what can your urine color say about you and your health?

What your urine color could be indicating?

Human urine has been a useful tool of diagnosis since the earliest days of medicine. You can learn a lot about what’s going on inside your body by looking at what it releases externally. The color, density and smell of urine can reveal much about the state of your health. From the appearances of your urine you should come up with conclusion such as one below

Transparent

When the appearance of your urine is transparent it’s a good indicative that your body is hydrated and that you’re drinking a lot of water. You may control this by reducing the amount of water you are taking but do not limit yourself to less than 8 glass a day.  

Light yellow color

When the appearance of your urine is light yellow it’s a sign that you’re normal, healthy, and well-hydrated. It therefore recommended that you maintain this state so as to keep your kidney health.

Transparent yellow

Like light yellow color this also is an indicative that your health is normal and should be maintained at that level.

Dark yellow

This shows a sign that although your health is normal you should consider drinking some water soon to avoid dehydration.

Amber or honey

This is an indicative that your body is dehydrated and needs to hydrate. You can collect this problem by taking plenty of water e.g. 2 glasses every 2 hours.  

Light brown

This is a good sign that you might have severe dehydration, liver disease or kidney problem. You can try to collect this problem by taking plenty of water, but if you find that the color persists even if you drink water, you shoulder consider taking a urinalysis test at comfort of your home using simple urinalysis test stripes available from your online stores or from your local pharmacy store. If you detect any problem from the test or the color continues to be persistence you should see a medical professional for further investigation and treatment.

Pink or red

This can be a warning sign or an indicative sign of kidney disease, tumors, urinary tract infections, prostate problems or mercury poisoning. In a scenario like this you may consider taking a urinalysis test at home by quick dipstick method using urinalysis kit. When you detect any problem or you find that you are not satisfied by your result it’s highly recommended that you seek medical advice from qualified doctors.

Orange

This can be a sign of dehydrated, a liver or bile duct problem. Likewise you may consider taking a urinalysis test at home by quick dipstick method using urinalysis kit or consider seeing your doctor.

 Blue or green

Appearance of blue green color in your urine, most likely it’s a sign that there was food dye in something you ate or in a medication (i.e. laxatives, chemotherapy drugs, or vitamins) that you consumed or it can be a sign of rare genetic disorder. A urinalysis test by dipstick method that you wish to perform at comfort of your home it’s just a screening test and therefore you should consider consulting your doctor who can initiate treatment when you detect any abnormalities in your urine.

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