urineUrine ideally should be transparent and clear, straw-colored.

Each of us uses the toilet several times a day.

This is such a natural activity that you do not pay attention to the color of urine at all.

It is only when you experience any discomfort such as bladder discomfort that you begin to wonder what is wrong.

And here you make a mistake because the symptoms of many diseases cause changes in your urine.

Thus, you see that urinary changes are not just about bladder disease itself, but are the first symptoms of other diseases, such as venereal diseases, prostate hypertrophy, kidney failure, liver disease, and more.

What should you pay attention to during this natural activity?

  • the frequency of urination,
  • how much urine is excreted, whether the body produces too much or too little urine,
  • color of your urine,
  • smell.

Cystitis is the most common urinary tract disease.

Due to the rather short urethra, this disease mainly affects women. So, bacteria are easily transferred from the perineum to the bladder.

During this disease, you first begin to urinate more often, this is a natural defense of your immune system. It tries to wash the bacteria out of your urinary tract by itself. Unfortunately, the kidneys have limited ability to produce urine. You constantly feel the urge to urinate.

If you do not react properly at this stage, the full symptoms of inflammation will develop. Over time, urination will become very bothersome and very frequent, especially when there is decreased urine output (literally droplets), and this process will be painful and annoying for you. Sometimes there is even purulent discharge, which indicates an infection called gonorrhea.

Urethritis is a common symptom of many sexually transmitted diseases.

You should always be bothered by an unpleasant smell, painful urination, urgency, frequent urination, purulent discharge, or itching of the perineum.

This process is different for men.

They feel pressure on the bladder and start to go to the toilet more often, but most often an overgrown prostate makes it difficult to empty the overfilled bladder. And also, there is decreased urine output (literally droplets). Sometimes you may notice wet underwear immediately after attempting to urinate. In this case, you should immediately see a doctor so that urination does not stop completely.

In women, you can also observe uncontrolled urination or wetting of underwear, especially after numerous births. This happens because the perineal tissue sagged. And here, too, it is necessary to visit a doctor to eliminate an unpleasant problem.

Another symptom of developing the disease is the color of urine. You can observe this yourself when using the toilet.

Dark to dark orange color, plus scant urine, indicates dehydration of your body, and kidney failure. At the outset, kidney failure is light urination, then your legs and stomach begin to swell, then the rest of the body follows. This process is fast enough that you can reject the idea that it is obesity.

With liver damage and its diseases, as well as biliary tract diseases, you are dealing with dark urine. Long before jaundice develops with all its symptoms, you notice a change in the color of urine.

Another alarming symptom should also be light-colored urine (almost transparent) and too much urine.

If this process lasts for a long time and is not a result of drinking too much diuretic fluid such as tea, coffee, or beer, this may be a sign of developing diabetes. In addition, you feel weak and your body weight decreases. In this case, you should quickly see a doctor and measure your blood sugar levels. Developing renal failure may also be responsible for this condition.

So, you see yourself that you should be vigilant and watch your urine. In this way, you can react quickly and avoid a long and burdensome healing process.

 

Source: dr. Anna Kołodziejska , article What can you read from urine? – magazine Health without medicines.

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