Frequent urination is when you feel the urge to pass urine more often than usual. Also known as frequency, the problem can severely interfere with one’s daily routine as well as with one’s sleeping patterns. Here are some things to know about the issue, including further UFE signs and causes:
- How frequent is frequent – with an average liquid intake of 2 liters, most people urinate 6-7 times a day, but for some people, urinating a couple of times more or less is perfectly normal. This means that frequent urination is different for everyone, but in all cases, it involves the increase in the number of times that one needs to visit the toilet;
- Possible causes – how frequently one needs to urine is determined by many systems in the body. The most common organs the malfunction of which can manifest in the form of frequency are the bladder and the kidneys, but there are many conditions that can increase the urge to pass urine, such as diabetes, certain sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy and problems with the prostate gland. Certain beverages, such as coffee and tea also have diuretic effects and so do some types of medications, such as diuretics. Anxiety and stress can also have diuretic effects.