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Why Do I Pee So Much
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
Frequency: Urinary frequency is usually a sign of a UTI or overactive bladder (urge incontinence). You did not mention if the frequency happens a few days after or immediately after swimming. If it happens immediately after swimming, the effect of running water or even swimming, in some women, causes a physiologic reaction to have the urge to urinate. Otherwise, check for a possible urinary infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes & thrush: Excess thirst is a sign of diabetes which can lower bodily defenses against infection & increase risk for thrush which can then make it painful to swallow. Thirst is also a protective mechanism that's activated by dehydration. Painful swallowing could be due to any number of infections eg pharyngitis and sexually transmitted diseases plus bacterial strep throat. See your FamilyDoc if persists. ...Read more
Gas: Diet is important. You may be lactose intolerant. Dairy products can be eliminated to see if that resolves it. There may be other food groups or particular substances like gluten causing it. Some people swallow air from anxiety(aerophagia) causing gas. See your md for an evaluation. ...Read more
Many reasons.: Urinary frequency can occur for many reasons, and finding the cause can often require a detailed patient history, physical exam, or other testing. Excessive fluid intake, caffeine and alcohol can make things worse. Diabetes can increase urine volume. Overactive bladder may give you the sense of urgency with little urine in the bladder. ...Read more
Vasodilatation: Alcohol acts as a vasodilator, a drug which causes small blood vessels (capillaries) to dilate. Some of this comes from an intermediate by-product of alcohol metabolism called acetaldehyde, which is usually rapidly metabolized further, but in some people it can accumulate, causing more flushing than in other people. This happens particularly in people of asian background and native americans. ...Read more
Depends: Hi. Diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus will both make you urinate more and feel very thirsty. Both can be tested for. I'm not saying it's either of those, but I can't think of many other things that will cause increased thirst and urination. Diabetes mellitus is high blood sugar and acquired diabetes insipidus is lack of a pituitary water-conserving hormone. Talk with your doc. Good luck! ...Read more
?Low Blood Sugar: Low blood sugar causes a lot of sweating. Also will make you feel weak, tremulous, palpitations, pass-out, coma and even death. Please Make sure you are not taking too much Insulin. Talk to your doctor as soon as possible so that he can review all your medications, and adjust your Insulin if need be. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Fatigue is a symptom of dozens of medical and psychological conditions. It can be related to your sleeping habits, diet, and/or environment as well. It is recommended to consult your pcp to discern the cause of your fatigue. A proper history, examination, and ancillary lab tests can help determine the factors responsible. Then treatment strategies can be employed. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Probably hormones: Bowel is affected by hormonal changes; colon, for example, has estrogen receptors, like breast and uterus. This can change function. Diet may change pre menses-chocolate cravings? This can affect gut function. Take meds like midol-can affect gut function too. Keep a diet diary, see if there are particular trigger foods. ...Read more
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