Increased urination

Also Known As: Increased urination, Polyuria, Diuresis, Urinating a lot

Polyuria is a condition usually defined as excessive or abnormally large production or passage[1] of urine (at least 2.5[2] or 3[3] L over 24 hours in adults). Frequent urination is sometimes included by definition,[4] but is nonetheless usually an accompanying symptom. Increased production and passage of urine may also be termed diuresis.[5][6]

Polyuria often appears in conjunction with polydipsia (increased thirst), though it is possible to have one without the other, and the latter may be a cause or an effect. Psychogenic polydipsia may lead to polyuria.

Polyuria is physiologically normal in some circumstances, such as cold diuresisaltitude diuresis, and after drinking large amounts of fluids. It is often also a sign of diabetes as sugar makes it harder for the kidneys to reabsorb water. 

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