What can you do about nocturia?

Many people believe that as we get older, the need to go to the toilet at night is unavoidable. A lot of men believe that this is caused by an enlarged prostate. However, nocturnal overproduction of urine is often caused by a deficiency of the hormone vasopressin1 that normally reduces urine production so that there is no need to get up during the night.

If you’re getting up at night to urinate and you’re continually tired because of interrupted sleep, it’s important to see your doctor. The problem may have a simple explanation and a simple solution.

 
 

A good start is to reduce your intake of alcohol and drinks that contain caffeine (tea and coffee). It is also a good idea not to eat or drink anything just before you go to bed. However, it is important that you do not reduce your normal liquid intake during the day.

What more can you do?

Your doctor is the person who is best qualified to help you. Do not hesitate to contact him or her. Your doctor can investigate, find the cause of your problem and provide a solution.