Examine the urine while urinating and not when you have finished because in the toilet bowl it will be diluted with two liters of water, says Dr. Chris Steele who has revealed on British television what can be read from the color of urine.
He lined the samples, from transparent through dark yellow to red and bluish. He paid attention on color change during the day and depending on the food or medications taken.
Clean urine can be a sign of regular intake of fluids, or can be the result of diuretics in the medicine or in drinks like coffee, cola or alcohol, explains Dr. Steele.
On the other hand, dark yellow color of the urine indicates a lack of water in the body .
Dark yellow urine color can indicate an irregular work of the liver . In this case there is often a yellowish pigment on the skin and in the eyes.
However, the color for which you should be most concerned about is pink or light red . It may be the result of blueberry, black currant, rhubarb and similar foods whose pigment is so powerful that the kidneys can not completely remove.
But it is often a sign of severe inflammation, which affects the kidneys, bladder and urethra . Also, it may indicate a tumor or kidney stones .
– The most common cause of red
urine is cystitis, which is an urinary tract infection, due to excess
blood goes into the urine – explains dr. Steele.