Tell me what color your urine is and I'll tell you how your kidney health is

Always related with something difficult to get or of great value, that costs a kidney, these organs located in the lower half of the back are responsible for pe

Tell me what color your urine is and I'll tell you how your kidney health is

Always related with something difficult to get or of great value, that costs a kidney, these organs located in the lower half of the back are responsible for performing cleaning functions, chemically balancing our blood and producing some hormones. The size of a non-large mobile phone, and with a weight of about 150 grams each, they are a fundamental organ for our survival. Probably there come the popular saying.

If you want to know everything about these great treatment plants and what does the urine of our state of health say, I invite you to continue reading.

The kidneys are a complex machinery of blood purification. Each of them houses approximately one million filters called nephrons that are capable of purifying about 125 milliliters of blood per minute. The content of a glass of yogurt every minute. All the blood of our body every 50 minutes.

When blood passes through those filters, it separates the water and leftover waste products to send them to the bladder in the form of urine, while returning to the blood part of the water, glucose, salt, potassium and other substances necessary to maintain balance Chemist of blood.

The stones in kidney or kidney lithiasis are as old as man, and he documented Hippocrates in the V century A.C., but this does not serve as comfort when one is stuck and sends us to the hospital. These stones are a consequence of an excess of salts in the urine: those salts produce crystals on which more and more crystals are deposited to form a stone. When it moves or is sufficiently size to prevent the passage of urine, pain and urgency arrive.

Although it may be curious, it is true that in summer there are more consultations for kidney stones, which are the causants in the vast majority of those annoying nephrithic crackers. This has an explanation and it is hot, we do not drink all the water that we should and over weigh water through sweat.

All this forces the kidney to make an overset, it needs to retain all the water that is possible but in turn, it must eliminate waste substances. These substances will be very concentrated in urine, it is necessary to eliminate the least possible amount of water, and the risk of being formed crystals increases considerably.

Taking care of our kidneys will help mainly why stones are not formed, but also to work less forced. To do this, carry out an adequate water intake is fundamental, increasing it in summer, if we have a fever or when we perform physical exercise: drinking more water will make us produce a more diluted urine and that will make it difficult to oversaturation of salts in urine and the appearance of stones.

We will also take a varied and moderate healthy diet, especially avoiding an excess of calcium intake and uric acid, and we will maintain our blood pressure and glucose levels within normal parameters.

It is. Our urine is formed by water, salts ... but it also contains a pigment called Urobilina and which is the one that gives that yellow color so characteristic.

When we drink a lot of water we will have observed that the color of our urine is almost transparent, the amount of urobilin is the same but as the kidneys are eliminating a lot of water that pigment hardly stands out.

On the contrary, if we drink a small amount of water, the color of our urine will be a very dark yellow (what is known as a loaded urine), this is because the pigment highlights much more by removing little water.

If this is something that usually happens, then it may be indicating that something is not going well. Go to your health center for an analysis of urine. The normal levels of urobilin are between 0.1 mg / dl and 1 mg / dL, values above or below may be warning of a liver problem.

The problem comes if this is something we do in a regular basis. The urine contains waste and between them it is not uncommon that there may be bacteria, if we retain a lot of time that urine we are favoring the appearance of urine infections. Doing it increases, in addition, the possibilities that stones are formed in the bladder.

Updated Date: 08 November 2021, 18:00

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