The various shades and colors of urine should be taken seriously because they can indicate a person's health condition, a recent study suggests.
Doctors at a U.S Medical Center have created a diagram that illustrates the normal shades of urine and the abnormal ones. The chart, developed by the Cleveland Clinic confirms that urine usually ranges from a deep amber or honey color to a light straw color, with several different shades in between. The chart also says that the color of urine can tell a lot about what is going on inside the body and suggests that people should use it as a warning sign.
If the person's urine does not have any color, it means that they are drinking too much water and should probably cut back a little. If the color of the urine is a pale straw shade, it means that the person is at a healthy range in terms of water consumption and that they are also well hydrated. The same description applies to urine in transparent yellow color. However, once the urine turns into dark yellow, it means that there is a need for the person to immediately drink water. The more dehydrated a person is, the darker their urine color will be.
However, more serious conditions may stem out from a person's urine color. For instance, if it is in brown ale shade, a liver problem may be present. If there is blood in the urine, it can be a sign of kidney disease, tumors, urinary tract infection or prostate problems. If the urine is color orange, the person may have a liver or bile duct condition and it is best to immediately consult with a doctor.
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