Polyuria

Polyuria is a urological condition of excessive urination (over 2.5 liters per day). The most common reason for Polyuria is various forms of diabetes that is under poor control or is not yet under treatment. Other conditions causing polyuria are Polycystic kidney disease, Sickle cell disease, Pyelonephritis, Amyloidosis, Sjogren syndrome, and Myeloma. Certain drugs can also cause polyuria. Some causes of Polynuria are accompanied by red or bloody urine, called hematuria. Hematuria that you can see with the naked eye is called Gross Hematuria.

Polyuria and Drinking Too Many Liquids

The body is designed to remove unnecessary nutrients even if they are good for us. In an attempt to maintain an healthy lifestyle, many people drink much more water and other fluids than their bodies actually require. The excess urine gets removed from the body. It often has white urine color because it had not had enough time to sit in the bladder and mix with Urobilin.

So if you are going to pee very often because you are consuming a diet high in fruits, vegetables and healthy liquids, that is a very good thing. It is nearly impossible to do harm to your body from consuming too much water unless it is really an unreasonably high amount.

Polyuria and Diabetes

High urination frequency is one of the most common accompanying symptoms of polyuria. Diabetes Mellitus is the most common cause of polyuria. Other types of diabetes causing Polyuria are central diabetes insipidus and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. This form of Polyuria is caused by the Diabetes patient not being able to produce enough insulin on their own, which in turn leaves them with high concentration of sugar in their blood, and an increased amount of sugar that the kidneys have to filter from the blood, which ends up in your bladder and fills it up faster, causing the patients to pee more frequently. We will discuss best diagnosis practices later in this article.

Other Causes of Polyuria

Cold temperature increases urine production as well. This condition is called Cold diuresis. It is something just about everyone has experienced in their life. During cold temperatures, the amount of time we expect to wait between urinating decreases and we tend to have to urinate more frequently. It can cause some timing inaccuracies if we are outside and make for some anxious moments before we are able to get to a restroom. If your physical environment changes to become more cold such as during seasonal changes when Fall becomes Winter, and you notice an increase in the number of times you have to pee, it may just be from the weather change. Do monitor your peeing and be watchful for other accompanying symptoms because you don't want to wait 3 months for Winter to pass to find out that your frequent urination wasn't completely from the cold weather.

Seeking Diagnosis

To diagnose the root of the frequent urination, your healthcare professional such as a urologist or nephrologist may want to perform a urine test to check the levels various chemicals in your urine to get more signs and symptoms of what may be happening in your urinary tract and the rest of your body. People also have a number of urine tests available to them to buy over the counter. Such tests measure many chemicals in urine from glucose to presence of proteins to various drugs, and many more other kinds of substances. The problem with the take home tests is that they only help you understand symptoms. To make a diagnosis, it is much more prudent to see a doctor if you have the ability to do that.

A doctor will take many factors into consideration. He or she will ask you about your family's and personal health history, your diet, lifestyle, possible drug and alcohol use, and activity level. Then the doctor may send you for any number of urine, blood, saliva, or imaging tests to try to get a full picture of what is happening inside your body. After the test results come in, your doctor will be in a much better position to make a proper diagnosis, and suggest proper treatment.

Thinking Ahead With Prevention

The best thing to do is to become concerned with your health at an early stage in your life, and not after some problem happens. Eating a healthy diet, getting enough exercise, and maintaining a healthy body weight throughout your life will put you at a very decreased risk of developing serious illnesses later in your life. Eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables, and exercise regularly. Don't drink, smoke, or do other drugs in excessive amounts, while leading a healthy lifestyle, and you will be rewarded for it with better health.

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