This week I gave a presentation on incontinence at a retirement home, and afterwards I stuck around to answer questions as I always do. Overwhelmingly, the questions had to do with nocturia, so I thought I'd devote this SharePost to discussing this condition. Nocturia is a condition in which you have to wake up several times during the night to urinate. This isn't necessarily incontinence, as you aren't actually leaking urine if you wake up and make it to the toilet in time, but obviously waking up several times throughout the night to empty your bladder can be bothersome at best. Nocturia affects older individuals more than younger adults, and can affect both men and women, often affecting overall quality of life by impeding on sleep habits. Men often experience nocturia as the result of a prostate problem. Women can experience nocturia due to childbirth and menopause. Both men and women can experience nocturia due to chronic urinary tract infections or d...
Urgent urination; Urinary frequency or urgency
For nighttime urination, avoid excessive fluid before going to bed, particularly coffee, other caffeinated beverages, and alcohol.
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I get a precursor to a migraine if it is going to be a severe one. The weather has made a dramatic change today, and I have started with what might be an aura, visual, only this one behaves by frequent trips to the bathroom. It is like I have taken a Lasix, there is copious amount of urine and I go every 15-30 times 2-4 hours, then stops.
Any where between 6-12 hours the headache arrives.
Have any of you heard of this, when I bring it up, I'm told that it is not an aura they recognize.
I would like to get a better understanding of this. Frequent and copious urination does lower my Potassium, and I take supplements for that to keep my heart from throwing PVC's.
Thank you all so very much, this is one of my frequent stops!
God Bless, Charla.
Frequent urination can be a symptom of the Migraine prodrome, the first potential phase of a Migraine attack. You can find more inform...
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