What Are the Causes of an Alkaline Reaction in Urine?

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What Are the Causes of an Alkaline Reaction in Urine?
Tests are performed on urine to determine if the alkaline level is too high. (urine test image by Keith Frith from Fotolia.com)

Normal, healthy urine usually is slightly alkaline or acidic. Normal acidic urine results from the consumption of amino acids and proteins. Normal alkaline urine is a result of the consumption of vegetables, legumes and citrus fruit. Alkaline urine can be detected with a test of the pH in the urine. Normal pH levels range from 5.0 to 6.0. Alkaline urine has a pH range from 8.0 to 8.5.

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