Human urine is one of the most useful tools to determine if you have any health problems. The smell, color, density, and frequency of your urine can reveal much about the state of your health.
However, your quantity and quality of your urine can change based on your health and lifestyle. Here are some way to determine what your pee is telling you.
Odor of Your Pee
- Sweet Smell: It may be a sign of diabetes or liver disease.
- Musty Smell: Certain metabolic disorders may cause musty-smelling urine as well.
- Foul Smell: Foul smell is a sign of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI).
It is important to know that consuming certain beverages such as coffee and asparagus can give urine a stronger smell which is completely normal.
- Transparent/No Color: You’re drinking a lot of water. Cut back on your water intake.
- Pale Straw Color: You’re healthy and well-hydrated.
- Transparent Yellow: You’re normal.
- Dark Yellow: It is normal but you need to drink some water.
- Amber: Your body isn’t getting enough water.
- Brown Ale: It may be a sign of liver disease or severe dehydration.
- Pink to Reddish: This may indicate that you have consumed beets, blueberries, or rhubarb. If not, it may be a sign that you have blood in your urine, signifying several possible underlying diseases.
- Orange: You may not be drinking enough water, but it may also be a sign of liver or bile duct condition.
- Blue or Green: There is a rare genetic disease that can turn your urine blue or green. But it’s probably a food dye in something you ate.
- Foaming or Fizzing: It may indicate excess protein or a kidney problem.
The frequency of your pee is depending on your fluid intake, but the normal times you should go to the bathroom is six to eight times per day. The feeling of constantly having to go even without drinking too much fluid may indicate several possible causes such as:
- Overactive bladder
- Kidney stones
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
- Neurological Diseases
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