How The Color Of Your Urine Will Tell You What Could Be Going On In Your Body
What and how you eat and drink will show in the color of your pee. Beyond these, the various colors that may come out with your urine could indicate whether or not you have a kidney disease or a urinary tract infection. Or, if your urine is red, it could well be just a simple case of having eaten lots of beets which could have resulted to what the medical guys call Beeturia. It’s the passing of pink or red urine due to a compound known as betanin found mostly in beets.
For any health problems you might have, the color of your pee is a useful tool in determining what you could possibly be suffering from.
Here is a guide to give you an idea of what your urine color is saying about your health’s status:
1) It’s transparent. No color: This says you’re drinking a lot of water
2) Sort of Pale straw color: Give yourself a pat on the back. This means you’re healthy, normal and well hydrated.
3) Yellow, transparent and see through: Nothing to worry about. You’re normal.
4) Dark yellow. Normal, but you need to drink more water
5) Honey-colored pee or amber: Your body’s not getting enough water. Get some now.
6) Syrupy in color or looks like brown ale : You might be having some problems with your liver or it might be a case of severe dehydration. Drink lots of water. If the color persists, go see Doc!
7) Pink or reddish: Ask yourself if you’ve been eating beets or blueberries or rhubarb the last few days. If not, you could have blood in your urine which may not mean anything. Or, it could be a sign that there’s something wrong with your kidney, your prostate, or perhaps tumors. It may also mean that you’re suffering from urinary tract infection or maybe even lead and mercury poisoning. It won’t hurt for you to see the doctor.
8) Orange: It’s either you’re not drinking enough water or you could have a liver or bile duct issues. Or it could be food dye from some kind of food you’ve eaten. Just the same, set up an appointment with Doc.
9) Blue or green: While it may be nice to think you could be of royal blood, this is different. There is a rare genetic disease that makes your pee turn to blue or green, or a certain type of bacteria may have infected your urinary tract or it could be due to some medication you’re taking. The experts say it’s not enough reason to despair, but see your doctor anyway, especially if it stays on.
10) Purple colored urine: Thank Goodness! There’s no such thing.
11) If urine is foaming or fizzing: If it’s an occasional occurrence, it means nothing. But it could also indicate too much protein in your diet or it could be a kidney problem, if it’s happening too often. It’s a good idea to go see a doctor.
You can tell a lot from the colors your pee comes out with, but the medical gurus say you can tell a lot more with the good, old fashioned urinalysis.