Urine is the accumulation of various waste products in the body in the form of an aqueous solution, which is stored in the bladder and is excreted out of the body when the amount reaches a certain limit. It not only converts ammonia, a waste product of nitrogen compounds, into urea, but also has very important physiological functions, such as regulating the osmotic pressure and water content in the body. Normal urine output is about 1 to 1.5 liters per day for a healthy adult, and you usually urinate 5 to 7 times a day. This urine is said to act as an indicator of one’s current health status. You can check the health of the body by the color, smell, and presence of bubbles in the urine. The color and smell of urine may change temporarily after excessive and intense exercise, lack of water intake, or consumption of spicy and stimulating food, but if it continues in a continuous form, the onset of various diseases may be suspected. So today, let’s look at the health status that can be detected through urine. Health status detected by urine
Normal urine is clear and light yellowish brown, but when there is an abnormality in the body, cloudy and cloudy urine is discharged. Cloudy and cloudy urine may be temporarily discharged after ingestion of foods high in phosphoric acid or uric acid, but if it continues for a long time, the development of inflammatory diseases such as pyelonephritis and cystitis can be suspected. If the kidneys are infected with bacteria or have inflammatory diseases, it can be said that the color of urine becomes cloudy due to the influence of white blood cells and bacteria.
Red-colored urine may also indicate the onset of various diseases. Although reddish-colored urine can be excreted when you consume reddish foods or beverages, if you see red or pinkish urine in your urine even though you haven’t eaten those foods, it could be a sign of hematuria with blood in your urine. In particular, in the case of bright red hematuria, it is important to visit the hospital for examination because it is possible to suspect the development of urinary tract infections such as acute pyelonephritis and cystitis, kidney stones, and cancer.
Dark brown urine is an indicator of liver function problems. Muscle damage caused by strenuous and strenuous exercise results in a temporary form of brown urine. However, if jaundice is caused by liver cell damage or blockage of the biliary tract, bilirubin may dissolve in the urine, resulting in brown urine. Also, if you have glomerulonephritis, in which the glomeruli or small blood vessels become inflamed, blood may leak into the urine, causing the urine to turn brown.
The smell of urine can be attributed to ammonia. After consuming spicy food or drinking less water, your urine will become concentrated and may have a stronger ammonia odor than usual. However, if the urine with a strong odor is continuously discharged, it is possible to suspect the development of related diseases such as urinary tract infections and cystitis caused by bacterial infection and chemical stimulation. On the other hand, if your urine has a sweet or fruity smell, you may have diabetes.
If foam is formed after urinating, you may have a certain disease. In general, when you sweat a lot or are under severe stress, your urine can temporarily become concentrated and foamy. However, if there is a lot of foam or the foam does not disappear after a certain period of time, proteinuria caused by urine excretion of protein components may be suspected. In particular, proteinuria is a major symptom of pyelonephritis, high blood pressure, and diabetes, so if the symptoms persist, it is a good way to visit a hospital and get a detailed examination.