What your urine says about your health status

What your urine says about your health status

Urine comes in a wide range of colours and the colour of your urine says a lot about your health status and what is essentially going on inside your b

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Urine comes in a wide range of colours and the colour of your urine says a lot about your health status and what is essentially going on inside your body, and this article is to help you heed some warning. Urine usually ranges from a deep amber or honey colour to a light straw colour and with many shades in between.

If it no colour, it suggests you are drinking too much water and should consider cutting back. If it is a pale straw colour, your water consumption is at a healthy level and you are well-hydrated. The same applies if your urine is transparent yellow.

However, if it is dark yellow, this suggests you should drink some water soon. As you become more dehydrated, your urine will turn an amber or honey colour. This suggests you are not getting enough water and that you should drink some immediately. Your urine should be straw coloured or pale yellow, if it is darker, it suggests you are dehydrated. If it is red, it means it contains blood

The colour of your pee can also be influenced by factors other than hydration. If  it is the colour of brown ale, this could be a sign of severe dehydration, but it could also be a sign of liver disease.

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Most people would, rightly, be concerned if their pee turned red. This can be caused by kidney disease, tumours, prostate problems or a urinary tract infection. It could even be a sign of mercury poisoning.

Having orange urine can also be suggestive of a problem. It could be a sign that you are eating too much protein. It could also be a symptom of kidney problems or a symptom of a liver or bile duct condition.

In very rare cases, urine can turn blue or green. This can be caused by food dye or medication, but it could also be indicative of a rare genetic disease or of bacteria in the urinary tract.

Whatever colour you urine turns, as long as it is not straw coloured or pale yellow, you should see your doctor.

Stay healthy! Know your pee colour #ivoryng

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