The urine pH is a measurement of its acidity and reflects the metabolic activity of the body, with both the control and correction thereof being important.
A high pH or a pH that is too low is often related to a higher risk of suffering from certain diseases, such as, for example:
- Renal lithiasis or kidney stones
- Urine infections
- Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis
- Overactive bladder
- Calcification of urinary stents
In patients with a previous disorder, variations in urine pH may cause severe complications to arise.
The symptoms of these illnesses may vary from pain in the kidney area to changes in the colour of the urine or in the urgency to urinate. These symptoms directly affect the quality of life of those who suffer from them.