Check Out What Your Urine Colour Says About Your Health And What You Should Do

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Online medical personnel who goes by the Twitter username @firstdoctorr who is dedicated to teaching and educating people concerning their health, Has come up with another wonderful tweet which I think will be good to share with you people. Take time and go through these tweets as it will be helpful for you.

His tweets go like this;

“What your urine colour says about your health and what you should do

1. Clear

2. Light yellow

3. Dark yellow

4. Light pink/bright red 

5. Dark brown

6. Green/blue

7. Orange

8. Purple

9. Cloudy or murky

Urine colour often depends on 5 things:

• what you eat

• the medications you’re taking

• how much water your drink

• disease conditions, &

• exercise

You should be concerned if the colour of your pee is significantly abnormal.

Clear urine (clear as sweat)

It means you might have:

• Taken excess fluids (over-hydration).

So you need to drink a little less. Although hydration is good, drinking excess water when you are already well-hydrated can make you lose electrolytes from your body.

Light yellow/amber urine

It means you might have:

• Drunk enough water and your body is well-hydrated

This is the normal colour of the pee of most healthy individuals. Continue drinking water at the current amount. No need to increase or decrease.

Dark yellow urine

It means you might have:

• Taken excess B vitamins 

• Been dehydrated e.g. when more than 8 hours have passed since your last drink of water

Drink some water, consider limiting dehydrating foods and drinks, and check the medications you’re talking.

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Light pink/bright red urine 

It means you might have:

• Eaten reddish foods e.g blueberries

• Taken pills e.g Rifampicin

• Blood in your pee (haematuria) due to

– prostate problems

– kidney stones

– cancer of the bladder or kidney, etc

See your doctor for possible evaluation

Dark brown or cola-coloured urine

It means you might have:

• Severe dehydration 

• Done excess exercise

• Taken some drugs like phenytoin, Flagyl, chloroquine, etc

• Eaten fava beans, aloe, or rhubarb

• Some liver or kidney problems

Drink lots of water and see your doctor

Green/blue urine

It means you might have:

• Taken dyes

• Taken drugs like phenols

• Blue diaper syndrome (familial benign hypercalcemia) a disorder in which the children have blue urine. 

• Infection with the germ Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

See a doctor for possible checks.

Orange urine

It means you might have:

• Been dehydrated

• Taken multivitamins

• Eaten yellowish foods e.g. carrots

• Urinary infection (UTI)

• If you have light-colored stool too, it may indicate a problem with your liver or bile.

Drink water and see your doctor for checks

Purple urine: might be due to a medical condition called Porphyria. 

Cloudy or murky urine: might be due to urinary tract infections.

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In both cases, see your doctor for a proper medical check-up.”

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