Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Home Remedy for Oliguria

Oliguria is the term used to describe in the decreased of urine production. Sudden decreased in the production of urine can be a sign of dehydration, renal failure or urinary obstruction.

Types of Oliguria

* Pre-renal – due to dehydration, diarrhea, massive bleeding or sepsis
* Renal - due to kidney damage
* Post-renal – due to obstruction of the urine flow

Causes of Oliguria

Patients that undergo major surgery usually experiences decrease in urine output due to:

* Fluid or blood loss
* Response of adrenal cortex to stress

Common Causes of Oliguria

* Inadequate fluid intake
* Severe infection leading to shock
* Kidney inflammation or damage
* Total urinary tract obstruction – (e.g. enlarged prostate)
* Medications that harms the kidney (e.g. chemotherapy or immunosuppressant drugs)

Symptoms of Oliguria

* Vomiting
* Diarrhea
* High fever
* Dizziness
* Rapid pulse
* Lightheadedness
* Decrease in urine output

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