Frequent urination is when you need to pee more than usual. There are no hard and fast rules on how much is normal. But, when your need to urinate has increased to the point where it causes problems or pain, there’s clearly an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. For some people, the frequency in which they need to urinate causes stress and anxiety, especially if they are not near a bathroom.
There are many causes for frequent urination, which can be managed or cured with appropriate treatment from your doctor. In this article, we’ll discuss many of those causes and how they can be treated. Don’t let frequent urination interfere with your life. If your trips to the bathroom are causing problems address them right away to get back to the life you’ve always enjoyed.
Urinary Tract Infection
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common causes of frequent urination, especially in women. According to SQUMJ, 50- to 60-percent of women will experience a UTI at some point in their life. Women are more prone to UTIs, since their urethra is shorter compared to that in men. “During a UTI, an outside infection enters the body and causes inflammation (swelling) in your urinary system,” reports the Cleveland Clinic.
You are at a higher risk for developing a UTI if you do not drink enough fluids, hold your urine for extended periods of time, or wipe your bottom incorrectly. Most UTIs are caused by a bacterial infection and can be treated with an antibiotic. You will need to see your doctor to get the diagnosis and prescription. So don’t hesitate making that phone call if you believe you have a UTI.