Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Check Your Urine

While going to the restroom, it is always a good idea to take a glance at your urine. Your urine can tell you some information about what is going on inside your body.

If you use the restroom, and you note that the color of the urine is very clear, like water, than than means that you are very hydrated. But, if your urine is dark in color, you could be dehydrated. Drinking plenty of water, will help to rehydrate your body.

But wait, your urine is very bright, as in a neon-yellow color. It's okay, this is based on the medications that you take. Some vitamins will cause your urine to turn colors.

What if you have a funny odor when you urinate? It's simple, think back to what you ate. Some foods can actually cause your urine to have a distinctive odor. This is caused by the breakdown of the food, which than releases "particles" that get filtered through the kidney.

Now, let's look at something else. Your urine smells sweet, like candy. This could be caused by the kidney releasing sugar in the urine, because the filter within the kidney, is not working properly. Sweet smelling urine, is a sign of diabetes.

You notice that their is a blood-tinged color in your urine. This could either be minor or a major issue. Basically, there is blood in the urine, and could be caused by multiple things.

Lastly, if their is pain during urination, than most likely their is a urinary tract infection (UTI) that has formed. Antibiotics are needed to help treat that UTI.

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