Yellow Urine: What are the most common causes of yellow urine

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Causes of yellow urine

Yellow urine can be because of various reasons, we must find out the real condition behind it.

Yellow Urine: The colour of the urine is determined by the hydration level of the body. If you are hydrated enough you will pass a clean, colourless urine. However, under certain circumstances, the urine colours turn to pale yellow. The darker the colour of the urine, the serious is the condition. There are many factors which lead to the change in the colour of the urine. There is a pigment called urochrome pigment, urobilin, which is responsible for the colouring of the urine. If you are excreting out a dark yellow, green or red urine, you must immediately rush to the doctor. Let’s discuss various reasons and conditions that lead to the yellow urine. (Also read: What Are The Ways To Increase Urine Output)

Reasons for having urine of dark yellow colour

  • Exercise
  • Diet, vitamins, and minerals
  • Medicines
  • Medical conditions
  1. Exercise
    Lack of hydration in the body leads to the yellow colour of the urine. We all must drink plenty of water before and after a workout. During workout we all shed a lot of sweat, which makes our body dehydrated, as a result, we excrete out the yellow urine. Without an adequate amount of water in our body, our muscles tend to break down. Thus, drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. To know the right time to drink water, click here.
  2. Diet, vitamins, and minerals

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    Excess of vitamins and minerals in the diet also leads to the problem of yellow urine

    Our diet regulates the colour of our urine. The more dye or artificial colour present in our food items, the darker will be the urine colour. If we include supplements in our diet, our urine colour changes drastically. The presence of excess vitamin B, vitamin C, Vitamin B12 etc. affects the colour of the urine. Thus, one should consume these food products in moderation. Berries, beetroot, broccoli, tomatoes, sweet potato should be eaten wisely and not all at one time.

  3. Medicines
    Certain medicines also turn the colour of the urine into a yellow or the dark one. Antibiotics, laxatives and other drugs lead to yellow urine. If you feel burning sensation along with the yellow colour of the urine, you must immediately see your doctor.
  4. Medical conditions

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    Bladder and kidney infection also leads to yellow urine

    There are some medical conditions which show their onset by changing the colour of the urine. Jaundice, kidney problems, bladder infection, liver problem etc. may lead to the change of the urine colour. The strong smell of the urine along with inflammation in the bladder might be because of the kidney infection. So, do not ignore these signs and immediately seek medical help. (Also read: Which foods help to reduce problem of frequent urination)

These are some of the most common causes of the yellow colour of the urine. You must not ignore this condition and try to find out the reason that leads to dark urine. You can also read this article in Hindi.

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