Polyuria means you excrete an excessive volume of urine each day. High urine production and the excretion of abnormally large quantities is not a disease, but a symptom.
Some of the causes of polyuria differ from those of frequent or urgent urination. Yet, because of the high amount urine produced you may be compelled to urinate more frequently.
Polyuria is not all that uncommon and there’s a variety of causes for this high urine production symptom, such as:
- liver disease
- kidney failure
- contrast media
- diabetes mellitus
- interstitial cystitis
- diabetes insipidus
- sickle cell anemia
- Sjogren syndrome
- Fanconi syndrome
- Wolfram syndrome
- Cushing syndrome
- endocrine disorders
- too much vitamin D
- chronic kidney disease
- polycystic kidney disease
- certain drugs ~ diuretics, lithium
- drinking a large amount of caffeine, alcohol
- prostate conditions ~ prostatitis, enlarged prostate
Polyuria can trigger other health symptoms like:
Treatment of your excessive urination will depend on polyuria’s cause.