Urine specific gravity is 1.000
Healthy urine is about 1% denser than water. Your test of LOW SPECIFIC GRAVITY (Low Density) may be caused by drinking too much water (or water-based drinks such as tea, coffee, or soda), protein deficiency from prolonged fasting, use of certain medications, kidney problems, or diabetes.
A urine specific gravity of 1.000 is abnormally low and typically indicates a condition known as "dilute urine." This means that the urine is very watery and less concentrated than usual. There can be several reasons for this:
- Overhydration: Drinking excessive amounts of water or fluids can lead to dilute urine.
- Kidney dysfunction: Certain kidney conditions can impair the kidneys' ability to concentrate urine properly, leading to a low specific gravity.
- Diabetes insipidus: This rare condition affects the body's ability to regulate water balance, causing excessive thirst and dilute urine.
- Monitor fluid intake: If overhydration is the cause, try to regulate fluid intake and ensure it's within healthy limits (usually 6-8 glasses per day).
- Consult a healthcare professional: If the low specific gravity persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, consult a doctor for further evaluation and diagnosis.
- Kidney function tests: A healthcare provider may conduct tests to assess kidney function and determine if any underlying issues exist.
- Follow medical advice: Depending on the cause, the doctor will provide specific recommendations to address the underlying condition.
Remember that this information is general and not a substitute for medical advice.