1. Can lifestyle changes avoid frequent urination?
Lifestyle changes, such as avoiding certain foods or beverages, which may increase urination, such as alcohol, caffeine-containing beverages, citrus fruits, tomatoes and artificial sweeteners, can be implemented. Exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor muscles should also be performed daily. Constipation may also cause frequent urination and hence increasing fibre intake becomes essential.
2. How is frequent urination treated?
The treatment for frequent urination mainly aims at treating the cause. For instance, if the condition is due to a urinary tract infection, antibiotics are prescribed. Medications that prevent the occurrence of spasms of the bladder; kegel and other exercises; and alternative medicine approaches, such as acupuncture, are also used for treating urinary incontinence.
3. What are the complications associated with this condition?
The complications of frequent urination arise mainly from the cause. In case of a urinary tract infection, the major complications would be a severe systemic infection or kidney damage. In general, frequent urination hampers the overall quality of life, as it is associated with frequent breaks to the washroom.
4. Can homeopathy treat frequent urination?
Many homeopathic remedies, such as Belladonna, Arnica, Causticum, Lycopodium, Kerosetum and other naturally obtained medications, can be used for the treatment of urinary incontinence (uncontrolled urine leak).
5. What can cause frequent urination?
Frequent urination or polyuria is caused due to various reasons, such as urinary tract infections, overactive bladder, diabetes, bladder stones, weakened pelvic muscles and interstitial cystitis. Excessive consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine may cause irritation of the walls of the bladder, thus causing frequent urination.