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Willingness to urinate all the time: what can it be and what to do

Having to go to the bathroom often to pee is often considered normal, especially if the person has consumed a lot of fluids during the day. However, when, in addition to the increase in urinary frequency, other signs or symptoms are verified, such as pain and burning when urinating and difficulty in holding the pee until reaching the bathroom, it may be indicative of a health problem, and it is important to consult the urologist for it to be diagnosis made and treatment started.

Polyuria is the term used to indicate that a person eliminates more than 3 liters of pee in just 24 hours. To check whether the increase in urinary frequency is normal or indicative of disease, the general practitioner or urologist should request a normal urine test, the EAS, and a 24-hour urine test to be performed, so that it is possible to assess the urine volume and its characteristics.

Willingness to urinate all the time: what can it be and what to do

The most common causes that lead a person to pee more often are:

1. Drink lots of water, coffee or alcoholic beverages

When drinking a lot of water, all the water is expected to be eliminated in the urine and, therefore, its volume and frequency is expected to increase, and it is just a normal response of the body, which can also happen after eating foods rich in water, like orange or watermelon. 

In addition, drinking a lot of coffee or other foods that contain caffeine like black tea, chocolate and mate tea can also increase urinary frequency because, in addition to having water, caffeine is a natural diuretic. Another diuretic source is the alcoholic beverage, which is not a good option to drink when you are thirsty, as it does not hydrate and can also have health consequences.

What to do: To reduce urinary frequency, one possibility is to practice physical activities, because the exercises help to eliminate excess fluid accumulated in the body. In addition, it is recommended to reduce the consumption of caffeinated beverages and soft drinks, mainly.

2. Use of medications

The use of some medications to treat cardiac disorders such as Furosemide or Aldactone diuretics, for example, can also increase urinary frequency.

What to do: It is important that the increase in urinary frequency due to the use of medication is communicated to the doctor, as this way it is possible to evaluate the possibility of replacing the medication or changing the dose.

3. Urinary Infection 

The increased frequency to urinate can also be caused by a urinary infection, especially when other symptoms are noticed, such as pain or burning when urinating, in addition to a decrease in the volume of urine released, even if the desire is still very strong. 

What to do: It is recommended that the person consults the urologist or general practitioner so that tests can be done to confirm the urinary infection and, thus, the best treatment can be indicated, which usually includes the use of antibiotics.

4. Excessive blood sugar 

The need to urinate all the time can also be due to excess blood sugar, which is the case with uncontrolled diabetes. Thus, as the presence of large amounts of glucose circulating in the blood is verified, the body tries to eliminate this excess in the urine.

Diagnosis of diabetes is made not only by urinalysis, in which a large amount of urine produced throughout the day can be observed, in the case of diabetes insipidus, or the presence of glucose in the urine, but also by means of a blood test, in which the amount of circulating glucose is checked.

What to do: If it is proven that the increased desire to urinate is due to diabetes, it is important to follow the treatment indicated by the doctor, who may indicate the use of medications that help regulate circulating glucose levels, insulin injections or change in eating habits and lifestyle. 

5. Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence happens when you cannot hold the urine and, therefore, in addition to peeing several times during the day, the person is also unable to control the urge to go to the bathroom, wetting underwear. Although it can also happen in men, incontinence is more common in women, especially during pregnancy or after menopause.

What to do: The treatment for urinary incontinence can be done through Kegel exercises, which aim to strengthen the pelvic floor, however in some cases surgery may be necessary. 

6. Enlarged prostate

An enlarged prostate also leads to an increased urge to urinate and is common in men over 45 years of age. One of the signs of suspicion is having to wake up to pee every night, at least twice, especially if this was not a habit before. 

What to do: It is important that the man consults the urologist so that the change can be identified and the most appropriate treatment started, and the use of drugs that help to alleviate the symptoms and reduce the size of the prostate, antibiotics or surgery may be indicated. more serious cases.

(Reference - https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15533-urination--frequent-urination, https://www.webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/frequent-urination-causes-and-treatments)

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