the toilet is part of nature, but what happens when the urge to urinate becomes
a problem? The human body normally produces about one and a half litres of
urine each day. The urine is produced in the kidneys, stored in the bladder and
is then released during urination. Emptying the bladder 3 to 5 times a day1 is usual,
but this can increase to up to 8 times a day depending on the amount of fluid
intake. Dysfunctions or infections upset the equilibrium of this complex
process; the results vary from increased frequency and urge to urinate to
involuntary urinary leaks. If these symptoms occur often, there are a number of
If you have an unusually frequent urge to urinate, we recommend seeking medical advice.
Your doctor may first analyse your blood and urine values and can possibly ask you to keep a diary in which you record the frequency and amount of urination to help determine the cause. In some cases a bladder examination (a cytoscopy) or an ultrasound examination of the urinary tract can also be done. If there is an underlying psychological cause for a dysfunction, relaxation exercises and yoga or acupuncture can be helpful.
1 Lukacz et al. A healthy bladder: a consensus statement. Int J Clin Pract, October 2011, 65, 10, 1026–1036 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21923844
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