- What is the patient’s bladder capacity if he or she has daytime frequency;
- Is the patient diuresing because of some type of congestive heart failure;
- Is the patient going through menopause and have insomnia;
- Do they have a sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome;
- Or possibly, do they have hypertension with heart failure and obesity;
- Do they have polydipsia with uncontrolled hyperglycemia?
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: December 11th, 2018
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