Dr. Daniel Shoskes, a urologist at the Cleveland Clinic, says that changes in the color of your urine are usually influenced by your body’s hydration levels. If you are hydrated, you will pass clear urine. Yellow and dark yellow colored urine signify that your fluid intake is less than your body needs. However, if your urine has another strange color, then it is important to find out what is responsible.
There are certain colors that are linked to specific organs. Blood in the urine is a sign that blood is coming from the urethra, urinary tract, kidneys, bladder or prostate. Shoskes says that if the color of your urine is more brownish, it can be linked to a liver dysfunction. Checking the color of your urine is only a preliminary examination. Your doctor may look at it under the microscope to learn more.
The following explains the various shades of urine and their relation to your health:
Transparent: If you pass clear or transparent urine, it signifies that you are drinking lots of water. This is a condition known as overhydration. Drinking excessive amounts of water is generally not harmful to your health. However, in rare cases it may dilute the amount of salt in your body. This generally won’t put you at risk unless you are pushing yourself to drink more than the recommended amounts of water.
Pale Yellow To Amber or Honey: If you pass urine with a lighter shade of yellow, it indicates that you are well hydrated. However, if the color of the urine darkens, it means that your fluid intake is low and you need replenish your fluids.
Thanks to Dr. Don Colbert, DIVINE HEALTH, http://www.drcolbert.com/