Why is urine dark?
It is known that the urine of a healthy person is usually yellow, and, moreover, the yellow is of the most varied shades - from saturated to straw. However, with a number of diseases - kidneys, liver, gallbladder and some others, the color of urine strongly deviates from the norm, it becomes unusual. Urine can be brown, blue, green and even red. In general, if dark-colored urine is a reason to pay serious attention to your health. But, first, you need to try to figure out why the urine is dark in color.
What does the dark color signal?
So why is urine dark? This may be due to a lack of fluid in the body. However, if dark urine appears in a compartment with weakness and high temperature, it is necessary to urgently consult a urologist. Such symptoms can be caused by a serious disorder of the genitourinary system.
Red urine, why it happens?
If the urine becomes red or red-pink, resembling, sorry, meat slop, this means that it contains blood.The cause of this condition can be hemoglobinuria - a kidney disease, otherwise called glomerular nephritis (a chronic inflammatory process occurs in the kidney glomeruli), as well as other pathological conditions.
However, the red color of urine is not always indicative of pathology. The reason for the change in the color of urine can be food, as well as drugs. The red color of urine can be caused by eating beets, as well as drugs such as amidopyrine, santonin, fenilin, antipyrine and acetylsalicylic acid in large doses.
But the dark red color of urine may be due to hemoglobinuria - the appearance in the urine (blood) of free hemoglobin. This can happen:
- As a result of incompatible blood transfusions;
- With hemolytic crisis, which occurs during hemolysis - the rapid destruction of a large number of red blood cells, which causes acute and even severe anemia;
- Due to the syndrome of prolonged squeezing resulting from prolonged disruption of the blood supply to compressed soft tissue.
Why is urine white?
The milky color of urine appears when a considerable amount of magnesium and calcium salts of phosphoric acid is excreted with the urine.As a rule, people with impaired mineral metabolism due to increased acidity of gastric juice, as well as people with hypersensitive nervous systems, suffer from this. However, milk-colored urine can also be found in those who constantly consume soda and alkaline mineral water, as well as milk-plant food.
Why brown urine?
Brown or dark brown urine is jaundice in patients. The liver with this diagnosis is not able to destroy the entire mezobilinogen. Appearing in urine in large quantities, he, in the air, turns into urobilin, dyeing urine in a dark color.