Excessive Urination Overview

Excessive urination may mean urinating large amounts of urine (excessive urine volume or “polyuria”) or also needing to urinate more often (urinary frequency). These are not exactly the same symptoms, but many of the causes are the same.

Polyuria is a classic symptom of the two types of diabetes. Common diabetes (sugar diabetes) includes Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes, and is due to excessive sugar (glucose) in the blood and the urine. The other type is diabetes insipidus, which is not related to sugars, but is a disorder of the pituitary and/or kidneys.

However, these two types of diabetes are not the only causes. There are a variety of causes of increased urination, whether due to polyuria, or otherwise.

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