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While the issue of frequent urination is common in older men, it’s definitely not ‘normal’, and the cause should be identified. Simple lifestyle changes might assist, but in some cases, it will be a symptom of an underlying disease that requires medical treatment, such as diabetes or an enlarged prostate gland
Frequent urination can interfere with your everyday life. It interrupts leisure activities, work, and sleep and discourages participation in exercise, sex, and socialising. This can have a significant negative impact on your wellbeing.
Don’t ignore frequent urination. Book an appointment with your doctor to discuss what’s happening.
According to the Continence Foundation a healthy bladder:
If you’re urinating more than eight times a day and twice in the night, you have a frequent urination issue.
In addition to frequency, you might also be experiencing:
Regardless of the combination, if you have any of these symptoms, make an appointment with your GP.
The treatment for frequent urination in men is determined by the diagnosis of the underlying cause.
Frequent urination in men often causes incontinence. While you’re seeking or undertaking treatment, leakage can be managed with highly absorbent disposable products that not only keep you dry but are discreet under regular clothing and prevent tell-tale odours from developing.
For the small leaks associated with not quite making it to the toilet in time, try TENA Men’s Guards Shaped like a cricket box, these pads tuck snuggly and securely into the front of regular briefs and come in three different levels of absorbency.
Some men find that once they start urinating, they can’t stop the flow – even if they’re yet to get to the toilet. For this situation, try TENA Men’s Pants Designed to look and feel like regular underwear, these pants comfortably and quickly absorb a significant amount of urine, keeping you dry and odour-free. They are unnoticeable under most regular clothing, including shorts and jeans.
If you’re unsure as to which is the best product for you, why not try TENA’s Product Finder tool ? This function steps you through a series of simple questions, then uses this information to recommend some potentially suitable products and allows you to order up to three free samples.
Frequent urination in men should never be ignored or accepted as an inevitable part of getting older. The underlying cause could be serious so you must have it investigated by your doctor.
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