Heath Tips: 5 Colours Of Urine And What They Say About Your Health

The colour of your urine can indicate one’s health state and point to what goes on inside the body. It’s important to take note of how your urine looks like (note the colour) as well as the sensation when passing it.

The colour of urine can tell if some organs aren’t functioning well, if there’s a deficiency (an indication to improve diet/ load on vitamins) and the general state of being.

For instance if there’s blood in the urine this may point to problems with the kidney, urinary tract, urethra or bladder.



Check out what these colours of urine mean the next time you visit the bathroom:

1. Clear
A clear urine is usually a sign that enough water is consumed/the body is greatly hydrated. The clearer the urine means enough water is consumed! And staying hydrated never harm anyone.

2. Dark Yellow
Dark yellow is a sign indicating the need to increase fluids, it’s the major reason people are advised to take more water when the urine is dark yellow in colour.

3. Brown
Brown coloured urine is an indication that one is dehydrated in simple cases but in some cases, it might be an indication of liver problem where immediate treatment should be sought.

4. Orange
An orange coloured urine is usually an indication of very low water intake when it’s not food colouring and in some cases it might signify a liver condition

5. Red
When the urine is red then there’s a cause for alarm though in some cases it may be due to certain food or colouring taken in, it could also be anything around kidney, bladder or prostrate cancer and should be checked immediately.

Red urine usually signify a mix with blood which is something NEVER to ignore.


Written by How South Africa

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