In this blog from 1Prostate, we go over 5 common causes of frequent urination.
What Is Frequent Urination?
Frequent urination is a symptom of many different conditions and can be very inconvenient and disruptive to your daily life. It is characterized by needing to urinate many times within a 24-hour period. The causes of frequent urination can vary widely, from minor and easily manageable conditions to more serious issues. It is possible to experience frequent urination at various points in your life for a variety of reasons.
Generally, a person’s bladder can store urine until it is convenient to go to the restroom, usually four to eight times a day. If you find yourself needing to go to the restroom more than eight times a day or waking up several times during the night to do so, this could be an indication of drinking too much or drinking too close to bedtime. It could also be a sign of a possible health issue.
What Are 5 Causes Of Frequent Urination?
If you are experiencing frequent urination, it’s important to seek a diagnosis for the underlying cause of this issue so that you can receive adequate treatment. Five common causes for frequent urination can include:
- A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common causes of frequent urination. During a UTI, an outside infection enters the body and causes inflammation (or swelling) in your kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.
- Frequent urination can also be a common symptom of diabetes. With diabetes, the body tries to flush out excess urine through the bladder.
- Lifestyle, such as caffeine intake or alcohol use. If you are drinking a lot of coffee or alcohol, you may need to use the restroom more frequently.
- Neurological conditions, such as stroke or multiple sclerosis, can make men more prone to overactive bladder syndrome.
- Prostate issues, such as Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH), can cause lower urinary tract symptoms such as frequent urination.
What Is Benign Prostate Hyperplasia?
Enlarged prostate, also referred to as benign prostatic hyperplasia, is a common occurrence among men over the age of 50. This noncancerous enlargement of the prostate may cause the bladder to contract, leading to issues with urine flow. Other potential symptoms of enlarged prostate include difficulty urinating, dribbling of urine, waking up frequently during the night to urinate, and a feeling of incompleteness when urinating.
What Are My Treatment Options For BPH At 1Prostate?
- Medication. For patients with mild to moderate BPH symptoms, symptom relief can be treated with a variety of different pharmaceutical options.
- Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE). This outpatient procedure requires no general anesthesia and can shrink the average prostate size by 40%, one year after treatment.
- TUMT. This 45-minute in-office procedure is intended to provide a more comfortable and successful alternative to drug therapy and some surgical procedures for the management of BPH symptoms.
- Urolift. This treatment takes less than an hour and addresses an obstructed pathway that blocks urine flow without medication or the cutting or removing of prostate tissue.
- Rezum. This minimally-invasive, in-office procedure uses water vapor to reduce the size of the prostate and provide lasting relief from BPH symptoms.
- TURP. This is a surgical procedure that removes parts of the prostate through the urethra.
If you’ve been diagnosed with BPH, it’s time to stop coping with symptoms and start living. If you are ready to take charge of your life again, reach out to 1Prostate in New York City. 1Prostate is proud to offer a number of treatments to address Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia with two locations to serve Manhattan, Queens, and the surrounding areas. At 1Prostate, we can provide the latest, state-of-the-art non-surgical treatment to address enlarged prostate and its symptoms. Call 212-991-9991 to ask about how we can help you today.