I feel many clinicians do not understand that nocturia not only effects the person’s night but its effect carries over to the daytime. Also, many times, nocturia is not identified as a separate problem but confused with overactive bladder or enlarged prostate, but it is a separate symptom with differing causes. Many patients with nocturia do not have daytime symptoms of urgency and frequency.
UroToday’s Editor of the LUTS Center of Excellence, Dr. Ben Brucker, also commented on the Harris Poll noting that nocturia can be progressive “…….see patients who have suffered from nocturia for many years, as it slowly progresses from getting up twice to over four times per night ….”
The point of the Harris Poll is that nocturia is a 24/7 problem, treatment exists, and professionals need to ask patients about nighttime awakenings.
The Medical Condition 72 Percent of Americans Don’t Know About is Stealing Sleep and Disrupting Lives
Topic Interview with Benjamin Brucker
Written by: Diane Newman, DNP, CRNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD, Nurse Practitioner (NP), Co-Director, Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health Director, Clinical Trials, Division of Urology, Adjunct Professor of Urology in Surgery, Penn Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Published Date: October 25th, 2018
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