Waking up to pee may indicate 6 illness

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Waking up to pee may indicate 6 illness
Having to go often to the bathroom to pee is usually a normal symptom, especially when you drank plenty of fluids during the day. However, when it comes up without explanation it can be a sign of some health problems such as urinary tract infection, diabetes or even prostate enlargement in man.

Polyuria is the scientific name for excess urine that occurs when more than 3 liters of pee is eliminated in 24 hours. It is more common for the person to go to the bathroom often to do a small amount of pee than the person who actually does a large amount of urine a day. To clear up this doubt and to be able to identify if the person really is eliminated much pee, the doctor can request a test of urine of 24 hours.

1. Drink plenty of water, coffee, or alcohol
When drinking too much water it is expected that all water will be eliminated through the urine and therefore its volume and frequency are expected to increase, being only a normal response of the organism. This can also happen after eating foods rich in water or after overconsumption of salt or sodium-rich foods like ham, mortadella or chips, for example.

Also, drinking too much coffee or other foods that contain caffeine like black tea, chocolate, and matte tea can also increase urinary frequency because, in addition to having water, caffeine is a natural diuretic. Another diuretic source is the alcoholic beverage which is not a good option to take when you are thirsty because it does not moisturize but instead dehydrates.

2. Take diuretics
Large amounts of urine can be caused by taking diuretics such as Furosemide or Aldactone that can be used to control health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, and even weight loss.

3. Urinary tract infection
Increased frequency of urination may be caused by a urinary tract infection when other symptoms such as pain or burning on urination are present and urination is urgently needed. Another characteristic sign is when the person rushes to the bathroom because he needs to pee and when he gets there, he does not have as much urine as he expected.

4. Diabetes
The need to urinate all the time can also occur due to too much sugar in the blood, causing uncontrolled diabetes. Two types of diabetes can cause frequent urination, diabetes insipidus, and diabetes mellitus and in these cases, there is always an increase in blood sugar the body tries to eliminate this excess through the urine.

5. Urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence happens when you can not hold your urine and so, in addition to peeing several times during the day, you also can not control your urge until you get to the bathroom, wetting your clothes. Although it can also occur in men, incontinence is more common in women, especially during pregnancy or after menopause.

6. Increased prostate
The increased prostate also leads to increased urge to urinate and is common in men over 45 years of age. One of the signs of suspicion is having to wake up to pee all night, at least 2 times, especially if this was not a habit.

So if you suspect you have a health problem, you should make an appointment with a general practitioner for urine and blood tests to be able to identify the cause of this symptom and the most appropriate treatment.

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