Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Diabetes is featured as polydipsia, polyuria , and polyphagia and macritus.
1. Polydipsia (Increased thirst & fluid intake)
Polydipsia is caused by massive fluid lose. Due to the polyuria, the diabetics experience thirsty and of course, more fluid will be consumed. Therefore, the polydipsia appears as a result of polyuria. The symptom gets relieved as the blood sugar is in check. We don¡¯t suggest the diabetics limit their water consumption before the blood sugar is controlled.
2. Polyuria (The need to urinate frequently)
Polyuria occurs as a result of increased urine osmotic pressure. This is because a great deal of glucose excretes from the kidneys resulting in high urine osmotic pressure. Consequently, the reabsorption ability of renal tubulus is affected and damaged, and then abundant fluid is removed along with glucose from the urine. Subsequently, polyuria forms. Diabetics urinate more frequently and have an increased urine output.
3. Polyphagia (Increased appetite)
The term describes a medical symptom that means excessive hunger or appetite. Most commonly, when your cells do not get enough glucose, they become "hungry." Essentially, your brain receives a "message" from the cells that they need glucose. It is the brain that signals the patient that they are hungry and need foods, so the body obey the order of one¡¯s brain and eat a lot. It is kind of vicious cycles: you eat more foods, and then you have higher blood sugar, also an increased urine output. Consequently, the hunger will be stronger.
Macritus develops resulting from underused glucose. Besides, the protein and fat are consumed way too much. Heavy loss of fluid also has nothing good to the illness condition. All those factors are responsible for the loss of weight, fatigue , weakness and macritus.