Smoking is an “equal opportunity offender.” It is just as deadly for women as it is for men when it comes to bladder cancer. Regardless of gender, one of the most important risk factors for developing bladder cancer is smoking. Let’s learn more specifics about the link between smoking and bladder cancer.
Although not the most pleasant of topics, the color of your urine can tell you a lot about your current health. The color of your urine can come in almost all colors of the rainbow, however, certain colors can be a cause for alarm and could signal an underlying health problem. Use the chart below to discover what the colors in your toilet mean.
This is the ideal color! You are hydrated and healthy.
You are dehydrated. You can fix this by drinking water.
This can be liver/bile duct problems, dehydration, or food dye. You should drink some water, if it doesn’t change, give Dr. Symbas a call.
This is good. You are hydrated and healthy.
This means you should drink water – you are very dehydrated.
This is typically a sign of food dye or an effect of medication but it could be a bacterial infection or disease. Contact a urologist if it is persistent.
There is not anything to worry about. This urine color is normal.
This can be liver disease or severe dehydration. You should drink some water, if it doesn’t change, give us a call.
Typically this is a sign of infection, blood, prostate problems, or kidney disease unless you recently ate beets, blueberries, or rhubarb.
This may be a sign of kidney problems or too much protein. If this is ongoing, give Dr. Symbas a call!
This could be caused by many things such as dyes, medications, laxatives, or chemotherapy. Contact our office today if you are not sure!