21 Signs And Symptoms Of Pancreatic Cancer

12. Excessive Urination (Polyuria)

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Polyuria or excessive urination, forces people with the condition to make frequent trips to the bathroom to pee. Normally, adults pass about 3 quarts of pee daily. Patients suffering from polydipsia, believe it or not, can urinate over 5 times that amount in one day. Excessive urine volume means that a person is peeing greater than or equal to a little over half a gallon; or 0.66 gallons or more, daily.

One of the causes of polyuria is diabetes. When high amounts of sugar found in the blood of patients with Diabetes forces the body to pull water from the surrounding tissue in an attempt to lower the concentration of sugar in the blood, the more urine is produced. This makes diabetics pee more, and the more they pee, the more dehydrated they get.

So how does pancreatic cancer cause polyuria? When the endocrine glands of the pancreas become involved, the production of insulin, the main hormone that controls the uptake of sugar from the blood into the tissues, becomes impaired. This results in the high concentrations of sugar in the blood, triggering the dangerous cycle that leads to dehydration.