Human urine has been a useful tool for diagnosis since the earliest days of medicine. At first, all of this started with the urine color, which can reveal about the state of your health. Even today, the color of the urine is a very clear sign of things happening inside your body, you may not even be aware of.
To help people decode the colors showing up in their toilet bowl, the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio created an infographic detailing what a range of urine colors, from transparent to yellow to pink, may indicate about a person’s health.
So, if you are not sure how this works take a look at the list below and then feel free to take a look at the color of your urine – see what it has to say about your health.
Since many factors can interchange the color of your urine, it is important to pay attention to its coloring and prevent numerous disease from occurring.
Transparent/No color. Colorless urine normally is a sign of over hydration. The risks of drinking too much water are extremely rare, which include reducing the salts in the body. So, cut down those water intakes, and get the daily water drinking in order (8 glasses daily).
Pale yellow. This is the most natural color of the urine. It means that you are well-hydrated – but as the color darkens, it could be a sign you need to refuel with fluids.
Transparent yellow. It is another good sign that your body is well-hydrated, and it is functioning properly.
Strong yellow. It is a sign of a healthy body, which needs a little more hydration. So, you should drink a little more fluids.
Amber or honey. This color indicated that you are exhausted and dehydrated. So, I recommend to you to start taking more fluids on a daily basis (at least 8 glasses of water).
Brownish color. If you constantly have this color of your urine, it probably means that you have liver problems. According to studies, liver problems or dehydration are the first on the list when you notice this dark color.
Pink to reddish color. Sometimes, it can mean that you have eaten blueberries, beets, or rhubarb most recently. If not, you may have blood in your urine. Sometimes it can occur, but a frequent blood appearance in the urine may indicate to some health problems including kidney disease, urinary tract infections (UTI), tumors, problems with the prostate, mercury and lead poisoning, etc. If this is the color of your urine, consult your doctor.
Orange color. Orange color of your urine may indicate that you are not drinking water enough. Also, it may indicate that you have some problems with the liver or bile, or it could be food poisoning. If you notice this color of your urine, contact your doctor.
Blue or green color. This kind of color of your urine may indicate on a rare genetic disease that you may have. Also, it may be a sign of the presence of certain bacteria in your urinary tract. Additionally, it may be a reaction of a certain drug or food you have consumed. See your doctor if it persists.
Blurry or foaming. Chronic fizzing of your urine shows kidney malfunction, probably bacteria or virus. Also, it could indicate excess protein in your diet, and can be removed easily. If it keeps repeating, see a doctor.