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Does anyone else need to get up during the night to go pee?  Is this normal?

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      Diane17 wrote Jan 17, 2013
    • I have to get up at least once to go pee.  Lately it’s been twice a night.  It’s so annoying.




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      Tuliplady wrote Jan 17, 2013
    • I do quite often.  Then again, the dog has to get up and go out, so I just go to the bathroom while I’m waiting for her. I’m not sure if I was left alone to sleep all night if I’d “have” to get up or not.




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      Linda L wrote Jan 17, 2013
    • 2-3 times and I hope it’s normal.




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      Mzd3 wrote Jan 17, 2013
    • My sleep time is only 4 or 5 hrs, so I don’t need to get up at night.




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      Denise Richardson wrote Jan 18, 2013
    • Yes I do because I drink fluids prior to me going to bed lol, so it’s the price I have to pay lol.tongue outhappy




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      Wendy101 wrote Jan 18, 2013
    • I laughed so hard when I read this cause girl you read my mind.. I got up three times last night. Now I know it was because I drank something late but most nights I do have to get up and go pee even if I don’t drink something after 6 p.m. Have our bladders shurnk? I’m afraid not! Nocturia is defined by the American Urological Association (AUA) as “the need to urinate at least twice during the night.” This can occur at any age, although it is less frequent in the age range below 60 years, and becomes more common as the person becomes older.  

      Causes

      Nocturia occurs more commonly among older people than younger people. It also occurs in women and men differently since the anatomy between the two is different. Women generally experience nocturia as a result of the consequences from childbirth, menopause, and pelvic organ prolapse. Yet, unlike women, nocturia in men can be directly attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate.

      For both men and women there are multiple factors that could cause nocturia including:

       Behavioral patterns
      Diuretic medications
      Caffeine
      Alcohol
      Overactive bladder treatment
      Excessive fluids before bedtime
      Diminished nocturnal bladder capacity- This can be due to decreased functional or nocturnal bladder capacity. Urine production will then exceed the bladder capacity causing the individual to be awakened in order to void.
      Fluid redistribution- When a person lies down to sleep, fluid is reabsorbed into the blood stream. During the day, gravity causes fluid to accumulate in the body's lower extremities. When this happens, the kidneys clean the increased fluid in the blood by producing more urine. This leads to excess fluid in legs, ankles, and fingers causing them to swell.  

      Possible Underlying Conditions of Nocturia:

      Nocturia, as described above, can be a result of excess fluids before bedtime, medications, alcohol, caffeine, reduced bladder capacity, or diuretic medications. Yet, while nocturia can occur because of these factors, sometimes nocturia is a symptom of a greater problem. Certain conditions can alter the way in which your body functions causing urine to be passed in the evening and during sleep. Such conditions include:

       Diabetes mellitus
      Diabetes insipidus
      High blood pressure
      Heart disease
      Congestive heart failure
      Vascular disease
      Restless leg syndrome
      Sleep disorders
      Insomnia  

      You can find out more by going to the organizations website which is dot org site. It’s called nafc it talks about bladder health.

      GREAT QUESTION!!!!




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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 18, 2013
    • Thank you Wendy for the info!  Yes, I do get up at least once a night, sometimes twice, but I am drinking water before and during the night as I feel dehydrated, usually more so in the winter when the heat is on.

      Do any of you have forced air in your residence?  That dries the air out and makes a person thirsty.  We have hot water baseboard heat, but when the heat kicks on, it gets very warm in the house.  I do take medication and also drink coffee during the morning, so good to know about caffeine.




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      Diane17 wrote Jan 18, 2013
    • I’m glad I’m not the only one who suffers from this.  Thanks Wendy for the info!




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jan 19, 2013
    • That dang fluid retention gets me! Yep nocturnal bathroom visits occur frequently here tongue out




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      Carine Nadel wrote Jan 19, 2013
    • at least once for me.  I have to cut off my liquids at 6.  I try to use only 1/4C of water to have my last pills or I’m up all night




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      Thebracoach wrote Jan 19, 2013
    • I drink a glass of water every night before I go to bed so I get up maybe once.




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