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:
- 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).
- 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