Clear Urine

Does clear urine mean you’re healthy? What causes clear urine?

Clear urine CAN mean you’re healthy. Typically, the healthier you are, the lighter your urine color. While you would think that clear urine would mean a well hydrated, healthy body, it may actually be a symptom of some other issues. The ideal healthy urine color is actually a straw yellow color. Clear urine that does not appear to have any color can mean that you are healthy and have a well-hydrated body, but it could also mean that you are over hydrated and risk water intoxication (water poisoning) or you may even have diabetes.

So, how do you know if you are just healthy or if you have diabetes?

Well, diabetes can be accompanied by increased thirst and frequent urination. So, ask yourself, are you thirsty all the time? Are you drinking more than 8 glasses of water a day, and you feel like you still need more water? If you find you’re always thirsty, not just occasionally but frequently thirsty, then take a diabetes test. Don’t mess around when it comes to diabetes.

There are 2 different types of diabetes here. Do you notice an increase in the frequency of urination? Are you always thirsty even though you’re drinking a lot of water? Do you wake up a lot of night to urinate. Is your child wetting the bed a lot? Bedwetting and Nocturia (waking up to urinate often) along with a increase in urination can be symptoms of Diabetes Insipidus.

Clear urine color can be a symptom of Diabetes Insipidus.

Now don’t worry, this type of diabetes has nothing to do with the more commonly known and more serious sugar diabetes type I and type II. The only thing Diabetes Insipidus (sometimes called Water Diabetes) shares with Diabetes Mellitus (type one and type two sugar diabetes) is that you have an increase of thirst Clear urine color and or urination. (whichever doctor thought that naming this diabetes insipidus wouldn’t create any confusion, needs a reality check.). Diabetes Insipidus is actually a metabolic disorder that has to do with your kidneys and your pituitary gland. The concentration of your urine is not at normal levels. This causes you to urinate frequently. This also accounts for the urine being clear instead of a natural straw yellow or pale yellow urine color.

As long as your water intake can be kept up, there’s no real immediate danger with Diabetes Insipidus. You do have to take care to make sure you are getting a proper intake of water to make up for all the water you body is pushing out. Since the concentration of your urine is incorrect, your body has to push out more water than normal to make sure the waste is expelled from your body. If you do not drink enough, you risk dehydration. Your doctor can provide information on how to live with and treat Diabetes Insipidus.

How do you tell Diabetes Insipidus from type 1 of type 2 Sugar Diabetes Mellitus?

Well, the sure way is to do a glucose test. Your doctor can help you determine if you have Sugar Diabetes Mellitus or just Diabetes Insipidus. The later is far less dangerous.

So, how much is too much water to drink? How often is it too frequent urination? If you are drinking more than a gallon of water (about 12 glasses of water) a day, then you may be drinking more than normal. Be careful that you don’t drink too much water, or you may be at risk of water intoxication. If you urinate more than 3.5 quarts a day, than that is higher than normal. The average person does not urinate more than 2 cups every two hours. If you are urinating too frequently, you may need to take an anti-diuretic such as DDAVP.

Again, if you have questions about the frequency of your urination, please see your doctor. He or she may recommend a urologist.

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