Abnormally low urine output.

Symptoms of Oliguria

The following features are indicative of Oliguria:
  • decreased urine output
  • fluid retention
  • drowsiness
  • shortness of breath
  • fatigue
  • confusion
  • nausea
  • chest pain or pressure
It is possible that Oliguria shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Oliguria

The following are the most common causes of Oliguria:
  • impaired blood flow to the kidneys
  • damage to the kidneys
  • urine blockage in the kidneys
  • yellow fever
  • crush syndrome
  • alkalosis

Risk Factors for Oliguria

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Oliguria:
  • blockages in the blood vessels in the arms or legs
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • heart failure
  • kidney diseases
  • liver diseases

Prevention of Oliguria

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Oliguria. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • make a healthy lifestyle a priority
  • eat a balanced diet
  • drink alcohol only in moderation

Occurrence of Oliguria

Number of Cases

The following are the number of Oliguria cases seen each year worldwide:
  • Very common > 10 Million cases

Common Age Group

Oliguria can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Oliguria can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Oliguria

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Oliguria:
  • Urine output measurements: To measure the amount of urine you excrete in a day
  • Urine tests: To analyze the abnormalities
  • Blood tests: To measure the kidney function
  • Imaging tests: To see the structure of the kidneys

Doctor for Diagnosis of Oliguria

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Oliguria:
  • Nephrologist
  • Endocrinologist

Complications of Oliguria if untreated

Yes, Oliguria causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Oliguria is left untreated:
  • fluid buildup
  • chest pain
  • muscle weakness
  • permanent kidney damage
  • can be fatal

Procedures for Treatment of Oliguria

The following procedures are used to treat Oliguria:
  • Dialysis: Removes the waste products and extra fluid from the blood
  • Kidney transplant: Surgically placing a healthy kidney from a donor into the another body

Self-care for Oliguria

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Oliguria:
  • Lower potassium food intake: Protect you from the kidney failure
  • Avoid products with added salt: Reduces the chances of kidney failure
  • Limit phosphorus intake: Protects the bone weakness

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Oliguria

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Oliguria:
  • Acupuncture therapy: Improves the kidney function
  • Massage therapy: Rehabilitation strategies improves the well-being of kidneys
  • Do meditation: Improves the functioning of kidneys

Patient Support for Treatment of Oliguria

The following actions may help Oliguria patients:
  • Learn about disease: Read out the information as much as possible about the illness
  • Stay active: Stay involved in the activities and responsibilities of daily living
  • Family interaction: Share your feelings with family or close friends
  • Meetings with other patients: Share your feelings with other patients

Time for Treatment of Oliguria

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Oliguria to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced

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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Oliguria.

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