Urine: Monitoring Your Pee for Dark Yellow Signs of (De)Hydration

Creating a healthy lifestyle includes monitoring what goes into your body as well as what comes out. Your urine offers some clues to the condition of your health through sight and smell.

If you are drinking enough fluids and are otherwise healthy, urine does not usually have a strong smell and is straw like in color.

Water makes up more than two-thirds of the weight of the human body. Without water, humans would die in a few days. All your cells and organs need water to function. If adequate water is not consumed on a daily basis the body fluids will be out of balance, causing dehydration.

Dehydration means your body does not have as much water and fluids as it should. Symptoms of dehydration include:

  • low urine out
  • no urine output
  • concentrated ~ dark yellow color of urine

Keeping your body hydrated is essential to keeping it healthy. Make a habit of taking a source of fluids everywhere you go. Hydrate throughout the day, not only at meal times.

Maintaining healthy hydration is a simple matter of monitoring your pee for the dark yellow signs of dehydration.