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Nocturia Symptoms, Remedies and Causes

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What is Nocturia? Definition
What is Nocturia? The Definition of Nocturia: Frequent night time urination causing sleep disturbance. People with nocturia must get up, often two times or more, during the night to urinate. The occurrence of Nocturia is more frequent in elderly men. Age, childbirth, and menopause are often suggested contributors to nocturia in women.

A recent finding in the healthy elderly population is that 70% have nocturia, 40% twice a night or more.

Alternative Names for Nocturia?
Other names or references to Nocturia include:

  • Nycturia

Nocturia Symptoms
What are the symptoms of Nocturia? What are the effects? The symptoms of Nocturia include the following:

  • Getting up, often two times or more, during the night to urinate

Nocturia Causes
What are the causes of Nocturia? Excess urine production at night can occur due to a number of conditions including diabetes, urinary tract infection, bladder infection, kidney failure, prostatic hyperplasia, taking certain medications, or sleep disorders.

  • Caffeine or alcohol
  • Diuretic medications
  • Excessive fluids before bedtime

Nocturia Treatment / Remedies / Medication / Cures
What is used as a treatment, remedy, cure or medication for Nocturia? The following info is not a substitute for a medical assessment or diagnostic procedure, but serves as a useful guide to help focus future discussions. The Nocturia Treatment / Remedies / Medication may include the following:

  • Treatment depends upon the diagnosis and underlying cause(s) but may include:
    • Restriction of fluids in the evening
    • Time release diuretics
    • Afternoon naps
    • Elevation of the legs
    • Compression stockings

The sole purpose of the article on a sleep disorder such as Nocturia is to act as a reference guide to provide useful information regarding sleeping problems. It is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat Nocturia or as a substitute for obtaining professional medical advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your health please consult your medical practitioner immediately.

This information regarding sleep and sleeping disorders is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Dream disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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