Do you have to get up multiple times throughout the night to go to the bathroom? Do people comment about how often you go to the bathroom? Does constantly having to urinate make working, errands, and social events difficult? You are not alone in this struggle, there are millions of people who have urinary problems. If you suffer from frequent urination and you don’t know why then you should see your doctor. There are several conditions that could cause frequent urination and your doctor will be able to help you figure out what is causing yours.
Urinary Tract Infection
Urinary tract infections (UTI) are the most common type of infection and one of the most common symptoms is frequent urination. You may be thinking this is crazy and you don’t have a UTI but your doctor will want to rule this out. Sometimes UTIs will have absolute zero signs or indications. A UTI can be ruled out using a simple urine test done at the doctor’s office or lab.
Frequent urination is a symptom of uncontrolled diabetes. Often people with uncontrolled diabetes will be excessively thirsty, urinate frequently, and be excessively hungry. Diabetes can be ruled out by your doctor with a simple blood test.
There are several medications that could be causing your frequent urination. If you think this could be the cause, talk with your doctor or pharmacist for more information. A common type of medication that causes frequent urination is diuretics. These are used to get rid of excess fluid in the body and in simple terms, the way that is done is by urinating. Many times, it is recommended that you take diuretics in the morning instead of at night so that you will not have to wake up in the middle of the night to urinate.
Drinking too much alcohol or caffeine will cause you to urinate more. They are similar to diuretic medications because they reduce fluid in the body. It is not good if you are drinking too much alcohol or caffeine because it could cause dehydration. There are many negative health conditions associated with too much alcohol consumption.
These are just four possible causes of frequent urination and there are several more. If you are suffering from constantly having to urinate you should see your healthcare provider. They will be able to help you determine the cause and possibly save you a few trips to the bathroom.
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