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 Causes of Frequent Urination

 

Introduction

 

Urination also called micturition is the release of urine (a liquid by-product of metabolism in the bodies of many animals and humans) from the bladder through the urethra to the outside of the body. There is frequent urination (i.e., the need to urinate more than one does typically) due to contractions of the muscles of the walls of the bladder as a result of excessive production of urine by the kidney.

 

NOTE: The kidney makes urine by filtering wastes and extra water from the blood. The waste is called urea, the blood carries it to the kidneys, and from the kidneys, urine travels down two thin tubes called ureter to the bladder. The bladder stores urine until one is ready to urinate.

 

Causes of frequent urination

 

1. Diet

 

There is frequent urination when liquid or semi-solid food is being consumed in excess. This excess consumption results in a quick breakdown of high sugar intake, which in the form of glucose is converted to glycogen for storage in the body while excess finds an excretory path to exit the body in which urination forms a major route.

 

2. Pregnancy

 

In pregnancy there is mostly frequent urination, starting from the early weeks of pregnancy because the growing uterus places pressure on the bladder.

 

3. Diabetes

 

Frequent urination with an abnormal large amount of urine is often an early symptom of both type I and type II diabetes as the body tries to get rid itself of unused glucose through the urine.

 

4. Medication

 

Medication like diuretics that are used for d treatment of blood pressure or fluid build-up, works on the kidney and flushes out excess fluid from the body which causes frequent urination.

 

5. Urinary tract infection

 

This happens when microbes such as bacteria enter the bladder through the urethra, overcoming the body's defenses in the urinary tract. This can affect the kidneys, bladder, and the tubes that run between them.

 

Treatment of frequent urination

 

Frequency can be treated with exercise, bladder training, by monitoring fluid intake, especially at night. But if there is an underlying cause like diabetes, urinary tract infection and others, then other care would be required.

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