Health is wealth! And you don’t have to be a doctor to know basic health details especially when it comes your body.
Most of us don’t give much thought to our pee before we flush it down.
But the basic details of your urine color, smell, and how often you go can give you a hint about what is going on inside your body.
A bunch of things in your body, like medications, foods, and illnesses, can affect how your urine turns out.
It may have a variety of colours, it usually ranges from deep amber or honey colour to light straw colour with golden variations in between.
Here is a list of the urine colours and what they mean as compiled by TUKO.co.ke
- Transparent or no colour.
You have been drinking a lot of water and might need to cut down on it.
- Pale yellow.
You are normal, healthy and well hydrated.
- Transparent Yellow.
You are normal
You are normal but might need to drink some water soon.
- Brownish yellow
Sign of dehydration or a possible sign of liver disease.
- Pinkish red
If you haven’t eaten foods like carrots, blackberries or beetroots then this could be a possible sign of Kidney disease or, Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) or a tumor.
- Blue or Green
These are probably due to dyes in your food or meds you’ve taken. Possible sign of rare genetic disease if the color doesn’t go away after a short time.
No matter what color it is, you should check in with your doctor if it consistently looks foamy and frothy. It may be a sign you have protein in your urine, which may mean you have a kidney disease.