Generally, we do not pay attention to the color of our urine but it can be an indicator of our state of health.
According to UC San Diego Health, our urine is mainly composed (95%) of water. The other components are chloride, sodium and urea. Depending on the concentration of these elements, our urine may have a different color, and this may be an indication of our level of hydration or even our health.
Here are the colors that urine can have and its meanings
Transparent urine means that a person is very hydrated. This can dilute the amounts of essential salts in the body and create an imbalance in the bloodstream.
UC San Diego Health reveals that this is a normal color. It indicates that a person is in good health and has a hydrated body.
People with yellow urine are perfectly healthy. This color indicates that their urinary system works perfectly.
This color is also normal but indicates that a person is not hydrated enough. Therefore, we should drink more water. It indicates that the individual stayed for a long time without hydration, especially in the morning, when he spent a whole night without drinking.
HONEY OR AMBER
If your urine has a honey-like color, it means that you are dehydrated. Your body needs water. This can also happen when you consume foods like beterrave that can stain your urine.
Urine red can be caused by the appearance of hematuria and kidney stones or even a tumor of your urinary system. It can also be a sign that you have a prostate.
Drugs and food colors can produce blue urine. However, it could result from a rare disorder of familial hypercalcemia metabolism that is blue-layer syndrome. It occurs due to the intestinal degradation of tryptophan. Go immediately to your doctor.
Dark brown or black
The brown or black color can be caused by drugs, aloe and beans. It could also result from copper poisoning or phenol poisoning.