Causes of Frequent Urination

Do you frequently feel the need to urinate? Does it interfere with your sleep at night? If this occurs very often, it could be a sign of an underlying medical problem. You need to seek physician help.

Frequent urination is medically termed as polyuria. While many people soldier on and don't bother to call a doctor about it, this condition may signify something serious and should be referred to a specialist as soon as possible. With timely and appropriate diagnosis and treatment, one may return to a normal urination routine.

Under normal circumstances, frequent urination is caused by drinking too much fluids. This is especially true in the consumption of alcohol or caffeinated beverages. Pregnant women may also experience this sensation more often; this is due to the enlargement of their uterus, which puts pressure on the bladder. Diabetes and prostate problems can also set off the feeling of needing to go to the restroom often.

In addition to the aforementioned causes, medication triggers frequent urination; this is especially true with diuretics. Stroke, anxiety, kidney infection, tumor in the pelvic area and bladder cancer also produce the sensation. Prostatitis, enlarged prostate, interstitial cystitis, bladder stones, urinary incontinence, diverticulitis and overactive bladder syndrome can also bring about frequent urination.

Urination is a complex process. If you are suffering from frequent urination and you are not sure what caused it, perhaps you should see a doctor who can explain the possible causes of your condition.


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