Frequent urination (also known as urination frequency) is a common problem for many people.
While “normal” urination can vary from person to person, if you continuously have to go more than once every 3-4 hours, you may have urination frequency. It is more common in older individuals, although it can occur in men and women of all ages, including children. Fortunately, taking steps to strengthen your bladder and/or alter your lifestyle can help you control this problem. In some cases, medical intervention might be necessary. As with any medical concern, if you are experiencing frequent urination it is wise to consult your doctor.Here is how to go about it.
- Limit beverages that irritate the bladder. Caffeinated beverages (like coffee and soda) can irritate your bladder and increase your need to urinate more frequently. Alcoholic beverages (especially wine) can have the same effect. Avoiding these beverages can help you control your bladder. If you really enjoy coffee, try having just one cup first thing in the morning. If you really enjoy alcohol, try limiting yourself to 1-2 drinks on 1-2 nights per week. Eliminating these beverages completely can have a positive effect on your bladder control and overall health.
- Quit smoking. The nicotine in cigarettes has been shown to have a negative effect on bladder control. Furthermore, smoking has been linked to various forms of bladder cancer. Although it is very difficult, it can only benefit your health to quit smoking.
- Lose weight. Frequent urination is sometimes linked to obesity. If you are overweight, it may increase your bladder control to start losing weight.
- Prevent constipation. Your digestive system is just that: a system. Trouble in one area can exacerbate trouble in another. For instance, constipation can impede your bladder control, as your bowel will press down on your bladder, making it harder for your bladder to open.
But in case you can’t do it on your own try seeing a doctor. Here are some tips on that
- Make an appointment with the doctor : Meet with the doctor and seek advice
- Diagnose the problem: The doctor will probably run some medical and physical tests on you to figure out the cause and give some advice and medications.
- Keep records of your liquid intake and your urination.
- And finally use the medical prescription given by the doctor.