Nocturia, or nighttime urination, can cause you to wake throughout the night, significantly impacting your day to day routine. In women, nocturia can be caused by a variety of issues such as overactive bladder, excessive nighttime urine production or urinary tract infection. This form can be treated with a combination of lifestyle changes, medication and non-invasive treatments. In men, nocturia is the leading symptom of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate. For patients with BPH-related nocturia, Dr. Y. Mark Hong in Phoenix, AZ, offers advanced nocturia treatment options such as UroLift® and Greenlight XPS™ Laser Therapy, which are less invasive than the traditional surgical method. If you are experiencing nocturia, it is important to be evaluated by an experienced urologist like Y. Mark Hong, who can determine the underlying cause and provide effective treatment.
What Causes Nocturia?
Although the majority of patients who suffer from nocturia are usually over 60 years old, this condition can affect men and women of all ages. In women, nocturia can be caused by overactive bladder, pregnancy, menopause, or pelvic prolapse. In men, nocturia generally results from BPH. Because the prostate gland is located just below the bladder, problems with the prostate often produce symptoms related to urination. These can include a slower stream, longer urination time, and a higher frequency of urination.
Other factors may contribute to nocturia, including overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome, excessive nighttime urine production, certain medications, and consumption of alcohol or caffeinated beverages. This condition can also be attributed to more serious health problems including edema, diabetes, and neurological disorders. It is important to discuss any and all factors that could trigger nocturia with your doctor to ensure proper treatment.