Glycosuria is the presence of glucose in the
urine. This is caused by the overabundance
of glucose in the blood, and therefore, must
be excreted through the urine.
It may occur for the following reasons:
Insufficiency of insulin
Other more serious causes of Glycosuria are
Thyrotoxicosis – elevations in thyroid hormone
Cushing’s syndrome – overexposure of tissues to
high level cortisone hormone.
Acromegaly – overabundance of growth hormones
resulting in large body tissues.
Peptic Ulcers – open sores on the inner lining of
the small intestine, stomach or espophagus
Meningitis – inflammation of the brain and spinal
RenalGlycosuria is a rare form of Glycosuria
where glucose is eliminated through the
urine, but the blood glucose levels are
normal to low.
This usually happens as a sign of improper
function of renal tubules to reabsorb the glucose.
It is non-life threatening and is hereditary.
Polyuria is a
condition to urinate
caffeine or alcohol.
Excessive intake of
salt or glucose
It is important to keep track of the liquid intake,
how often you urinate and how much you weigh.
It may be a sign of the following conditions:
Diabetes Mellitus and Insipidus
Polycystic kidney disease
Sickle cell disease
Certain tests may be administered at the doctor’s
office to help depict the main cause of polyuria:
Blood glucose test
Blood urea nitrogren test