Why Urinalysis

Interesting facts about urinalysis

At a glance

Urine or urine analysis has always been one of the basic diagnostic tools in medicine.

Humans excrete non-usable or toxic metabolic products, so that an analysis of the urine allows conclusions to be drawn about the metabolic situation and the state of health.

Urinalysis is indispensable, especially for diseases of the kidneys and the urinary tract. But also metabolic diseases or derailments such as diabetes or azidoses (hyperacidity), the presence of bacteria in the urinary tract or drug and drug use can be determined by a urinalysis. Urine also provides information about the fluid balance in the body and with regard to pregnancies, ovulation tests using urine are the most widespread examination.

Why Urinalysis

During the urine examination, the urine is assessed according to various criteria.

In addition to the quality (urine components) and quantity (quantity), the characteristics of emptying (micturition) may also be of interest. Micturition characteristics include urination duration, urination pressure and specific delivery patterns. Depending on the micturition symptoms, e.g. emptying problems in prostate complaints or incontinence, these parameters differ and allow conclusions to be drawn about the degree of severity, among other things.

In addition to urinary incontinence, the early detection of infections and a conclusion about the fluid balance in the body also play a role in care.

A measurement of urine can also be interesting in diets, as the metabolic situation in the body changes depending on the diet form. A low-carb diet, if done correctly, should lead to increased metabolism of fat. The end products of this metabolic pathway are ketones, which are excreted in the urine. A measurement of this parameter can therefore be used as a diet control. In the sports and fitness sector, the measurement of the pH value can be used to monitor inflammatory processes. Inflammation causes an acidic environment, which can be reflected in an acidic urine. The monitoring of an adequate fluid balance is also useful in sports due to the increased loss of fluid in the form of sweat.

Urine testing may be of particular interest in the following areas:


Urine testing may be of particular interest in the following areas:

In summary, urine is a reflection of what humans have eaten and how it has been metabolized in the body.


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