Do you feel like you constantly going to the washroom?
Do you have to get up in the night to urinate?
Is running to the bathroom running your life?
You could have an “overactive bladder”.
What's normal with regards to to urination:
If you are feeling urgency and having to urinate many times a day (more that 8 times) there is likely some degree of dysfunction in bladder emptying.
The bladder is a muscular organ that can hold 300-600ml of fluid.
Here are some factors that influence bladder emptying:
Central Nervous System:
Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction:
Compounds in certain foods and beverages can irritate the bladder causing increased urgency and frequency of urination.
These irritants include:
If you have an overactive bladder, reducing irritants is a great first step improving symptoms.
For further assessment and treatment, see a naturopathic doctor.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Marnie Luck, N.D
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