Is Urine Considered To Be Acidic, Basic, Or Neutral?
Human urine pH normally varies from 5.4-7.8; it may be acidic, neutral or alkaline. Under normal physiological conditions, an alkaline (high pH) urine is observed after consumptionof diet rich in vegetables and citrus fruits. However, in pathological conditions like metabolic alkalosis or respiratory alkalosis, urine becames alkaline. In urinary tract infections caused by pseudomonas or proteus (urease containing bacteria), urine also becomes alkaline. Under normal physiological conditions, an acidic (low pH) urine is observed after consumption of diet rich in proteins. However, in pathological conditions like metabolic acidosis, respiratory acidosis or diabetic ketoacidosis, urine becames acidosis. Continue reading >>