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Urine Volume Per Day
Does being real tall affect urine volume? They say < 2L a day is normal but I put out atleast 3-5 in a day. Is this because I'm 6'8" and just larger
Urine output varies: How much you eat and drink has more to do with your volume of urine than your size. It's true a big guy who is 6'8" will make more urine than a little old lady who is 5'5", but there is not a direct correlation to size. Stay well hydrated, drink at least 64 oz of water and non-sugary beverages a day and your kidneys will thank you! ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Age 70, CKD (Cr 2.6). Is sudden fall of BP from 160/80 to 130/70 for 3 days with decreased urine volume a warning sign for CKD? Or it may just happen?
Probably okay: Try to stay decently hydrated as your physician permits. Everyone's blood pressure fluctuates as does the urine volume. The sudden onset of acute renal failure will leave you feeling very sick. Be careful not to take meds that may shut your kidneys down temporarily (ibuprofen is infamous) unless you have your physician's permission first; otherwise sudden kidney failure is unlikely. ...Read more
When tumors secrete high levels of vasopressin, what happens to plasma osmolarity, urine osmolarity and urine volume ?
It could: If you have diabetes or glucose intolerance, a high sugar intake may cause spilling of glucose into the urine. This would cause additional urine to be made. I this case it would act like a diuretic, resulting in a larger urine volume. Usually thirst accompanies this phenomenon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do the results mean : on a 24 hr urine calcium sample with results of 433.8 calcium for 1800 ml urine volume. I am 41 yrs old. 5 ft tall..137 lbs?
Hypercalcuria: Possible primary or secondary hyperparthyroidism. Also refer to my previous answer to your question. ...Read more
My baby is born with narrowed renal arteries. What effect will this condition have on urine volume?
There are several: There are several concerns. The immediate is blood pressure. If the blood pressure is high for an infant it may need to be treated. If the kidney function tests are normal in the first few weeks of life then urine volume should be relatively normal. If Blood pressure becomes elevated and untreated, kidney disease can set in and reduce urine volume fluids need to be restricted at that time. ...Read more
My urine volume for uric acid testing was 6300 ml. Would that increase make a ua result of 1216 mg normal ? Do you adjust for volume ? Ty
Not really: Making 6 liters of urine means you drank a whole lot, likely too much. That said, it should effect your uric acid excretion too much. I would repeat the test with a more normal 2-3 liter oral intake of fluids. You should also have your blood uric acid level checked, and you urine ph with a dipstick. ...Read more
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