Stage 5 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is the most serious condition for kidney disease patients. What does it mean if you urinate profusely? Is this because Kidney Failure worse?
Urine changes in Stage 5 CKD
When people develop into Stage 5 CKD, the kidneys have been severely damaged and have lost most of the function. As a result, large amounts of fluid and wastes build up in the body, leading to water-sodium retention. Therefore, most of them have reduced urine output. However, some of the Kidney Failure patients complain that they urinate profusely. Actually, this phenomenon is not rare.
Causes of large amounts of urination
Urine come from water and various products of metabolism. When kidneys are damaged, the glomeruli cannot function well, leading to the accumulation of wastes and toxins. While, most of the waster can pass through the glomeruli, forming initial urine. The majority of initial urine will be reabsorbed by renal tubules. Once the renal tubules are damaged, they cannot reabsorbe adequately, thus leaving large amounts of fluid flow out. When the urine output exceed 2500ml/24 hours, it is called “initial urine”.
It is not difficult to understand that the renal tubules can be damaged due to Stage 5 CKD. That’s why some of them urinate profusely, just like you. Since most of Kidney Failure patients have swelling while they are losing so much fluid, they might ignore this problem. You should pay attention now, because it indicate you are still losing kidney function.
Treatment for hyperuresis in Stage 5 CKD
Losing so much fluid can increase the blood volume in the kidneys, causing further damage. You should consult your doctor for suggestion about how to maintain the waster and electrolyte balance of your body. Designing a healthy diet and taking treatment to improve kidney function are what you should do. In that case, you can also consult our doctors online.