What Can Cause Frequent Urination?

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With an MD from Chicago Medical School, urologist Dr. Alan Sadah holds privileges at a number of Illinois hospitals, including St. Alexius Medical Center, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Westlake Hospital. In 2011 Dr. Alan Sadah assumed his current position as a medical doctor and urologist with Metro Chicago Surgical Oncology, LLC, where he treats a variety of medical issues such as frequent urination.

Frequent urination is listed as a symptom for a wide range of issues, from something as severe as kidney disease to something far more simple, like drinking excessive fluids. That said, individuals must first determine whether their urinary habits constitute frequent urination before consulting with a medical professional.

The average person urinates between six and eight times per day. However, a number of factors can influence these numbers. It would not be uncommon, for example, for an especially well-hydrated person to urinate as many as 10 times in a 24-hour period. Furthermore, certain medications, including diuretics for high blood pressure, count increased urination among their side effects.

Other aspects of urination should be treated with a similarly thorough analysis. For example, the average person can sleep between six and eight hours without waking up with the urge to urinate. Despite this fact, waking up once per night to pee should not be automatically viewed as cause for concern, particularly if a person drinks water or other liquids shortly before going to bed.

Individuals who feel they may be urinating too frequently should discuss their concerns and urinary habits with a urologist.


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