Here's what the color of your urine reveals about your health

 When your urine is foamy, it means that...

Yes, your urine is your health. Indeed, its color and sometimes its condition can alert you to certain deficiencies in your body.

Here's what the color of your urine reveals about your health

So, do not hesitate to take a look in the bowl of your toilet:


1. Darker/honey colored urine

Darker/honey colored urine

If your urine is slightly darker than usual, you are dehydrated.


Urine is a way to flush toxins out of your body, so don't try to hold onto what your body is naturally trying to get rid of.


2. Transparent urine

Transparent urine

Conversely, consuming too much water can be bad for your health. Indeed, transparent urine means that your kidneys are working too much and can no longer keep up.


However, if they can no longer eliminate the excess water, this can cause complications including an imbalance in the sodium level of your blood.


3. Brown urine

Brown urine

No, it's not because you drank too much Coca-Cola, but simply because your body is either dehydrated or fighting against a virus or bacteria.


Very dark urine can also be caused by food, such as excessive consumption of rhubarb or beans, for example.

If this persists, do not hesitate to consult a doctor. This could be a sign of an infection or malfunction of the kidneys or liver.


4. Foamy urine

Foamy urine

Sometimes when you have a strong urge, your urine may be foamy.


However, if this symptom persists, it may be due to a diet that is too rich in protein or to kidney failure.


5. Red urine

Red urine

If your urine color tends toward red at best, it may be due to your diet (rhubarb, blackberries, etc.). At worst, it can be a sign of a urinary tract infection, kidney disease, or even a tumor.


Certain medications such as laxatives or antibiotics can cause this color. So always pay attention to the notices.


6. Orange urine

Orange urine

Just like above, it can be from a deficiency in the bile duct or the liver. Dehydration can also be a major cause.


7. Green/blue colored urine

Green/blue colored urine

This color is the first sign of a genetic condition called hypercalcemia. This color is caused by dyes (including food dyes).


But if it persists, do not hesitate to consult to find out if you are not subject to an infection or bacteria.


8. Cloudy urine

Cloudy urine

Cloudy urine can be a sign of kidney stones or a urinary tract infection, such as cystitis, for example.
Also keep in mind that your diet and pregnancy can also be triggers for cloudy urine.