Things to Know About Nocturia
Nocturia is a urological condition that affects roughly 50 million people in the United States alone. The majority of those afflicted by nocturia are senior citizens. If you have nocturia or you suspect that you may have it, you’ll want to check this out.
What Is Nocturia?
Nocturia is characterized by the need to wake up at night to urinate repeatedly. Waking up multiple times a night to go to the bathroom is disruptive and it can affect your mood by making it virtually impossible to get a good night’s sleep.
This condition usually surfaces once you get older and it can be exasperated by the consumption of diuretics such as coffee and alcohol. Menopause, urinary tract infections, and nocturnal polyuria can cause Nocturia.
No one enjoys having to get out of bed multiple times a night to go the bathroom. After a few nights of nocturia, you’ll be cranky, groggy, and unrested. Most treatment options start with limiting your intake of coffee, alcohol, and other diuretics. Anticholinergics are typically administered to make the bladder less active.
Alternatively, Desmopressin has been used to treat this condition as it can regulate urine production. While taking midday naps and keeping your legs elevated can help, Nocturia doesn’t usually just go away which means you’ll have to see a urologist.
Schedule an Appointment with Z Urology and Stop Nocturia in its Tracks
The best way to treat nocturia is to schedule an appointment with an experienced urologist. The team at Z Urology is familiar with this condition, go ahead and make an appointment with us. Once we treat your Nocturia, you’ll finally be able to sleep without interruption.
You can visit our website directly and schedule an appointment at your convenience or call us at 954-714-8200!
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