Nocturia (excessive nighttime urination) risk is lower in physically active men. Males may experience nocturia due to an enlarged prostate, overproduction of urine, low bladder capacity, and sleep disturbances.
The researchers analyzed data from 28,404 men with pre-existing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and 4,710 men with newly developed BPH (incident group). In the incident group, men who were more physically active – one or more hours a week – were 13 percent less likely to report nocturia, compared to men who did not report any physical activity.
Possible mechanisms behind the link between physical activity and nocturia include smaller body size, improved sleep quality, a decrease in the sympathetic nervous system activity, and lower levels of systemic inflammation.
Treatment for nocturia involves addressing the cause. This could involve antibiotics for a present UTI, prescription medications for diabetes and more effective diabetes management strategies, sleep apnea treatment, and lifestyle modification such as moderating beverage consumption.
Sometimes, your doctor may prescribe medications that are commonly used for overactive bladder treatment to ease the symptoms.
Nocturnal urination can be a nuisance and can have negative effects on your health. If you’re tired of getting up to pee every night, here are some natural remedies you can try to ease nocturia.
By trying some of these natural remedies, you can have greater success in managing your nocturia. Speaking with your doctor regarding frequent nighttime urination is still imperative as, once again, it is often a sign of another condition that may require medical intervention. By knowing the exact cause of your nocturia, you can effectively treat the condition and alleviate your nighttime urination.