The human body contains both acids and bases. The body maintains the pH of blood between 7.35 and 7.45. The pH level of the urine varies, so Doctors often measure urine pH to evaluate the pH level of the body. Low urine pHhas been associated with Metabolic Syndrome, the symptoms of which are:
Amazing but true! According to Low Urine pH: A Novel Feature of Metabolic Syndrome, A difference of less than1pH in your urine may determine whether or not you will suffer from the symptoms of metabolic syndrome!
"Participants with the metabolic syndrome had a significantly lower 24-h urine pH compared with participants without the metabolic syndrome. Mean 24-h urine pH, adjusted for age, gender, creatinine clearance, and 24-h urine sulfate, decreased from 6.15, 6.10, 5.99, 5.85, to 5.69 with increasing number of metabolic syndrome abnormalities". - (2007 Maalouf, et al pg 1, paragraph 3)
If you think you may be affected by metabolic syndrome, talk to your doctor.
Maalouf N. et. al. Low Urine pH: A Novel Feature of the Metabolic Syndrome University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center: http://cjasn.asnjournals.org/content/2/5/883.full.pdf
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