Have you ever wondered why your urine‘s color changes? How about your pee’s odor, have you noticed it lately? Perhaps you have but never really paid much attention. But I must insist that you do. The properties of your pee can say a lot about your health. In particular, the color and odor of your urine can say a lot about your health.
According to Dr. Tomas Griebling, studying urine or technically urinalysis is one of the oldest ways of studying the health of a person. Moreover, he said that many substances in our body end up in one’s urine. So it is just logical to study what comes out of your body to learn more of what is going on inside. The kidneys are the body’s filtering system. They get rid of the toxins in the body by filtering out the bad and expelling it out of our bodies.
Color changes in your urine
Ask anyone what the color of urine is supposed to be and you’ll probably get yellow. And that is correct. The yellow pigment in urine is called urochrome. The more there is in the urine the darker the hue. Generally speaking the darker the urine, the more pigments there are. This is due to lower amounts of water in the urine. On the other hand when your pee is pale, it signifies that there is more water. Apart from the usual yellow hues, your urine can change from all sorts of colors. This is primarily due to the medications that you take. Red color can indicate the presence of blood.
In a day, the color changes in the urine can happen. This is influenced by the amount of water you take, the medicines you drink and even the frequency of your bladder breaks. But as a rule of thumb, it is always best to hydrate so that you get rid of the toxins in your body. A dark shade of yellow can indicate that you need to hydrate.
Odor changes in your urine
Apart from the color changes, your urine’s odor may also change. Typically, one’s pee does not have a strong smell. However if it does it can mean several things. If there is a strong pungent odor, it can indicate infections. If it seems sweet, it can indicate a high concentration of sugar in the urine. Diabetics can attest to this. Medicines can also alter the smell of your pee. Lastly, the food that you eat can affect how your pee smells. I know this may sound weird, but go ahead smell your pee.
For centuries now doctors have studied the human pee. In fact, a urinalysis is a test that is often done to ascertain the health of people. But you can also do a quick assessment of your health by looking at your pee every now and then. Suffice to say, if you see any unusual color change or odor change, you may want to consult a doctor. Likewise, keeping yourself hydrated can help you improve your health by helping get rid of toxins from your body.
With a little more peeing, you can discover your own health. More importantly, you can make the necessary changes in your lifestyle so that you can continue enjoying health and wellness. So the next time you go for a bladder break, stop and check it out for a moment before you flush.
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