Feels like a disgusting topic, isn’t it? Don’t want to talk about it in a decent manner? You are wrong here. Urine is a fundamental part of the mechanism of a human body. Also known as excretion, it passes off all the waste from our body. The color, odor, consistency of urine speaks a lot of our exact state of health.
Science states that urine comprises 95% water and 5% sodium, chloride, urea, and creatinine. The commonest and perfect color of urine is yellow which according to the UC San Diego Health happens due to the presence of urobilin, a biochemical waste product, procreated from the breaking of old blood cells in a human body.
Let me give you a guideline of the different urine colors and what they indicate about your well being and health.
1. Transparent/ See through
Colorless urine results from over-hydration of the body say UC San Diego Health. This may not be any grave concern but they warn us that excess hydration dissolves essential salts and can lead to chemical upheaval/problems in blood.
2. A slightly pale color
If you have urine of this color, you’ve nothing at all to worry about. You are well hydrated, normal and all the operations inside your body balanced and healthy
3. Yellow color
This too connotes that your health is perfect, your water intake level and magnitude is perfect and you are leading a balanced life.
4. Darkest yellow
This suggests that you are fit and physically blooming, but you have reduced your water intake capacity. This means your daily intake of water is low and you are dehydrated.
5. Honey colored or amber colored
Again it is a clear indicator that you are suffering from dehydration and the water level in your body has considerably lowered. Your urine color easily tells you how much dehydrated you are. But experts say that it isn’t enough. Some of them advise their patients never to decide on how much water to drink based on their urine color.
6. Red color
This is a big warning for you to check for infections. This incidence is hematuria (blood in the urine). Don’t simply brush it off. This is a clear indication that you are having some infection, urinary tract infection, kidney stones or maybe even tumor in your urinary tract. Consult a doctor immediately before the problem accentuates.
7. Blue color
This may sound unique and uncommon but this happens. Certain food dyes, food colors, medicines can lead to urinating blue liquid. It is also called “rare metabolic disorder familial hypercalcemia” (blue diaper syndrome). It results from the breakdown of tryptophan, a diet nutrition.
8. Blackish or darkest brown color
This happens due to high intake of aloe, fava beans, rhubarb and some medicines. Some experts remind us that we may have “copper or phenol poisoning or melanoma” that leads to this colored urine. Consulting a physician immediately in such cases is good.