Red Pee

Women’s Wellness Part 4.5: Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

Do you get red pee after eating beetroot?

This may indicate you have low iron levels 🤯

The little-studied condition of beeturia, defined as pink or red urine after the consumption of beets, affects about 10–14% of the population.

Factors affecting this range from genetic factors, food allergy, gastric acidity, gastric emptying, and colonic oxalic acid.

A study found that this condition occurs in about 66 to 80% of people with untreated iron deficiency anaemia (John G Sotos, 1999) (Tunnessen WW, et al., 1969).

Along with 45% of patients receiving treatment for pernicious anaemia (Watson WC Luke RG, 1963).