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What your urine can tell you

April 23, 2016

Always good to know even if it’s not the most pleasant subject. ~ Connie


A previous post talked about your POOP; this one discusses what your urine can tell you.

I was taught in chemistry courses that normal human urine should be “straw colored” or very pale yellow, clear (not cloudy) and fairly odorless.  Any deviation from that color, clearness and odor is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong…

For example:

If your urine is cloudy or murky instead of clear, it could mean you have too much protein in your urine.  Too much protein in your urine indicates that your kidneys are not functioning properly due to kidney stones, a tumor, or other disease states.  Cloudy urine can also indicate a bladder, vaginal or urinary tract infection.  Urine that is so cloudy that it is almost milky can indicate the presence of fat or mucus.

Urine that is dark yellow usually indicates dehydration.  Although your first urine output of the day is…

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  1. good info. I was curious, when we were volunteering for the US Forest Service to notice that in the mens room the management had posted this chart over the urinals for the staff.

    • That’s nice that they did that. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of a company putting health info in a restroom.

      • I had never heard of it, and it’s not exactly a “company” — it’s the federal government — so maybe regular rules don’t apply. dunno for sure.

  2. Ah, you may be right on that. I’m not even sure the gov’t knows its own rules. 🙂

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