Testing your health at home using urinalysis 10 parameter urine strips
With the coronavirus pandemic, many people are increasingly wanting to be able to improve and take control of their health, and are not wanting to be visiting their already overstretched doctors, for non-urgent screening tests.
But did you know you can screen yourself quickly and easily at home for many indicators of big health problems?
Urinalysis strips can be used to test urine at home in less than 2 minutes
This allows you to screen yourself for common medical conditions, and by identifying these conditions earlier, can lead to diagnosis and treatment at a much earlier stage.
Each urine strip tests your urine sample for these 10 parameters:
- Specific Gravity
Glucose levels in the urine could be a sign of diabetes or prediabetes. The urine testing strips can also be used by known diabetics to monitor glucose levels.
Albumin (Protein) levels in the urine could be a sign of poor kidney health. These urine test strips can also be used to check for proteinuria (or albuminuria), this protein in your urine can be a sign of nephrotic syndrome, or an early sign of kidney disease.
PH levels in the urine could be a sign of poor kidney health and an environment that could easily lead to Kidney Stones. You could use urinalysis strips to test the level of acidity or alkalinity of the urine sample which can be affected by many diseases, diet and medicines.
Specific gravity (or the urine concentration) could be a sign of many health concerns. This can be an indicator of:
- Addison Disease
- Heart Failure
- High sodium levels
- Renal artery stenosis
- Glucose in urine
- Renal tubular necrosis
- Drinking too much fluid
- Kidney failure
- Low sodium
- Severe kidney infection
Blood in the urine that could be a symptom of:
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Kidney stones
- Enlarged Prostate
Please contact your doctor if you find there to be blood in the urine (unless you are on your period) . Blood in your urine may be bright pink, red or dark brown.
Ketones are a byproduct of the breakdown of fatty acids. Ketones in the urine are an indicator that your body is breaking down fats to use for energy. Ketones in the urine is one of the indicators that those following fat burning keto diets, use to monitor progress.
If you are diabetic and have high ketone levels coupled with high blood sugar, this can be an indication of diabetic ketoacidosis, a serious medical emergency.
Nitrites in the urine could be a sign of infection.
Leukocytes in the urine could be a sign of infection.
Bilirubin in the urine which could be a sign of liver disease or jaundice. Gall bladder disease can also cause bilirubin to be present in the urine.
Urobilinogen is formed from the reduction of bilirubin. Normal urine contains some urobilinogen. If there is little or no urobilinogen in urine, it can mean your liver isn't working correctly.