Frequent urination can become one of symptoms of kidney disease. In addition to being a sign of a medical condition, it can affect your sleep, work and general well-being.
What is frequent urination?
Frequent urination is the need to urinate more often than is normal for you. The amount you urinate may be less than normal, about the same as normal or more than normal.
Frequent urination may be a problem affecting you both day and night, or you may find that you need to urinate frequently only during the night (nocturia).
How are kidney disease and frequent urination associated?
As the glomerular filtrate enters the renal tubules, it flows sequentially through the successive parts of the tubule—theproximal tubule, the loop of Henle, the distal tubule, the collecting tubule, and, finally, the collecting duct—before it is excreted as urine. Along this course, some substances are selectively reabsorbed from the tubules back into the blood, whereas others are secreted from the blood into the tubular lumen. Eventually, the urine that is formed and all the substances in the urine represent the sum of three basic renal processes—glomerular filtration, tubular reabsorption, and tubular secretion. For many substances, tubular reabsorption plays a much more important role than secretion in determining the final urinary excretion rate. And the damage to reabsorption ability of kidney tubules is the most common cause of frequent urination. Other causes of frequent urination include diabetes, kidney infection, medication, tumor or mass in the pelvic area, bladder stones and so on.
How to treat frequent urination?
If frequent urination is caused by diabetes, then the treatment will be for diabetes, the aim of which is to keep blood sugar under control. If the cause is a kidney infection, then the treatment usually comprises a course of antibiotics and possibly painkillers too.
To avoid foods that irritate the bladder or act as a diuretic, for instance caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, spicy foods, artificial sweeteners. Eating high-fiber foods can help reduce the constipation that worsens an overactive bladder.
Micro-Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy can be used to gradually recover the reabsorption ability of kidney tubular. This treatment is based on Chinese herbal medicines, but used externally. Foreign patients describe it as Chinese massage, very comfortable. Patients do not need worry about side effects as all the medicines come from the nature. You can consult Live Doctor about more treatment options for frequent urination, the service is free.
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