White Urine Color

White urine is usually a normal and healthy occurrence and nothing to worry about unless there are accompanying symptoms such as frequent urinary urgency, Polyuria (frequent urination), burning pain with urination (dysuria) or colicky pains (meaning that it comes in waves, and often symptomatic of kidney stones).

White Urine

The most typical reason for having white urine is simply being overly hydrated. If you drink too much water, the water fills up your bladder pretty quickly. When your bladder is full, you feel a need to pee, and you pee out mostly water. That is actually a slight positive because you do not want water and chemicals to sit in your bladder too long. If they do, the bacteria and toxins that your body is also trying to remove will have a chance to sit in your bladder, mix and multiply. The multiplying bacteria can cause urinary tract infections so you definitely want to empty your bladder of all that.

Keep in mind, the color of pee tends to change based to the time of day, diet, drinking patterns, and various metabolic factors. If you have slight variation of pee color after various activities or meals, it is completely common.

One thing that is important to have in mind is that during urination, the urine that comes out isn't all the same. There are typically three stages of urination: the beginning, middle, and end of urination. Urine color can be slightly different during each stage so it is important to monitor the urine at every stage as in some stages it may be slightly different colors. The urine that comes out in the very beginning of peeing is the heaviest in density and it was at the bottom of the bladder, and may contain more chemicals and may be a bit darker.

Problems Causing White Urine

A common occurrence is that white urine can be mistaken for cloudy urine. There are many reasons to have cloudy urine. These reasons tend to range from

White urine is sometimes due to pyuria (abundant white blood cells - leukocytes) in association with an infection of the urinary tract.

Cloudy urine can rarely caused by chyluria (lymph fluid), when problems occur between the lymphatic system and the urinary tract.

White Urine From Phosphaturia

Phosphaturia is just one possible reason for having white urine which appears cloudy at the middle of the urination process. It is a benign condition in which excess amorphous phosphate crystals form in urine.

White Urine Diagnosis

If the condition isn't chronic, the white urine color is probably nothing to worry about. If it is chronic, but you have few other symptoms of pain, or anything else, your doctor would probably just tell you to do some urine tests to be on the safe side and make sure nothing too bad is found in your urine. The urine tests can be done at home or in the doctors office, and there are a number of different types of urinalysis.

Tests like the urine dipstick test can detect a number of chemicals present in urine and can be done at home. There are many other tests like various protein level tests such as the Ketone Urine Tests. If you are concerned about your frequent or chronic white urine, ask your health professional which urine test may best fit your situation.

White Urine and Urine Health

In most cases, white urine appears simply from drinking enough fluids to keep your bladder filling up at a frequent-enough rate to make you feel the urge to urinate frequently enough to pee before the urine has too much time to sit in the bladder and mix with other chemicals which would change its color. Having white urine decreases your risk of developing urinary tract infections that are caused by the multiplication of bacteria in the bladder. Even though it may seem like a good thing, and it is, do not over-do it in drinking too much water in an attempt to keep your urine always white. Moderation is often the key to health.

If you feel that you can not keep the healthiest diet and a most regular exercise regimen, one option is to take vitamins to give your body and your organs some help in staying healthy. For urinary tract in particular, since the kidneys and the bladder are arguably the two most important urinary tract organs, there are many vitamins that help maintain kidney and bladder health.

In general, if you have white urine, you are likely all the right things to keep a healthy urinary tract like drinking plenty of healthy fluids, and maintaining a healthy enough diet. Just monitor your pee for any signs of changes so that you can understand why the change may be happening and take the right steps in treating whatever the issue may be.

Hormones and Hydration Levels

The pituitary glad is responsible for releasing a hormone that controls the amount of water in the bloodstream that gets filtered out to become urine and be removed as waste. The hormone that controls the amount of urine production is called Antidiuretic hormone (ADH). Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and aldosterone control levels of urine the body produces. The pituitary gland is responsible for releasing hormones, releases ADH if the body is dehydrated. This hormone is responsible for producing less urine by keeping more water in the bloodstream. On the other hand, if there is too much water in the body, the pituitary gland stops releasing ADH and the kidneys absorb more water from the blood and remove the excess water as waste. That is how the urine can become overly diluted with water and gain the white and clear color due to having too much water levels making up the urine.

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