Polyuria is most often brought on as a consequence of and a result of drinking far too many liquids. Most notably, polyuria can be brought on when a person drinks too much water and especially fluids which contain things like caffeine and alcohol.
Typically resulting in frequent and large amounts of urine, polyuria can also be a sign that points to certain types of diabetes, making it a bit of a red flag. It might seem unfair to label caffeine and alcohol as two of the biggest offenders in this case, but let’s face it, you’d have to travel far and wide to find an article that listed excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol as positive contributors on a person’s health.
Remember though, we’re not talking about complete abstinence is the way forward here, just the assurance that you’re not drinking any fluid, particularly those containing caffeine and alcohol to excessive levels.
1. Kidney disease
Just as polyuria can be a sign of kidney disease, kidney disease can be a precursor to the development of polyuria. Determining which came first isn’t quite as difficult as the old chicken and egg argument, but it can be quite challenging and here’s why.
Diagnosing kidney failure or kidney disease can take a little bit more time to establish when compared with diagnosing polyuria. The reason for this is that the symptoms of polyuria are probably a little easier to spot.
The implication of this is that a person may present to the emergency room or the doctor’s surgery with polyuria. This might uncover the fact that they have kidney disease, even if the kidney disease was already there and actually the cause of the polyuria.
It’s easy to see how it can get complicated and the best thing to do, regardless of which came first, is to seek medical advice at the earliest possible opportunity.