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Excessive urination may bring confusion in its possible meaning for peeing too often in its frequency or too much in total daily urine volume. By AUA, peeing >8 times in 24 hrs is urinary frequency, though I do not agree to. Peeing often may be related with much urine excretion resulting from over drinking, poor renal ...Read more
Classic causes: But many patients have taken to consuming large amounts of water due to perception that this is valuable for their health. An internist is ideal to figure this out. ...Read more
What can be bad things besides embarassment with polyuria? Does too much urinating mean my body is loosing vitamins or not getting enouph?
May be normal: The amount of urine that is produced may or may not have anything to do with kidney function. If you drink a lot of fluids, then naturally you will urinate more. On the other hand, polyuria may indicate some kidney abnormalities particularly in the way the kidney is handling fluids. Generally, polyuria does not result in the loss of nutrients such as vitamins or proteins. ...Read more
Fluid drug hormone: Fluid overload will lead to increased urination, diuretics (there are many) also. Lask of anti diuretic hormone (ADH) is diabetes insipidus, which is increased urination. Psychiatric conditions can also cause this, (psychogenic polydipsia) high blood sugar as in diabetes mellitus also causes increased urination, the glucose acts as a diuretic. ...Read more
How do you treat overactive adrenal glands? Doc says my s&s sound like adrenal...Insomnia, strong pulse, dry lips and mouth, polyuria.
Complicated: There ar many factors to be considered. First, a solid diagnosis. You need specific tests to confirm or rule this out. Next, if you do have excess hormone, the source must be determined: pituitary tumor, adrenal tumor, or ectopic production. Next, there are several medications used temporarily but, ultimately, the treatment is surgical. Is your doctor an endocrinologist? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A Couple of Things: Thirst is controlled by a center in the brainstem. That center is sensitive (exquisitely so) to the concentration of sodium in the blood. So, from that, you can gather the two simple answers. If the sodium level is too low for any reason, it would require more than usual dehydration to raise it to the level triggering thirst. If the center is less responsive (old age) the thirst signal is weaker. ...Read more
Ployuria and high BP: The most common cause of polyuria (p) is uncontrolled diabetes. Other causes are diabetes insipidus either central or nephrogenic. I suspect that the person with hypertension (h) and p is taking a diuretic agent which causes one to excrete a lot of urine to control h. If the person you are referring to takes diuretics, that could be the cause of p. If not, the person should see a physician. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When someone takes lithium as medication he has side effects of dry mouth and polyuria
for treating those symptoms he is given diuretic. How come?
Diabetes insipidus: One side effect of lithium is nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. If this was diagnosed correctly, one treatment option is a diuretic.Mechanism is unknown but it is thought that this will "confuse" the kidneys into retaining more fluids thereby alleviating the polyuria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can cause severe thirst (7-10 liters per day) other than diabetes insipidus without diabetes mellitus (normal blood sugar)?
Polydipsia ? etiolog: Psycogenic polydpsia can cause this but other physiologic causes must be ruled out by basic chemistries. You should see your PCP for blood work. ...Read more
Two types: Either antidiuretic hormone (ADH (vasopressin)) is not being made in the posterior part of the pituitary or ADH (vasopressin) is being made, but the kidney lacks the receptor to which ADH (vasopressin) is bound in order to work to preserve water from leaving the body in excess. ...Read more
If the number going to pee makes a person feel inconvenient for daily living , it is denoted as urinary frequency or frequent urination, which should be individualized to reflect the function of bladder storage and emptying, urine excretion, and fluid consumption, although AUA defined it as peeing more than 8 times in ...Read more