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- Nov 10 2017
WHY YOUR PEE APPEARS CLOUDY?
Healthy urine is clear and light yellow in color. When the urine does not have its characteristic clear appearance then it is referred to as cloudy, turbid or foamy urine. When urine is persistently cloudy, hazy or milky, it is generally an abnormal condition and a symptom of an underlying disease, disorder or condition. It can occur in all age groups and populations.
Urine is an indication of well-functioning kidneys. It is the abnormal sign of renal or other systemic diseases. In normal individuals, having too much dairy can cause a slight cloudiness of urine, which is known as phosphaturia. It is temporary and doesn’t need treatment.
The elimination of urine is very important for different bodily functions as it regulates the balance of water in the body and gets rid of substances that are produced during metabolic processes and are no longer needed by the body.
Cloudy urine may be a sign of dehydration, and when it occurs without symptoms and goes away rapidly. Certain health conditions can cause excess protein and crystalline substances in the urine, which causes it to appear cloudy. Cloudy urine during pregnancy may be due to a urinary tract infection, as UTIs are the most frequent medical complication of pregnancy. Kidney stones, which affect up to 5 percent of the population, may also cause cloudy urine because they can cause pus in the urine, which gives it a milky or cloudy appearance.
Diseases such as diabetes and preeclampsia and heart disease, affect other body systems in addition to the urinary tract and may cause your pee to appear cloudy. It may be a symptom of gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that can infect both men and women.
- Abdominal pain
- Abnormal coloring of the urine
- Bladder spasms, pain or cramps, which are left in the lower abdominal area
- Dribbling urine or incontinence
- Foul-smelling urine
- Frequent urination or decrease in urination
- Painful urination or burning with urination
- Urgent urination
Serious symptoms that may indicate life-threating conditions:
- Bloody urine
- Change in level of consciousness and alertness
- Change in mental status
- High fever
- Inability to urinate
- Tremors or trembling
Cloudy urine is caused by bacterial infection, which may be treated with antibiotics. There are homemade remedies for UTIs help to boost your immune system and flush out harmful bacteria.
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