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Diabetes and Stinky Urine

Diabetes

Diabetes is caused by an inadequate amount of insulin in the blood.  The result is that higher than normal levels of glucose start to appear…More..

 

 

 

 

 

Ketoacidosis

Ketoacidosis is when the body has abnormally high concentrations of ketones. This lowers the pH of the blood. Ketoacidosis can cause urine to smell bad.  The smell is usually described as “like fruit” or “like nail polish remover”. The odor is caused by the release of acetone.More..

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Foods, Drinks and Spices that Make Your Pee Smell Bad

Certain foods and drinks can cause your urine to smell bad. Fortunately, in most cases the smell is harmless and goes away within a day or two.  

 

Cruciferous Vegetables (Broccoli, Cauliflower, etc.)

Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts, can sometimes cause urine to have an unusual or foul odor.

Chilies and Other Spicy Foods

 

Eating foods that are naturally spicy, such as chili peppers, can make you have foul smelling urine, especially if you eat them in large quantities.

Garlic

Garlic is another food that can cause your pee to smell bad, especially when eaten in large quantities or when eaten raw. It contains sulfuric substances that smell unpleasant to the human nose.

 

 

 

 

Read on to learn more about the common foods, drinks and spices that can cause smelly pee.

 

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Foods, Drinks and Spices that Cause Smelly Urine

Certain foods and drinks can cause your urine to smell bad. Fortunately, in most cases the smell is harmless and goes away within a day or two.  

 

Spices Such as Cumin, Coriander & Saffron

Heavily spiced foods in general can cause stinky urine. Cumin, coriander and saffron in particular can give your urine a foul odor.


Fortunately, the bad smell will go away on its own in about a day.

Read on to learn more about the common foods, drinks and spices that can cause smelly pee.

Asparagus

 

The most notorious food that causes foul smelling urine is asparagus.  While it is great for your health, it can leave you with an unusual odor in your urine for a day or two. The odor is often described as being like sulfur or rotten cabbage. 

 

The odor in urine caused by eating asparagus is completely normal and will go away naturally in about one day.

 

Next time you get an asparagus craving, try these tricks to lessen the strong smell in your urine:

 

Select large stalks of asparagus.  They contain less of the sulfuric compounds that make your pee stink than the thinner stalks do.

 

Add fresh lemon juice to your asparagus right before eating it.  Some say the acidity of the lemon juice balances out the substances in asparagus that cause foul-smelling urine.

Related:

 

Causes of Smelly Urine Related to Ketones

 

Yeast Infections and Stinky Urine

 

Smoking and Smelly Urine

 

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​Causes of Smelly Urine Related to Ketones

High Protein, Low Carb Diets

Eating a diet high in protein puts your liver to work. As your liver processes the extra protein you’ve taken in, it produces am
monia as a by-product.  Since ammonia is toxic, your liver converts it to urea…MORE..

 

 

 

Eating Disorders

 

The eating disorders Anorexia and Bulimia can cause stinky urine in a couple of different ways.  One way is from starvation causing an excess of ketones in the blood.  In the case of bulimia, repeated vomiting may also contribute to foul smelling urine…MORE..

 

Starvation

Starvation can cause the body to go into ketosis.  The above-average level of ketones in the blood may cause stinky urine.

 

Fasting

Fasting, like starvation and eating disorders, can cause your body to go into ketosis.  While fasting, you may notice that your urine smells bad.  The reason is that your body is eliminating ketones from your blood, and they don’t smell very good.

Glycogen Storage Disease

 

Glycogen storage disease type 1, or GSDI or von Gierke disease, is a genetic disorder.  That means that if your parents or grandparents had it, you may be at risk.  It starts early, when you’re still an infant, and it can lead to problems with growth later in life. MORE.. 

 

Renal Glycosuria

Renal glycosuria is a very rare inherited disease, estimated to affect just 0.16-6.3% of the population.  Although the condition is benign, which means that people who have it don’t have many problems, it can make your urine smell bad.MORE..

 

 

Pregnancy and Lactation

 

Hormonal changes during pregnancy or lactation can cause stinky urine.  However, another possible reason you are noticing extremely smelly urine while you’re pregnant may be the changes in your own sense of smell…once again, due to hormones.

 

Extreme Stress or Illness

 

There are many ways that extreme stress or illness can cause stinky urine, but the most common is the change in your body’s hormones.  Your body may start operating differently under extreme stress, causing all sorts of problems, including smelly pee.

 


Repeated Vomiting

C’mon…you don’t want to see a photo for that, do you?  Have a daisy instead.

 

Hyperthyroidism

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Not Drinking Enough Water Causes Stinky Urine

When you do not drink enough water, your urine becomes more and more concentrated. That makes its smell stronger- usually, that is a smell of ammonia, which is very unpleasant.

On top of that, not drinking enough water makes you urinate less often. Infrequent urination can make other causes of stinky urine worse, such as a build-up of waste products or overgrowth of bacteria.

Not Drinking Enough Water Causes Stinky Urine

The amount of water you should drink depends on your size, health, activity level and environment. Try starting with 8 to 12 (8 ounce) glasses per day. Keep in mind that certain other drinks you might be consuming could be making you lose water, such as coffee, tea or soda.

Exercise, sweating, harsh weather conditions and illness all affect your body’s water requirements. Take these factors into account when deciding how much water to drink each day.

If you would like a boost to get rid of foul smelling urine, try Urifresh, which binds the substances that cause stinky urine.

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Ketoacidosis

Ketoacidosis is when the body has abnormally high concentrations of ketones. This lowers the pH of the blood. Ketoacidosis can cause urine to smell bad.  The smell is usually described as “like fruit” or “like nail polish remover”. The odor is caused by the release of acetone.

Ketoacidosis

 

 

Ketoacidosis is a state of extreme ketosis.  Ketosis is when the body uses fat for energy instead of sugar.  It is normal for a person to be in ketosis sometimes, but in Ketoacidosis this normal biological state is out of control and is dangerous. 

 

Ketoacidosis occurs most often in those with uncontrolled type 1 diabetes.  People who have type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin to regulate the ketones in their blood.  This makes their blood more acidic, which is compounded by the high blood sugar that also results from a lack of insulin.

 

Alcoholism can also be a cause of ketoacidosis. 

Ketoacidosis is a medical emergency. If you are having symptoms you believe might be caused by ketoacidosis, you should seek medical care immediately.

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Low Carb Diets and Stinky Urine

Low Carb Diets and Stinky UrineExperiencing unusual smelling urine or even foul smelling urine is a common issue for those on low carb diets. Diets like the Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, Paleo Diet and the Ketogenic Diet can cause smelly urine for several different reasons.

High Protein Diets Cause Stinky Urine

Low carb diets are usually high in protein. Consuming all that extra protein makes your liver work harder, and ammonia is a by-product of that. Ammonia is toxic to the body, so the liver converts it to urea. It is then expelled from the body in urine. If you have very high concentrations of ammonia, you might even be able to smell it in your urine.

If ammonia levels in your urine are high enough that you can easily smell them, your body is probably also releasing ammonia through your breath and sweat as well.  This could put you in the unfortunate position of battling stinky urine, body odor and bad breath all at once.

High Protein Diets Are Often High In Sulfur

Lots of foods that are high in protein also happen to be high in sulfur, which is known to cause stinky urine. Red meat, poultry, eggs, fish and nuts all have high sulfur content.

On top of that, many vegetables low carb diets allow contain high levels of sulfur. Asparagus, broccoli, green beans and peas, for example, are all offenders. As mentioned above, if your diet has high levels of sulfur, it may cause not only stinky pee, but bad breath and body odor.

Higher Ketone Levels In Urine Make It Smell Bad

High protein/low carb diets can cause your body to go into ketosis, which is another main reason these types of diets can cause stinky pee. Ketosis is when your body is using fat as fuel instead of sugar. In many low carb diets, ketosis is the goal because it is believed to encourage weight loss.

When your body burns fat, it produces more ketones. That can make your pee have a sweet or fruity smell or make it smell like acetone/nail polish remover.

The problem that most people on low carb diets face is that being in ketosis is a necessary part of their diet. If ketosis comes with foul smelling urine, it’s hard to change your diet, knowing it might affect your weight loss goals. On the other hand, nobody wants stinky urine!

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