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What Are 5 Causes Of Frequent Urination?
If you have frequent urination, you may feel it is an annoying and disruptive symptom that is impacting your daily life. This condition is characterized by needing to urinate multiple times in a 24-hour period. The cause can range from minor and manageable conditions to serious medical issues. You may experience frequent urination at different points in your life due to a variety of reasons.
Generally, a person’s bladder is able to store urine until it is convenient to go to the restroom, which could be about four to eight times a day. However, if you find yourself needing to go to the restroom more often than this, it could be a sign that you have had too much to drink or drank too close to bedtime. It is also possible that this could be an indication of a medical condition. Potential causes for frequent urination include:
- Coffee or alcohol consumption.
- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
- Prostate Cancer.
How Does Diabetes Cause Frequent Urination?
Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can often cause frequent urination. This is caused by the kidneys working overtime to filter excess sugar in the body. This process requires more fluid to be eliminated, leading to frequent urination. If you have diabetes and experience frequent urination, to stay hydrated, you may need to drink more fluids than usual.
What Is A Urinary Tract Infection?
Frequent urination is a common symptom of many issues with the urinary tract and bladder, with the most common cause of this symptom being a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). This type of infection occurs when a foreign bacteria enters the body and causes swelling in the urinary system, which consists of the kidneys, ureters (tubes connecting the kidneys to the bladder), bladder, and urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body).
What Is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is defined by the enlargement of the prostate. The prostate is a small gland located in men which produces some of the liquid that is released during ejaculation. As men age, the prostate tends to grow in size, but if it becomes too large, it can cause problems.
An enlarged prostate can press against the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body and obstructs the urine flow. This will cause the bladder to contract even when there is only a small amount of urine present, resulting in frequent urination. Fortunately, conditions like benign prostatic hyperplasia are common and can be treated by your healthcare provider at SoHo Men’s Health.
What Is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men. Early detection and intervention are essential for the best prognosis. At first, this condition may not show any signs or symptoms. However, more advanced stages may present issues such as difficulty in urinating, incontinence, reduced force when passing urine, blood in the semen or urine, bone pain, sudden weight loss, and erectile dysfunction.
If you’re concerned about symptoms, SoHo Men’s Health is here to help with diagnosis. To examine the prostate, a digital rectal examination (DRE) and a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test are performed. If the screening reveals any abnormalities, additional tests, such as an ultrasound, MRI, or prostate biopsy, may be necessary for diagnosis.
Who Can I Consult For My Men’s Reproductive Health Needs?
If you are interested in seeking care in New York, consider SoHo Men’s Health, the first men’s health and wellness experience in New York City. SoHo Men’s Health is proud to offer a number of sexual and reproductive health services for men. Call 347-749-1174 to ask about your options for wellness and rejuvenation today.