Amber Urine

Amber Urine - this color of urine is slightly darker than orange urine which is usually just a sign of dehydration. Amber urine can be a sign of severe dehydration, blood presence or other chemicals in the pee.

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Amber Urine Dehydration

Dehydration tends to cause urine to darken, where it can sometimes turn amber and very dark in color. Changes in lifestyle or climate may cause you to be more dehydrated than you may expect. Ask yourself whether

The normal appearance of urine is the light yellow urine color. Amber urine color is nothing to worry about immediately as there are many possible causes, with some of them being very easy to fix like simple dehydration. This page explains many common causes for amber urine. To be careful, you might want to read further to learn about more dangerous causes of amber pee and what it means.

Amber Urine Diet

Dietary changes that cause an imbalance of liquids, or cause need for more water. Here are some examples of diet changes that cause urine to darken and become amber-colored.

Amber Urine - Urinary Tract Bleeding

If the cause of amber urine is not diet or dehydration from environmental causes, consider the following urinary tract problems that may be causing blood in urine to make the pee appear amber.

Any of these above can cause bleeding and the discoloration of the urine. If the dark and amber urine persists despite drinking more water and altering eating and drinking habits as well as lifestyle changes, you may want to consult with a doctor or undergo urine tests to find out what exactly is causing the dark urine.

Various substances present in urine can cause urine to take a darker color. The condition of having substances in urine which cause urine to become a darker color is called Melanuria.

Amber Urine from Anuria

Two urinary tract problems having to do with urination frequency are Oliguria which is a condition of producing less than <400 mL of urine per day, and Anuria which is an even more severe condition where the production of urine gets below 100 mL per day. In cases of these disorders, the urine tends to have the amber color appearance.

Amber Urine Diagnosis

As mentioned before, the amber or darkened appearance of urine can be caused by a number of factors, some of which fall out of the field of urology completely, like metabolic problems or problems with bleeding from non-urinary tract causes. If the dark and amber colored urine is chronic, to begin to diagnose the root cause of this condition, a healthcare professional may suggest performing some urine tests. There are many different types of urine tests, some of which can be easily performed at home like the urine dipstick test. There are many more tests that can be done. Consult with your healthcare professional which might be best fitting for you and your situation.

Hormones and Hydration Levels

The pituitary glad releases the a hormone that controls the amount of water in the bloodstream that gets filtered out to become urine. Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) is the hormone that controls the amount of urine production. ADH is released if the body is dehydrated. This hormone is responsible for producing less urine by keeping more water in the bloodstream. If the urine becomes much darker as would be the case if you are seeing amber-colored urine, it may mean that the body is not releasing enough ADH and the water levels of the urine are lower than usual because the body is trying to conserve water. This may occur in cases of severe dehydration.

Urinary Tract Problem Prevention

It is much better to work on preventing health problems before they occur than treat them after they already happen. if you regularly experience dark urine, there may be a few reasons for this. Either you may regularly not be getting enough water, your bladder collects too many chemicals and bacteria in a dense concentration before it tries to get rid of them, or your kidneys are working extra hard to try to filter out large ratio of waste.

In any of the events just mentioned, over the long term, this may cause an increase in the chance of developing kidney problems, urinary tract infections, or other disorders. The urinary tract problems may occur from the mixing and multiplying of the bacteria that is allowed to sit in the bladder at a high concentration. The kidney problems may occur due to all the extra work the kidneys do during a lifetime, especially if you consume too much alcohol.

What you could do to help your kidneys and the rest of the organs and systems in your body is to eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of plant based foods such as a variety of fruits and vegetables, and maintain a regular exercise regimen. That will help keep everything in your body a little big healthier. Diet of plenty fruits and vegetables will help unclog your arteries from cholesterol, and that will help your heart, and allow your circulation to more easily be able to deliver nutrients to every organ in the body which will help it function properly.

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