10 Urine Colors You Should Know


Let's refresh our minds, shall we? Urine consists mostly of water, about 95 percent, but is a complex drink mixed with many ingredients including, urea, chloride, sodium, potassium, creatinine, and other dissolved ions, plus various inorganic and organic compounds.

     We all know that the most common color of our urine is yellow, and this is caused by the presence of a biochemical waste product that results from the breakdown of old red blood cells in our body, and it is called urobilin.

PS. Our body produces 2 million new red blood cells every day, and also recycles the same number of red blood cells.

The smell of urine, its consistency and even its color can tell you about the lifestyle you have, your well-being, and also range from what you have eaten and drank recently, and of course, it can also tell you about any diseases you may have. have already and do not know. There are a total of 10 colors that can tell you if there is a problem with your body, or if you have a disease that you are not aware of.

1. Transparent

      Having colorless or transparent urine indicates that you are over-hydrating, it is not as dangerous as dehydration, but excess hydration can dilute important salts, such as electrolytes, and that will create a chemical imbalance in the blood.

2. Pale Straw Color

      This means you have a normal, healthy and well-hydrated body.

3. Transparent Yellow

      That means you have normal urine, and that's a good sign, so stick with it.

4. Dark Yellow

      This means it is normal, but it also indicates that you are slightly dehydrated, so drink more water to keep yourself hydrated.

5. Amber or Honey Color

      This means you may be dehydrated, so make sure to drink 8-9 glasses of water every day to stay hydrated. Some even suggest drinking Gatorade to replenish your body.

6. Orange Light

      This means you may be dehydrated, but it may also be due to liver or bile duct problems in your body, or food coloring consumed or also the excretion of excess B vitamins in your bloodstream. It is recommended to take a sample of your urine and talk to your doctor about it.

7. Orange

      This means that you are taking medication, such as rifampicin or phenazopyridine, and it may cause an orange color in your urine, if you are not taking any medication, but have this color, please consult your doctor about it. .

8. Dark Orange or Brown

      This means you have possible symptoms of jaundice, rhabdomyolysis or Gilbert's Syndrome. It can also be caused by severe dehydration, we recommend that you seek medical help when you notice that your urine is this color.

9. Pink

      If you pee and notice pink urine, you may have been chewing on some beets, blueberries, or even rhubarb. If in case you eat them, then there is no reason for you to go to the doctor, but if in case you do not eat any of the foods we stated, then this may be an indicator for a bigger problem.

10. Red

      This may worry you a little, because having blood in the urine is called hematuria, and it can be benign, idiopathic, or even a sign of kidney stones, infection, or even a tumor in the urinary tract. I can also be a sign for problems in the prostate area, or possible lead or mercury poisoning. Having red urine is a red flag so consult a doctor about this immediately.

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