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What is frequent urination?
04 Feb 2022
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Continuous tendency to urinate in short time periods is termed frequent urination. It is normal to go four to eight times a day. If you’re going to the bathroom more than eight times a day or waking up in the middle of the night, you’re probably drinking too much water or drinking too close to bedtime. It could also be an underlying medical condition. Frequent urination is often related to health problems with your urinary tract.

Symptoms for the medical problems can be,

  • Change urine colour
  • Foul smell in urine
  • Blood in urine and difficulty while urinating
  • Fever
  • Loss of bladder muscle control
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain

What is the reason for frequent urination?

Several factors can be the cause of frequent urination, it can be due to internal or external body conditions. However few known causes are,

  • Infections and diseases in urinary tract
  • Injury or irritation in bladder
  • Conditions that increase urine production in the first place.
  • Changes in muscles, nerves or other tissues affecting bladder function.
  • Certain treatments
  • Diabetes 

During pregnancy most women go through this condition; it is quite common.

Who experiences frequent urination?

Urination is a tendency that everyone feels. However, this common experience is not always consistent. You may need to urinate significantly more frequently than usual sometimes. This can happen to anyone at any time and can affect men, women, and children alike. It is, however, more common at specific stages in your life or when you are suffering from other illnesses. You’re more likely to need to urinate frequently if you’re:

  • Pregnant
  • Diabetic
  • Have enlarged prostate
  • Aged 

Is peeing alot a symptom of Covid?

Recent studies show that many COVID-19 patients have reported severe first-time genitourinary symptoms, such as increased frequency, the urgency to urinate, which can lead patients to wake up five times per night.

As per these studies, COVID-19 also can be a cause for frequent urination in women.

How can I stop frequent urination?

  1. Avoiding before going to bed

Drinking fluids before going to sleep can wake you up at midnight to urinate and interrupt your sleep.

  1. Limiting the amount of alcohol and caffeine you drink.

Intake of substances like alcohol and caffeine can cause urinary irregularities.

  1. Doing exercises

There are exercises to build up strength in your pelvic floor. Practicing such exercises can strengthen your pelvic muscles, which can help you to regulate the frequent urinary urges.

  1. Meditation 

Even though it is not scientifically proven, meditations like yoga claim that it can control urges and human tendencies, even urination.

  1.  Consult a doctor

Consult a doctor and take prescribed medications as per the directions.

Should I be worried about frequent urination?

If you’re urinating more frequently than usual and there’s no obvious cause, such as drinking more total fluids, alcohol, or caffeine, Make an appointment with your doctor

If the issue is interrupting your sleep or day-to-day activities. You have other urinary issues or symptoms that are concerning.

These conditions can be diagnosed, treated, and cured. Moreover, follow your doctor’s directions and medications for faster and better recovery. For more help and support, contact us on 1800 889 2559.

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