By seeing the colour of the urine, many doctors in diagnostic centres realize what’s coming in the results. The colour of urnine holds many vital clues to your health, before it was even diagnosed. Its smell and taste too was vital in diagnosing diseases.
In olden days, medical practitioners used to taste urine and if it tasted sweet, they used to prescribe diabetes drugs for their patients. A pungent smell means an infection or urinary stones, which can create an ammonia-like odor.
Certain drugs can change the colour of urine into fluorescent green or blue, while carrots can turn it into orange, vitamin-B can give it a yellow hue, and an inherited disease porphyria can make it look like port wine, according to Webmd.com.
Here are some clues to look for according to the Celveland Clinic, which says:”Human urine has been a useful tool of diagnosis since the earliest days of medicine. The colour, density, and smell of urine can reveal much about the state of our health.”
No Colour: If your urine is without any colour and clear, then you are over-hydrated. But it could also mean diuretic in coffee is ingested and flushing out water from your body but no need to panic.
Pink or Reddish: If you have taken beetroot or blackberries, it’s natural that your urnine and stool will be reddish in colour. Otherwise, it means traces of blood in your kidney, prostate or urnary tract reflecting infection or kidney disease, bladder stones or even cancer. You must immediately rush to your doctor.
Honey Colour: It means there is not sufficient fluid in your body and you must take water more frequently.
Brown Colour: Unless you have taken aloe or fava beans, urine in brown means you have developed liver or kidney problems. Just gulp in more water and if it remains same, then consult your doctor.
Orange: It means dehydration. In case you have taken laxatives, blood thinner drugs or chemotherapy drugs, then the colour will be in orange. It also means your food is contaminated with colour dyes. In case you have eaten carrots or too much vitamin C, then take it light and go for another glass of water.