Woman’s Own: What Wee Means for Wellbeing

16 Sep 2020 | Category: Medical

Expert Health Advice

Dr Ross Perry GP & Founder/Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Dr Ross Perry was recently invited to give expert medical advice for Woman’s Own on their health feature entitled:

“What your wee says about your wellbeing.”

As an experienced NHS GP, Ross is often asked to provide expert advice on health matters for the media and can be relied upon for sensible and reliable advice.

He opened the feature by explaining:

“Urine is a great marker for health. It looks predominantly at hydration, but can also reveal whether there are any medical conditions, such as diabetes, an infection, kidney disease or even cancer.”

Normal, healthy and well-hydrated urine should be pale yellow to gold.

One of the most common issues is for people to find their pee is dark yellow or orange. This is a sign of dehydration and a reminder to drink more. Failing to hydrate properly can lead to constipation, UTI (urinary tract infection) and other general health issues such as headaches and reduced energy levels.

Dr Ross Perry advised:

“Drink more water and you should notice a change the next time you pee.”

Adults should aim to drink 1.2 litres a day, which equates to between 6 and 8 glasses of water.

If urine is dark brown or black, then that could be a sign of skin cancer, but that is very rare. Dr Ross Perry is a leading expert on skin cancer in the UK. He said:

“You’re normally more likely to spot a melanoma from checking your skin.”

Other issues covered in the article included:

  • Bright yellow urine – most often a potential consequence of taking multivitamins containing B supplement, but could indicate liver problems so see your GP if concerned
  • Pink or red urine – can be an effect of eating beetroot or new medication. However, blood in your urine is not normal, so see a GP if you are worried
  • Milky white urine – could be a UTI (urinary tract infection), or cystitis or a kidney infection. May also be painful. See a GP for diagnosis and treatment
  • Green urine – usually a consequence of eating something green e.g. asparagus

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Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perry

Dr Ross Perry is Founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics.

He qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1994. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.

He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is best known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts skin tags) and natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic injections.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered doctors and surgeons.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and anti-ageing injections; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

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Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email enquiries@cosmedics.co.uk to book an appointment.

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