I woke up this morning, and found that my urine is yellow and I was a bit scared, I then had to find out from a Pharmacist, and this is what he had to say; there are many reasons why one’s urine can be yellow, in my case, it was lack of enough water, but i will list out other reasons why this could happen.
CAUSES OF YELLOW URINE
- Jaundice: Jaundice is a condition in which the skin, whites of the eyes and mucous membranes turn yellow because of a high level of bilirubin, a yellow-orange bile pigment. Jaundice has many causes, including hepatitis, gallstones and tumors. In adults, jaundice usually doesn’t need to be treated
- Lack of water: Water is an essential daily need of the body, this article says that Water carries nutrients to all cells in our body and oxygen to our brain. Water allows the body to absorb and assimilate minerals, vitamins, amino acids, glucose and other substances. Water flushes out toxins and waste. Water helps to regulate body temperature.
- Malaria: Did you believe when you saw this? that malaria can cause you to have yellow urine. early recognition of warning signs in malarial patients allows timely identification of the patient at risk of severe malaria and provides opportune treatment. Jaundice and dark urine are frequent signs that can alert to the occurrence of severe malaria.
- Drug: Excess drug in your body system can also cause your urine to be yellow. A number of drugs can darken urine, including the antimalarial drugs chloroquine and primaquine, the antibiotics metronidazole (Flagyl) and nitrofurantoin (Furadantin), laxatives containing cascara or senna, and methocarbamol — a muscle relaxant. it is important to be in health and stay away from drugs as mush as possible
- Vitamin B-complex: This is a common cause that many people are unaware about, but it is easy to spot being that the tablet itself is yellow. Bright yellow urine is common when taking a vitamin B complex, specifically due to the B2 vitamin, also known as riboflavin. In fact, “flavin” comes from the Latin “flavus” which means yellow. So don’t ditch your daily vitamins yet—they’re actually a vital part of maintaining your overall health