Healthy kidneys can filter excess fluids and metabolic wastes from body. In right condition, the urine is light yellow and has ammoniacal odour. However, sometimes, you may notice that your urine become colorless and odorless. Is colorless and odorless urine associated with Kidney Disease?
Colorless urine occurs when the urine is diluted. If you drink plenty of water, the renal tubule may not able to concentrate it, causing diluted urine. Therefore, the colorless urine occurs.
Ammoniacal smell of urine is due to decomposer of urea. Urea is the metabolic product of proteins and it is removed by kidneys in right condition and finally filtered out of body through urine. If urine is diluted by drinking so much water, the smell will not be so obvious.
Drinking plenty of water is one of causes of colorless and odorless urine. Meanwhile, colorless and odorless urine may be associated with kidney disease.
If kidney disease occurs, the impaired kidneys will fail to filter wastes from body normally. As a result, there will be less wastes in urine including urea, thus leading to colorless and odorless urine.To find out if colorless and odorless urine is associated with kidney disease,what tests should you do? Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with our medical professional for more suggestions.
If the colorless and odorless urine is related to kidney disease, you usually also experience the following symptoms.
In early stage of kidney disease, edema firstly occurs in eyelids and feet. It is due to the retention of fluids and sodium in body due to declined filtering ability of the function.
High blood pressure
Retention of fluids can elevate blood volume, thus resulting in high blood pressure.
Foamy urine occurs due to loss of proteins in urine. If the filtering units in kidneys are impaired, a large amount of proteins will leak through the units and end up in urine.
Frequent urination at nighttime
If renal tubule is impaired, its concentrating ability will decline. Thereby, it will lead to frequent urination at nighttime.
As various causes can attribute to the colorless and odorless urine, you should firstly figure out its causes if you experience it and then take treatment to cope with it.