protein loss in urine evaluate into heavy protein, there will be foams in urine, called foamy urine. It often appears along with swelling in legs and feet.
So, how to relieve it?
1. The patients with type 1 Diabetes should limit water intake properly.
2. The doctors will recommend some diuretic to relive it.
3. The patients should go for tests to find out if it is caused by kidney injury. If so, they should take proper treatment as soon as possible. If the patients with type 1 Diabetes have proteins in urine, the disease usually at least has developed into stage 3 of Diabetic Nephropathy.