Increased Mortality Associated with Frequent Night Time Urination

I got interested in this subject based on a recent discussion on one of the Public Square Threads.  This study shows in people older than 70 that urination two or more times per night is associated with death.  This relationship held even after the following covariates were controlled:  “age, sex, BMI, diabetes, hypertension, history of coronary heart disease, nephropathy, alcohol consumption, and use of tranquilizers, hypnotics or diuretics.”

Read the article here.

As the article concludes, it is advisable to talk to your doctor if you are having this problem.

Iggy Donnelly

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One response to “Increased Mortality Associated with Frequent Night Time Urination

  1. frigginloon

    What about people under 70? This loon has been known to do toilet dashes throughout the night! But I am thinking it is due to excess drinking rather than imminent death.
    An 80 year old visits his doctor. Doctor asks him how his plumbing is going. Good Doc, every morning at 7am without fail I go to the toilet. Doctor says” That’s fantastic”. The old man replies “Yes, but I don’t get out of bed until 9!”