According to a Sempublishing poll, 83% of Malaysians hold their urine experience all the time. Whenever indoor or outdoor, the main reasons are too busy at work, no time, or being stuck in heavy traffic. This behavior has become a part of our life. Eventually, this act will harm health.
The basic details of urine tests can show a hint about what is going on inside our bodies. The color, smell, foam, and how often we go to the toilet indicate certain health conditions.
The urine is liquid waste from the body that consists of water, salt, electrolytes. Thus, healthy and hydrated urine should be colorless to the color of light straw. It also usually has a slight ammonia odor and foam. In contrast, when our body has insufficient water that becomes more concentrated and produces a darker yellow or amber color.
Who can experience changes in the urine? Anybody! Urine changes can sometimes reveal a medical condition. The change in urine is a common symptom of urinary tract infections. It is more common in females than males due to the shorter length of the urethra. They find most of the symptoms of urinary tract infections may include pain or a burning sensation when peeing, passing frequent, small amounts of urine, urine that appears cloudy, and urine that appears red, bright pink.
In older people, symptoms such as frequency hesitancy, incontinence, and nocturia can indicate underlying problems like an enlarged prostate or overactive bladder. Plus, adults with a family history of kidney or bladder stones.
Normal urine has a slight ammonia odor. In a dehydrated person, the urine color would be darker than normal. Sometimes these changes are temporary and harmless. The color of the urine also can change depending on how much you eat and drink and the result of eating certain drinks, foods, vitamins, or medicines. For example as coffee or dragon fruit can harmlessly change the odor and color of urine. The color of the urine can also indicate a serious medical condition like liver problems where the urine is tea-colored.
Healthy kidneys filter waste from the blood while retaining healthy components such as albumin. Protein in urine reacts with air to form foam, which makes the urine foamy when there is kidney damage protein can leak through the kidneys and be excreted in the urine.
In short, our daily routines like passing urine can state different health issues. Prevention is better than cure thus cultivate good toilet habits.