Urea

Urea - organic compound that serves an important role in the metabolism of nitrogen-containing compounds and is responsible for a large part of nitrogen metabolism in the body. It is commonly present in urine to help excrete excess nitrogen.

Urea is solid, clear, and odorless. Urea is highly soluble in water and non-toxic. Urea is synthesized in the body as part of something called the urea cycle. During the urea cycle, amino groups converted to urea. The production of urea occurs in the liver. Urea is excreted by the kidney one of the things that make up urine.

The presence of urea and water is a large reason for the sometimes white color of urine. If the urine contains other substances like bacteria, different urine sediments, excessive protein which is a condition called Proteinuria, or even visible blood in urine called gross hematuria, the urine color is usually a little darker.

If you are experiencing white pee during micturition and you are not sure whether it is because you are well hydrated and the pee just didn't sit in the bladder long enough, or whether you have too much urea in your system, you can perform that test on your own using a urine dipstick test. If it shows that indeed you have excess urea, you might want to find out why by seeking help from a healthcare professional who can help you make the right diagnosis and prescribe treatment.

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