The Latest in the Diagnosis and Management of Nocturia
Nocturia is a common urologic condition with prevalence increasing in the elderly and can result in fragmented sleep, impaired daytime functioning, and falls.
Nocturia, or the condition where the patient wakes two or more times per night to void the bladder, is linked to a multiplicity of physical and mental health disorders.
Research has shown that nocturia and major depressive disorder are often correlated. The clinician should take a complete history along with performing a physical examination when patients present with symptoms that may be associated with nocturia.
Reduced sleep duration and quality can affect slow wave sleep (SWS) or restorative sleep, which is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus.
This infographic provides an overview of nocturia, its impact on patients and various treatment options available.