The color of urine often reflects the current state of the man's body and indicates the presence or absence of any disease. There are both natural and pathological causes of fluid discoloration, which makes it possible to determine if medical attention is required.
Natural causes of color change
A healthy adult male urine color is straw or dark yellow. Moreover, in the morning, its shade is the darkest, which is caused by stagnation in the bladder at night. A similar phenomenon can be observed after any prolonged abstinence from going to the toilet, as well as against the background of insufficient fluid intake. The correct drinking regimen is the key to the health of the genitourinary system and the body as a whole.
In addition, the food used influences the color of urine. It can take on a greenish, reddish or brown hue under the influence of broccoli, beets, various berries, legumes or beef. The constant use of black tea and coffee leads to a darkening of the excreted fluid. Finally, discoloration can be a side effect after taking certain medications.
Pathological causes of color change
If cloudy urine is not caused by any food or drug and is not corrected by changing your drinking regime, it is most likely caused by a specific medical condition. This is often caused by disturbances in the functioning of the liver or kidneys, genitourinary infections, and diseases of the pancreas. Urine discoloration and cloudiness can be caused by urethritis, cystitis, or pyelonephritis. Sometimes dark urine indicates the presence of hepatitis.
When urine is stained with a brownish-red or white hue, it can be suspected that it contains impurities of blood or semen. This is a characteristic sign of mechanical damage to the urinary tract, arising from the presence of neoplasms in the bladder, kidneys or urethra, as well as due to urolithiasis and various inflammatory processes in the prostate. In some cases, dark urine is observed in chemical poisoning, alcohol intoxication and some unique diseases (hemolytic anemia or thalassemia).
It is worth paying attention to the presence of accompanying symptoms, for example, abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, fever. The presence of a sharp and unusual odor of urine, sediment in it, the frequency and pain of urination (especially at night) are also important. The latter symptoms often occur in men with prostate adenoma or prostatitis. In this case, problems with urination can be supplemented by gradually developing erectile dysfunction.
Providing medical care
In case of a pathological change in the color of urine, it is necessary to pass a urine test at the local clinic. The study will help identify the cause of the clouding of the excreted fluid - bacteria, leukocytes, salts, etc. Depending on the established pathology, the therapist prescribes a certain treatment or sends it for additional examinations to narrow specialists.
With cystitis, the patient is prescribed antibiotics, antiseptics and sulfa drugs. If urolithiasis is detected, a person is prescribed a strict diet with the exclusion or restriction of table salt, purines, protein and other foods. Prescribed diuretics and drugs that promote the elimination of sand, as well as fortifying herbal tinctures. Large stones are removed surgically.
Urogenital infections of an inflammatory nature are eliminated by antibiotics, diuretics and antihypertensive drugs.At the same time, men are additionally prescribed special muscle relaxants and alpha-adrenergic blockers, which improve the functioning of the prostate gland, which often suffers against the background of an urinary disorder. In some cases, a mechanical or hardware massage of the prostate is prescribed, and surgical procedures are performed.