Explore What Your Urine Color Says About Your Health

Mostly, we feel shy about talking on the topic of urine, but do you ever thought that it is very necessary and important part that should not be ignored at any cost. The consistency, odor and even the color of your urine tells all about your health and type of lifestyle that you are living. According to UC San Diego Health, our urine contains approximately 95% water and another 5% includes different complex ingredients i.e. Sodium, chloride, urea, and creatinine.  The most common color of urine is yellow and it is due to urobilin, a biochemical waste product that is created through the breakdown of old blood cells. It may also reveal the type of diseases you may not know that you really have. If you really concerned about your urine color, then have a look below. We have listed all types of urine color and their connection with your body health.

Transparent:

According to UC San Diego Health, colorless urine could indicate that your body may be over-hydrated.  But this is not a cause for a concern.

Pale:

If your urine has pale color, it means that you are well hydrated and healthy.

Yellow:

As we mentioned above that yellow is the original color of urine. If your urine color is yellow it means that you are completely normal and your abdomen is working perfectly.

Dark yellow:

Dark yellow color of urine is normal, but still it indicates towards mild dehydration.

Honey or amber:

According to UC San Diego, if the color of your urine is honey or amber, it simply means you are dehydrated. Dena Rifkin MD, a staff nephrologist at UC San Diego Health says that it is the worst thing that we can do is to examine our urine for dehydration. He added further that never recommend your patient to drink of water to hydrate based on urine color. We should all drink for thirst.

Red:

If you are having red color in your urine, then this needs to be worried. Red color in urine is due to blood and this condition is known as hematuria. In some of the cases it might be benign, but in most of the cases, the red color indicates towards infection, stones in the kidney or even tumour in the urinary tract.

Blue:

Blue urine may be due to the effect of certain medications or food dyes. It might also be due to rare metabolic disorder familial hypercalcemia. Blue diaper syndrome usually occurs when there is an incomplete intestinal breakdown of a dietary nutrient known as tryptophan. It is better to consult a doctor if you see blue in your urine.

Black or Dark Brown:

This color appears in your urine due to certain medications, large amounts of fava beans, rhubarb, and aloe. UC San Diego Health reveals that sometimes the black or dark brown color might be due to copper or phenol poisoning or melanoma, so it’s better to consult your doctor without any hesitation.