If you have to go to the toilet more than eight times a day and even wake up at night to urinate, you may drink too many fluids, especially caffeine or alcohol, and too close to the bedtime hour. Age can be another cause of frequent urination that does not involve a medical problem because, as you get older, your bladder gradually loses its ability to hold.
However, if you do not meet any of these conditions, frequent urination often indicates a health problem called pollakiuria. It may interfere with work, hobbies, sleep, and mood, so it is important to identify the problem as soon as possible if you have concerns about how often and how much you urinate.
Pollakiuria – possible causes
- Prostate problems
- Interstitial cystitis
- Stroke or other neurological diseases
- Urinary tract infection
- Hyperactive bladder
- Bladder lithiasis
- Stress and anxiety
- Low estrogen levels
Untreated, frequent urination complications include recurrent urinary tract infections, infertility, premature birth, kidney disease, renal insufficiency, recurrent urethritis, sepsis, depression, or dehydration.
The best treatment for pollakiuria is recommended by a UFE Colorado doctor, depending on the cause of your condition. Antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, Kegel exercises, and in more severe cases, surgery may be needed.