Symptoms of Polyuria

The following features are indicative of Polyuria:
  • sudden urge to urinate
  • involuntary loss of urine
  • urinate frequently, usually 8 or more times in 24 hours
  • nocturia
  • excessive production of urine

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Common Causes of Polyuria

The following are the most common causes of Polyuria:
  • urinary tract infection
  • anxiety
  • diabetes insipidus
  • kidney infection
  • urethral stricture
  • vaginitis

Risk Factors for Polyuria

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Polyuria:
  • patients with bipolar disorder treated with lithium

Prevention of Polyuria

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Polyuria.

Occurrence of Polyuria

Common Gender

Polyuria can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Polyuria

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Polyuria:
  • Medical history: To check any previous medical history
  • Physical exam: To focus on abdomen and genitals
  • Urine sampling: To test for infection, traces of blood or other abnormalities
  • Focused neurological exam: To identify sensory problems or abnormal reflexes

Complications of Polyuria if untreated

Yes, Polyuria causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Polyuria is left untreated:
  • emotional distress
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • sleep disturbances
  • interrupted sleep cycles
  • issues with sexuality

Procedures for Treatment of Polyuria

The following procedures are used to treat Polyuria:
  • Nerve stimulation: Regulating the nerve impulses to the bladder
  • Surgery: To improve the bladder's ability to store urine and reduce pressure in the bladder or bladder removal

Self-care for Polyuria

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Polyuria:
  • Maintain a healthy weight: To reduce the risk of stress urinary incontinence
  • Don't restrict fluid: Drink enough liquids

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Polyuria

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Polyuria:
  • Biofeedback: Help to measure and receive information about changes in the body like strengthening pelvic muscles
  • Acupuncture: It might help ease the symptoms of overactive bladder

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Last updated date

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

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