As urine color indicates your health, the smell of urine is also an important indicator of health.
There are many substances that affect your urine’s smell and tell you if everything is Ok with your health.
Urine must not have a strong odor at all. If the smell reminds you of ammonia, you may have urinary infection, kidney stone or simply are dehydrated.
Menopause, impaired metabolism and sexually transmitted diseases cause strong urine aroma. Also, such a smell develops due to consuming foods with lots of protein.
Mostly, asparagus causes a smell of the urine similar to cabbage or eggs (sulfur). The smell of asparagus disappears in 2 days.
– Urinary disease that smells of maple syrup
This genetic disorder can cause your urine to smell too sweet.
Diabetes is characterized with a sweet urine smell, or in worse case, fungal. In the past, doctors diagnosed diabetes by drying the urine and waiting to see whether it will attract bugs or not.
If you are completely healthy, your urine should be composed of 95% water and has a weak smell.
If you notice and feel strong and unpleasant odor, then you need to immediately see a doctor!