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.
- Diabetes: Diabetes is a metabolic disease where the body loses the ability to properly process sugars (glucose). The full medical name
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- Type 1 Diabetes: Type 1 Diabetes is also known as Juvenile Diabetes and its full medical name is Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM)
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- Type 2 Diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and the less severe of the two most common forms
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- Diabetes Insipidus: Diabetes insipidus is a disorder of the pituitary gland and kidneys. Its hallmark symptom is extreme volume of clear (insipid)
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- Kidney Disorders: Kidney disorders, or renal disorders, refers to any of the group of diseases that affect the kidneys. Acute kidney conditions
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- Polycystic Kidney Disease: Polycystic Kidney Disease is a disorder where many cysts damage both kidneys. The disease is insidious with no early symptoms
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- Glomerulonephritis: Glomerulonephritis is a kidney inflammation (nephritis), affecting the glomeruli filtering units in the kidney. Glomerulonephritis may be caused by a
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- Pyelonephritis: Pyelonephritis is inflammation (or infection) of the ureters, which are the small tubes from the kidneys to the bladder. If
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- Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism is production of too much thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland in the neck. It is also called over-active thyroid disease
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- Sickle Cell Disease: Sickle cell disease is a genetic blood disorder where the red blood cell are misshapen. The disease is an autosomal
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