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Nocturia and enuresis have effective treatment

Nocturia and enuresis have effective treatment

Common in newborns and children up to five years of age, bedwetting is not a problem for small children alone. Also called nocturnal urination, it characterizes involuntary urination during sleep and can be seen in men as young as 50 years old. Nocturia, need to rise at night to empty the bladder, also reaches a significant layer of the population. Both characteristics have treatment, but it is necessary to investigate case by case to understand the causes.

Enuresis, in the absence of urologic, clinical or mental pathology, is considered enuretic disorder after the age of five years. Although it can occur during any stage of sleep, it is more common to see cases in the first third of the night.

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Several problems can lead to nighttime urination and nocturia, until but the appearance of this uncomfortable characteristic in people over 50 is related to the enlargement of the prostate, as explained by the otolaryngologist and director of the Brazilian Sleep Association, Michel Cahali. "There are two main causes in men from the age of 50. The first is enlargement of the prostate, which leads to frequent nocturia, affects about 20% of the cases and the indication is to look for the urologist.The enlargement of the prostate ends up pressing the urethra. The other cause is sleep apnea.This person has about 30% chance of having nocturia because of the strength to breathe at night.To breathe, she has to do so much force that the blood and circulates in a strange way in the body, "he says.

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Although it seems that nocturia problems affect only the person on the quality of sleep, there is studies that prove that lifting more than three times a night to urinate increases the risk of accidents due to falling, drowsiness and even death due to drowsiness and the low luminosity of the environment.

This is what the specialist in Applied Anatomy of the Head ICB / USP and also member of the Brazilian Association of Sleep, Fausto Ito. Therefore, it is recommended that treatment be given as soon as the first symptoms appear during the patient's nights.

"Nocturia treatment is usually effective but depends on its cause and therefore should be individualized. include behavioral measures such as the adequacy of the amount of fluid ingested before bedtime, changes in medication administration times (such as diuretics), treatment of problems such as decompensated diabetes or heart failure, and specific treatment for prostate and bladder problems, "says Ito .

According to the specialist, a basic tip that every doctor spends is not to ingest high amounts of water before bed, nor to go to bed shortly after eating. You have to prepare your body well to avoid these problems.


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