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A 22-year-old male asked:

i have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome so i drink 2.5litres water/powerade a day but i urinate loads. is this normal? im not diabetic.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Get with your doctor: Of course you're going to urinate lots if your drink this much fluid. I trust it helps your pots some and if it doesn't bother you, fine. Have you been offered rx with fludrocortisone? Propranolol? It is your choice just how aggressively this is treated; its severity varies greatly. Glad you're taking a proactive role in your care. Good luck.

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A 26-year-old male asked:

I drink 2-3liters of water per day .i urinate during the day, but at nights I wake up about 3-5 times to urinate.should I be worried?.

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Dr. Deborah McGregor
Preventive Medicine 44 years experience
No: You are drinking generously for your location in the tropics. Since kidneys work efficiently during the night and remove excess fluids naturally, do not worry about urinating during the night. If this bothers your sleep, consider drinking the bulk of your fluids earlier during the day and limiting your nighttime fluid intake after 8PM. Void before going to bed and make note if this works for you.

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