By Pierre Mouchette | Bits-n-Pieces
In this article, frequency is the number of times you go to the toilet to pass urine daily. If you must go to the toilet more than seven times a day to drink approximately two liters of fluid, you may have a frequency problem.
An overactive bladder can cause this. The bladder might contract even when it does not have to. For example, if your bladder only has a small amount of urine, it may be oversensitive. It means you need to go to the toilet more often. Frequency is often associated with urgency and urge incontinence.
What Is Normal Urination Frequency?
As with many things, everyone is different. It also applies to average urinary frequency. For most people, the average number of times to urinate per day is between 6 to 7 times in 24 hours. Usual urinary frequency can also depend on how much liquid you drink daily and the liquid you consume. If you take medication for high blood pressure, for instance, it may increase because of how some medications work, for example, medicines referred to as "Diuretics." How healthy and active you are can affect, and to some extent, your age, e.g., the average frequency of urination in children, will be different from an adult.
Identifying A Frequency Problem
If concerned about how often you urinate and it affects your life, making an appointment to see your doctor, continence nurse, or specialist physiotherapist will help. A continence nurse and specialist physiotherapist are healthcare professionals who specialize in bladder and bowel problems.
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