Potential Causes of Frequent Urination
Have you noticed that your bathroom trips have increased? Or maybe you are waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom? If so, you may be dealing with an overactive bladder or urge urinary incontinence. On a typical day, everyone should urinate between 5-8 times. However, if you have gone through menopause using the bathroom once per night is also considered normal. Anything over 8 times within a 24 hour period is considered frequent urination. There are many different factors and causes that could be resulting in frequent urination. The key is to figure out what is causing your frequent bathroom trips and treating it as soon as possible.
There’s Many Different Causes of Frequent Urination
From diet to health conditions, there are many different factors that can lead to frequent urination. A very common cause of frequent urination is caffeine and alcohol intake. Both of these can irritate your bladder and cause frequent trips to the bathroom. Another common cause is pregnancy. While the baby is slowly growing, they will start to push up against the bladder and apply additional pressure. Another cause of frequent urination is a weakened pelvic floor, which can often happen during pregnancy and childbirth. If these muscles are not functioning properly, they can’t properly support the bladder and other vital organs. This can result in leaking and frequent bathroom trips.Infections, such as urinary tract or kidney infections, can also result in frequent urination. It is always recommended to see your doctor if you suspect that may be the issue.
Treatments for Frequent Urination
If you’re looking for a way to help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles from the comfort of your own home, performing kegels is a great way to get started. Kegels are exercises that involve repetitions of quick contractions of your pelvic floor muscles. These five exercises can be a great starting point in your pelvic health journey. For the best results, it is recommended to start with 10 to 20 repetitions, 3 times a day. Once you get the hang of it and feel ready to do so, you can start to increase the amount of repetitions. Be sure to book a consultation with a pelvic health expert before beginning this regimen to make sure it’s the right fit for you.
For faster and long-lasting results Corelife Wellness offers the Emsella – Libby Chair Pelvic Therapy. It is a non-invasive and comfortable treatment that stimulates the pelvic floor muscles with high-frequency electromagnetic energy. It delivers over 11,000 supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions in just one 28 minute session! As an additional bonus, the Libby Chair Pelvic Therapy helps optimize the neuromuscular system which contributes to calming down the bladder and reducing those frequent washroom trips.
If we pee too often or “just in case”, over time our bladder learns to behave in this way and tells us we need to pee much more frequently than we actually do. Bladder retraining can correct this issue. Aim to void 5-8 times throughout the day and make sure your voids last a minimum of 8 seconds!
A Few Tips to Prevent Frequent Urination
Although frequent urination can be due to many different factors, sometimes it may just be a matter of the types of food and drinks you consume. Caffeine, alcohol, and spicy foods can irritate your bladder and lead to frequent urination. Limiting these in your daily diet could lead to your bladder thanking you with fewer bathroom trips. Water intake is also very important. You should still drink plenty of water throughout the day even if you’re worried that it may worsen your problem. The key is to sip on the water, rather than gulping it down all at once, to give your body the time to process the water without causing leaks or frequent bathroom trips. If you are interested in learning more about diet tips and tricks for urinary incontinence, make sure to check out this blog.
Get Your Confidence Back With Corelife
Always having to plan for the next bathroom visit or constantly worrying about leakage can get exhausting. From a weakened pelvic floor to health conditions, there are plenty of causes for frequent urination. But don’t worry, there are treatments out there and Corelife Wellness can help! With kegel exercises and our Emsella – Libby Pelvic Chair Therapy, we can help find the right treatment program to get your pelvic floor muscles back to being strong and functioning correctly.
Book a consult to talk about what you have been experiencing. We will get you right back to feeling confident and living life on your own terms.
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