Waking up to urinate frequently

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Sleep is important and any number of things can make falling asleep difficult.

We have one problem- with a potential solution- that might help in this week's Neighborhood Healthwatch.

Dr. William Ferrar is helping patients who are waking up due to a need to use the bathroom.

Men assume it's their prostate when they notice urine volume is smaller than the day time amount they have to pass.

The need to go is usually coming from the urinary bladder being irritated by infection.

A good idea is to see your doctor to check for infection. They could provide some help even if an infection doesn't exist. If symptoms don't improve, see the doctor again for medications to be added and perhaps more extensive testing.

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