Is nocturia treatable?

If you think you might have nocturia, see your physician. He or she may refer you to a urologist to treat the condition.

Treatment depends on the type and cause of nocturia. If sleep apnea is considered, you may be referred to a sleep specialist or pulmonologist.

Treatment options for nocturia may include:

Interventions:

  • Restrict fluids in the evening (especially coffee, caffeinated beverages, and alcohol).
  • Time intake of diuretics (take mid- to late afternoon, six hours before bedtime).
  • Take afternoon naps.
  • Elevate the legs (helps prevent fluid accumulation).
  • Wear compression stockings (helps prevent fluid accumulation).

Medications:

  • Anticholinergic medications: reduce symptoms of overactive bladder
  • Bumetanide (Bumex®), Furosemide (Lasix®): diuretics that assist in regulating urine production
  • Desmopressin (DDAVP®): helps the kidneys produce less urine

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