Is Your Urine Healthy?

The condition of healthy urine, unhealthy urine, causes, and related diseases.

What is Urine?

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Urine is made up of excess water and dissolved waste materials which are secreted by the kidney via a process called filtration from the bloodstream and eventually expelled via the urethra from our body through a process called urination. It is an elimination process of liquid waste product from what we have been eating and drinking that our body wants to eliminate. Besides the mentioned materials, urine is also found to contain dead blood cells, DNA, numerous waste compounds generated by a cellular metabolism, other water-soluble chemicals as well as materials generated from various body processes. In a test known as urinalysis, these chemicals can be diagnosed, analyzed and detected, while in pregnant women, amniocentesis is a test used to analyze amniotic fluid, which is closely associated to urine. Its yellow color comes from a pigment that results from the breakdown of hemoglobin or the processing of dead blood cells in our liver, which is medically called urochrome, giving the urine a pale yellow color.

What Do Kidneys Do for Us?

Our kidneys do a great job for us by processing or filtering the blood plasma, while allowing sugars, vitamins, water, amino acids and other important substances back into our bloodstream. The excess salts, minerals, urea from protein digestion, water, waste of hormone, certain toxins, urochrome as well as creatinine generated from the muscle breakdown are then eliminated from our body via urination process.

From the video explanation, you understand that our kidneys act as filters to purify our blood by eliminating excess waste and fluids through its tiny filters called gomeruli. When our kidneys are healthy, the glomeruli can purify the blood bring by the artery and waste from the bloodstream. The blood purification process occurs in our kidneys helps eliminating waste and extra fluids out of our body via the ureter in the form of urine, while the clean blood goes out of our kidneys and back into the blood vessels via the vein. Therefore, it is very important to care for your kidneys.

Why Do Urine Tests Matter?

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A urine test check is deemed necessary as its result may give you information on different components of urine, and a waste product produced by your kidneys. The regular urine test also helps to find the cause of symptoms for certain diseases. Therefore, the test can give you invaluable information regarding the status of your health and the problems your body is facing.

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  1. Good detailed write with video and composition supporting so well too.

  2. I dont know how you do it. This is another one that it just amazing. The detail and ex. pics are wonderful. Really great job.

  3. Great article. How is it that you come up with this wealth of information? You’re a genius. Great work!

  4. Interesting information as always Chan. An educational one at that.

  5. Absolutely helpful information for anyone about kidneys. Great work.

  6. Thanks again, Dr. CHAN LEE PENG

  7. I agree with jo oliver, this is an amazing article, Chan. I enjoyed it very much and learned at the same time.

  8. Great Info! I hate to admit this, but I always do a glance to see the color.

  9. Chan this is another fantastic job. I cannot think of enough superlatives to describe it.

  10. Chan,
    Another great piece of information. Your article and videos are well put together. Thanks for sharing this information.
    Take care,

  11. informative article…thanks for sharing…take care…

  12. A very comprehensive, and extremely informative article..Amazing!

  13. This article is very informative and so interesting. You are very knowledgeable in so many areas of study. I enjoy reading your articles, in that with each article I read, I learn more and more about things I never knew before. Thanks so very much for sharing your knowledge.

    Take Care,

    Kiki Stamatiou (Joanna Maharis)


  15. this is very educational and informative article..and since i am a medical student it really catch up my attention ..and the pictures along with it were all clearly go along with your article.thank you for sharing your knowledge ..and i am looking forward to read more of your work..

    keep safe ..
    blessings always,

  16. Very informative and professional, great reading. ~T

  17. An incredible,well searched article that’s indepth and helpful. Thanks for offering the pictures. They really give me a better understanding of the kidney functions.

  18. This is very helpful information thanks

  19. wonderful, wonderful, useful , informative , one of the best

  20. thank u!!!!!

  21. Very good article. Easy to understand, with clear and concise explanation. Thank you for the informative and enriching article.

  22. this was really helpful, thank you (:

  23. Mr Peng…I want to thank you for the time and extensive documenting of your paper. I have just completed my urology section in school and your work is a wonderful resource.
    The only thing….if there was someway that each of the images could each be identifed to be sure of exactly what it was I was looking at, would be so very helpful. Is there a way I can find this out without having to do extensive research?
    Thank you…Jennie

  24. Hi Jennie,

    You can find the image link by clicking on the image souce. No, you have to do extensive research by reading many academical studies to get the job done.


  25. this is sooo helpful! thanks it got me a great mark on exam

  26. A well-detailed information. Thanks Chan for sharing this very helpful post.

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