Urine smells strong or off odor. What could be causing this? How to treat it. Could it be garlic taken at night? Or could it be from drinking a lot of coke?

When you are suffering from a condition such as urinary tract infections, the urine odor resulting from it can be a cause of major discomfort and a reason for concern as well. The early stage of a urinary tract infection is believed to be the primary cause for the presence of an odor in the urine. In general, any infections occurring in the urinary tract, which lead to the development of bacteria and pus in the urine, are known as urinary tract infections. It is a condition that is more likely to affect women rather than men as the urethra in women is shorter, thus making them more prone to infections. Another possible cause could be an inflammation in the urethra, which leads to the urine appearing cloudy or milky. Foul urine odor could also emit as a result of excessive dehydration in the body.

Odor in the urine can be prevented by opting for one of the several natural home remedies that are available. To begin with, it is preferable to avoid wearing extremely tight fitting undergarments. Opting for natural fabrics like cotton which is friendlier to the skin is highly recommended. Women affected by frequent urinary tract infections are recommended to refrain from wearing panty liners as these are believed to promote the possibility of future infections. Do remember to drink plenty of water in order to ensure that the body is well hydrated.

Often, odor in the urine could also be caused due to the concentration of toxic waste in the body. These harmful toxins can be flushed out of the body by drinking the juice of freshly squeezed lemons as well as the juices of other fresh fruits. The consumption of juices helps in the reduction or the complete elimination of odor from the urine. The juices are also helpful in keeping the body temperature sufficiently cool and hydrated always. The juice of fresh cranberry is also believed to be an effective natural remedy which can be used to enhance the healing process of the urinary tract as well as to aid in the expulsion of toxins from the body. Eating raw cranberry fruits is also believed to be equally effective. You can enhance the benefits by drinking fresh juices and adding around 2 spoons of honey and yogurt to it, in place of sugar or sucrose. You can use unsweetened buttermilk which is known to be very effective in flushing the system as well as healing any infections in the urinary tract.

answered by G M

Urine odor treatment

The scent of the urine or fluid eliminated by urination is referred to as urine odor. A healthy individual fails to suffer from urine odor. Drinking lots of liquids helps. Foods and certain drugs bring about a characteristic change in the smell of urine. Intake of B complex vitamins brings about a change in color and smell of urine. A sweet smell indicates diabetes. Musty smelling urine denotes certain disorders involved with metabolism or liver diseases. Bacterial invasion causes urine to smell foul. This is more common in urinary tract infections. Smelly urine is also seen in individuals with renal stones and cystitis. Changes in the odor of urine indicate the presence of ketonuria, dehydration, urinary tract infection, maple sugar urine disease, phenyl ketonuria, hepatic failure and rectal fistula. A strong smell of ammonia also infers dehydration and maple syrup smell is typical of maple syrup disease. The intensity and volume of chemicals present in the urine correspond to the urine odor. Asparagus intake gives strong smelling urine. Though, urine odor is not dangerous, guidance of a physician is recommended.

answered by Dr C

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