Frequent urination describes the need to urinate more often than usual. However, there isn't really a clear definition of "frequent" when it comes to how often you urinate. The key to deciding if you have issues with frequent urination is whether the need to urinate often is creating challenges in your life. also consider whether you feel anxiety when you're not near a restroom. overwhelming need to get to a restroom immediately is known as an urgent urination. Frequent and urgent urination issues often occur together. You may feel the need to urinate often, and the urge comes on suddenly. You may have urgent urination issues if you sometimes can't make it to the bathroom in time or if the urge to urinate comes on very suddenly.
Common causes of frequent or urgent urination
Urinary tract infections are the most common cause of frequent or urgent urination. Other causes include:
-drinking too much liquid
-drinking caffeinated or alcoholic beverages
-pregnancy, especially in the third trimester, - when there's pressure on the bladder
-prostate enlargement or infection
- stroke or other nervous system disorders
-radiation therapy to the pelvic area
There are also other possible causes for frequent urination. It can disrupt your sleep, which is a condition called nocturia. It commonly occurs as you get older because your body stops producing a hormone that prevents nighttime urination as you age.The bladder also loses elasticity as you get older. This makes it difficult to hold urine for extended periods of time.
NOTE that The treatment plan for frequent or urgent urination is largely dependent on the cause. Antibiotics can help treat infections. Lifestyle changes such as monitoring liquid consumption and urine output or adjusting medications can help some people.it's also best for your doctor to develop a treatment plan for your specific situation.
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