Polydipsia and polyuria

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Polydipsia and polyuria

  1. 1. Polydipsia and polyuria<br />Brett Scappucci Biology 120 Chapter 11<br />
  2. 2. Polydipsia<br />Polydipsia = Excessive Thirst<br />
  3. 3. Polydipsia <br />Greek origin<br />polys = much many + dipsia = thirst<br />Polydipsia is a symptom, not a disease itself<br />It is a symptom, most often, related to diabetes<br />
  4. 4. Polydipsia<br />A zinc deficiency can be a probable cause of polydipsia<br />Polydipsia is also seen in people with mental health issues such as schizoprenia and the mentally impaired.<br />
  5. 5. Polyuria <br />Polyuria = Excessive urine<br />
  6. 6. Polyuria<br />Like Polydipsia, it is also the most common initial symptom of diabetes<br />Polyuria and Polydipsia often occur alongside each other but one can exist without the other<br />
  7. 7. polyuria<br />There are a number of causes of Polyuria other than diabetes including:<br />High doses of ….<br />
  8. 8. Hyperthyroidism<br />
  9. 9. Hypokalemia<br />
  10. 10. Use of corticosteroid<br />
  11. 11. acromegaly<br />
  12. 12. migraines<br />
  13. 13. Uti’s<br />

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