Why Does Nocturnal Polyuria Syndrome Happen?
Nocturnal Polyuria is when you pass large amounts of urine at night. It is also called Nocturia. These patients tend to only experience these problems at night, and will often pass normal amounts of urine in the daytime hours. There are a few different reasons you could have this nocturia condition…
- Bladder or Prostate Issues
- Poor Sleep Patterns
- Drinking Too Much In The Evening
- Not Producing Enough ADH
The brain in healthy patients produces a chemical called antidiuretic hormone or ADH in the evening. This signals to the kidneys to reduce the amount of urine it produces while a person sleeps. For those under 65 this will reduce your urine output to one fifth of normal daytime production. For those over the age of 65 ADH will reduce your urine output to one third of your normal daytime urine production.
What Are My Treatment Options?
Speaking to your doctor about your Nocturnal Polyuria Syndrome or Nocturia should be your first step. They will most likely as you to complete a volume/frequency diary of your urination at night. This means that you will record the time you went and measure the amount of urine that you passed. You will also need to keep track of the amount of fluids that you consume during the evening hours.
There are a few things you can do on your own to help reduce your need to urinate at night. These include:
- Eating and Drinking Less In the Evening (foods like vegetables contain lots of fluids)
- Opt For Eating High-Fluid Foods In The Morning And Afternoon
- Increase Your Amount Of Exercise
These are just a few tips for helping you to reduce your risk of nocturnal polyurina syndrome.
Taking a good bladder support supplement is highly beneficial to those suffering from this condition. This will help to improve your bladder health. Flotrol is the bladder supplement that we recommend because it’s ingredients have been proven to reduce frequent urination.