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Are you also suffering from urine output? You may be wondering whether this condition is always a sign of Kidney Failure. In fact, there are many factors that can decrease urine output, and you can see in the following passages. What is dec

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Is Decreased Urine Output Always a Sign of Kidney Failure

2014-08-25 02:09

Is Decreased Urine Output Always a Sign of Kidney FailureAre you also suffering from urine output? You may be wondering whether this condition is always a sign of Kidney Failure. In fact, there are many factors that can decrease urine output, and you can see in the following passages.

What is decreased urine output?

Oliguria is the medical term for a decreased output of urine. This is clinically defined as an output of below 400 millilitres (~16 ounces) of urine over the course of 24 hours.

On the other hand, the complete absence of urine is known as anuria and is defined as an output of less than 50 millilitres in a 24-hour period.

What cause a decreased urine output?

Factors range from temporary conditions to more serious illnesses.

1. Dehydration

Dehydration is the most common cause of decreased urine output. Typically, dehydration occurs when you are ill with diarrhea, fever, or another sickness and cannot replace the fluids that you are losing and your kidneys retain as much fluid as possible.

2. Infection

Infection is a less typical cause of oliguria. A severe infection can lead the body to go into shock, which reduces the blood flow to your organs. As a result, less urine will be produced.

3. Urinary Tract Obstruction

A urinary tract obstruction, or blockage, occurs when urine cannot leave your kidneys. This can affect one or both kidneys and usually results in a decreased urine output. Kidney stone, kidney cyst, or blood clots may lead to this result.

4. Medications

Some medications may cause you to release less urine. Medicines that are known to possibly cause this condition include Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), high blood pressure medications (ACE inhibitors), and gentamicin (a type of antibiotic).

If your medication is causing you to release less urine, you should discuss your concerns with your doctor. He or she may change your medication or adjust your current dosage.

Except for those factors, Kidney Failure is also a common cause of decreased urine output, because the severely damaged kidneys cannot remove excessive fluid in the body.

Now you see that decreased urine output does not always indicated Kidney Failure. You should meet with your doctor to identify the cause and take appropriate treatment. Our doctor online are also glad to provide you with free help.

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