Jamie Sue Turner of Runnells, Iowa is 8 years old and in the second grade. She’s somewhat of a girly-girl favoring the color pink, singing and dancing, and Disney TV fare such as “Hannah Montana.” Her beauty is certainly more than skin deep, yet her wide smile and large, expressive eyes no doubt added to the "total package" that won her a tiara in a children's beauty pageant at the Iowa State Fair in 2009. But little girls are made of sugar AND spice, are they not? In addition to hobbies like scrapbooking, Jamie Sue is a tough cookie who plays on a youth softball team in the summer.
The glomerular basement membrane is the part of the kidney that filters extra fluid and waste products out of the blood. On one side of the GB Membrane is the bloodstream, on the other side of the GB Membrane is urine. The fluid and waste that are filtered out of the blood cross the GB Membrane to become components in urine and are ultimately eliminated from the body in the usual way.
Signs and Symptoms of DDD
The early signs and symptoms of poor kidney function may be subtle. When the kidneys are unhealthy enough to allow protein to enter the urine, the urine that is voided is often fizzy or frothy looking. Red and white blood cells may also leak into the urine. White blood cells tend to make the urine cloudy, while red blood cells may cause a red or pinkish hue (or they may only be detected by a lab test and not visible to the naked eye.)