You probably never thought about it, however the color of your urine can point out whether you have some health problems.
What does it mean when it is clear and without a color? What should I do if it is of yellow color? Or pink? Or green?
There’s a lot you can find out about your health on the basis of urine color.
No color or clear – You are drinking a lot of water. You may want to reduce.
Pale straw color – You’re normal, healthy and well hydrated.
Clear yellow – You’re normal.
Dark yellow – Normal, but you need to drink more water in a future.
Amber or honey – Your body isn’t getting enough water. Drink some water now.
Syrup or brown ale – You may have liver disease. Or severe dehydratation. Drink water and see your doctor if it persist.
Pink to reddish – Have you eaten beets, blueberries or rhubarb lately? If not, you may have blood in your urine. It could be nothing. Or it could be a sign of kidney disease, tumors, urinary tract infections, prostate problems or something else. Maybe even lead or mercury poisoning. Contact your doctor.
Orange – You is probably not drinking enough water. Or you may have a liver or bile duct condition. Or it could be food dye. Contact your doctor.
Blue or green – there is a rare genetic disease that can turn your urine blue or green. Also certain bacteria can infect the urinary tract. But it’s probably a food dye in something you ate or a medication. You won’t die from it, however see your doctor if it persists.
Purple – There’s no such thing as purple urine.
Foaming or fizzling – A harmless hydraulic effect, if occasional. But could indicate extra protein in your diet or a kidney problem. See a doctor if foaming happens all the time.