Does Your Urine Smell Like Roses?


You’ve probably been consuming turpentine if your urine smells like roses. This was the case with women from ancient Rome. However, consumption of turpentine is detrimental to health. There are a lot of things that you consume which affects the way your urine smells. Urine reflects the way things are working within your body and it also consists of metabolic by-products and compounds. It has been reported in various studies that dogs have the potential to detect cancer from human urine.

Urine doesn’t really smell strong. But if yours has started to smell pungent like ammonia, then this is an indication that you could be developing urinary stones, infection or are actually dehydrated. Dehydration results in the concentration of urine due to which the smell is stronger than it really is. High protein foods such as eggs and meat also result in strong smelling urine. Metabolic disorders, menopause and sexually transmitted diseases as well impart a strong smell. Here is a list of reasons which can result in a change in your urine’s odor:

* Supplements or Medications

* Genetic conditions results in sweet smelling urine such as Maple Syrup Urine Disease

* Asparagus results in foul smelling urine owing to the presence of sulphur compound methyl mercaptan. This is as well present in garlic. If you wish to prevent pungent smelling pee then it is better to cut off the tips of asparagus.

* Urinary tract infections

* Your urine turns fruity or sweet if you’re suffering from diabetes. In earlier days, doctors used to pour urine into sand to see if it attracted bugs as a test to diagnose diabetes.

When You Feel the Urge then just GO

It is quite essential to maintain a healthy urinary frequency. A frequency of six to eight times is considered average. You daily water consumption and physical activity decides your frequency. A urinary tract infection, caffeine, diabetes, an overactive bladder, neurological diseases or interstitial cystitis can cause an increase in the frequency.

Whenever you feel the urge, it is better to pee. Delaying will only result in over distension. A habitual delay at workplace where you cannot take short breaks often is something that many have to deal with. People suffering from Shy Bladder Syndrome are at increased risks as they have fear urinating in presence of others. It has been reported that 7% of public suffers from this disorder.