Skip to comments.Reading the pee leaves: Urine can say a lot about overall health, experts say
Posted on 02/24/2014 7:09:56 PM PST by rickmichaels
TORONTO Its something we all get rid of several times a day and sometimes in the middle of the night but its not exactly a topic of everyday or, lets face it, polite conversation.
Still, urine, pee call it what you will can tell a lot about a persons health, especially when it comes to colour.
Urine is comprised of waste products and excess fluid that are filtered from the blood by the kidneys.
When healthy, these twin fist-sized organs filter up to about 150 litres of blood each day, producing one to two litres of urine that is passed through the tube-like ureters to the bladder for elimination through the urethra.
How much urine an individual produces depends on many factors, including the amount of liquids and types of foods ingested and how much fluid is lost through perspiration and respiration.
Ever wonder why urine can look amber-coloured in the morning, but range from straw to sunshine yellow at different times throughout the day?
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I’m thankful for modern medicine. And thankful that there were folks like Hippocrates, and all the way up til the 14th or 15th century, who actually TASTED people’s urine to try and determine their illness.
I’m also thankful that I’m not one of them.
Urine? I’m still examining my earwax.
That’s gotta be why urinalysis tests are so expensive, they can’t find many to taste it.
Mine is dark red and it burns. Should I be concerned? ROFL
It's threads like this that make me miss my left kidney.
I call it bonding time with my dog.
I thought pee was yellow to indicate snow that shouldn’t be eaten.
Yep... bonding time. Marking territory.
On a scale of 1 to 10, you’re an 8
Urine a lot of trouble.
Oh my gosh, that’s funny!!!! Thank you!
Now that’s the equivalent of running dish water. Something magic about that sound. I recommend for anyone who has trouble going. lol
Pee not exactly the topic of the day? Oh yes it is. I just came from the Jane Fonda post.
IIRC, tasting urine was the standard test for diabetes well into the 19th century. It wasn’t a compliment if he said “You’re so sweet!”
If it’s sweet, you have high blood sugar. If it’s cloudy, you have kidney problems. It it’s darker than it should be, you have hepatitis (also if the other stuff that comes out is lighter than it should be). I don’t know what the other colors mean.
If you meet St. Peter and he says, “You’re in,” it doesn’t mean you have to take a drug test.
“Indeed, if the urine is colourless, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic who created the chart suggest the person is drinking a lot of water and may want to cut back.”
Fortunately, he didn’t say anything about cutting back drinking beer when it causes clear urine, so we can conclude that must be ok.
“...urine is comprised of...”
Can you diagnose illiteracy from the color?
Remember when G Beck dunked a Obama Bobble head doll in pee?
Just about the best guitar Zappa ever did!
I need to burn that to CD...
God bless ya Frank, the world sure misses ya!
Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow
Always listen to your momma. Nanook does!
It looks pretty black and white to me - she's illiterate.
At my age just walking past the kitchen sink makes me want to run to the bathroom.
“Can you diagnose illiteracy from the color?”
Yes, if you discover a guy taking a whiz in the Ladies Room.
The urine of people with diabetes is sweet to the taste. "Melitus" means something like, "honey-like" Hippocrates knew that people with sweet-tasting urine had big problems, but we can discover the same thing today with testing equipment, from simple strips to elaborate electronic machines.
Crap, now I’ve gotta go.
First, you have to find out his gender.
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