Most people do not want to talk about the color of urine or stool, but the fact is that they have much to show about the state of your health. Today we will talk a little bit about the color of urine and its relation to our health…
The normal color of urine should be pale yellow, but depending on the condition of the body, the color could vary dramatically. Some variations are normal, but some are alarming, so here are the frequent changes in urine color…
Dark yellow – if light yellow urine is normal, dark yellow color indicates dehydration of the body. The concentration of urine is increased, because the color becomes darker. Consuming more liquids is necessary when you notice dark yellow urine.
Red – Red urine may indicate the presence of blood in urine or excretion of some elements in red. We emphasize that red color in urine is always a reason to visit the doctor. If you notice such a color, seek immediate laboratory examination of urine. Blood in the urine may originate from the kidney, the powerful bladder, ureters, or prostate, and in case of hematuria, you need to make an examination of these organs.
Dark red to black (the color of coca cola)
This color of urine occurs due to many conditions but usually occurs as a result of malfunction of the liver, severe liver disease, hepatitis, cancer, melanoma, cirrhosis and so on.
The orange color is known to occur frequently after taking some medication, but can often falsely scare you if you had previously consumed carrot or citrus fruits.
However, whatever the color of your urine, if it’s different from normal, you should seek medical advice that will guide further into laboratory analysis. Even if the color of your urine is normal, regular laboratory controls at least once a year are necessary if you want to save your health.