What Causes Frequent Urination | Causes and Treatment
Causes of frequent urination
Frequent urination can occur due to too large urinary output (polyuria) or due to inability of the urinary bladder to keep even small quantities of urine. The healthy bladder can contain up to 700-1,000 ml (or about 3-4 cups), while a variety of health problems can reduce this amount down to about 300 ml (about 1 cup) or less. Normal daily output is about 1.5-2 liters. However, people with low body-O2 content often produce up to 3-4 liters.
In some cases, people can experience both increased total volume and reduced volume for one toilet trip.
Healthy people require no more than 3-4 toilet trips per day, with no trips during night sleep. However, when one's health is compromised, up to 8 or more trips are necessary. Some people require up to 3-5 trips at night. This often happens due to prostate problems in men.
Frequent urination in women can also occur during pregnancy. Both men and women can get this symptom after radiation therapy.
Apart from prostate problems and UTI (urinary tract infections), most cases of frequent urination take place due to some structural abnormalities (inflammation, tumors, diverticula and so on) in the abdominal area. This is the reason why people with digestive problems, duodenal ulcers, Crohn's disease, Candida yeast overgrowth, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and many other disorders have frequent washroom trips with reduced amount of urine (usually less than 500 ml during flare-ups). In fact, their volume of urine is a sensitive indicator of their digestive health, as it is explained in more detail on the page devoted to digestive health.
Warning. In some cases, frequent urination is accompanied by other (more serious) symptoms, such as fever, back or side pain, a discharge from the genital organs, bloody or cloudy urine, shaking chills, vomiting, fatigue, or sudden weight loss.
Virtually all above-considered health problems have the same main cause. This cause is also the key cause of frequent urination. The graph below explains this cause. It also explains why frequent urination was more rare about 2-3 generations ago.
Treatment of frequent urination
Since overbreathing causes nearly all health conditions with frequent urination, the smartest treatment of frequent urination is to eliminate the cause: low body-O2 levels. People with above-described conditions have only about 15 seconds for the body-oxygen test, while the norm is about 40 s. In severe cases, their body O2 is about 10 s or less.
As clinical evidence of over 150 Soviet and Russian MDs indicate, even 5-10 s improvement in body O2 nearly always leads to reduction in frequent urination both in men and women. For some conditions, about 30 s for the morning body O2 is enough to eliminate night trips and achieve average frequency of urination. Some other conditions require up to 40 s for the body-O2 test 24/7.
For over 90% of people, Earthing or electrical grounding of the body to Earth (for electrons with their antioxidant properties) is one of the easiest and simplest methods to immediately reduce frequent urination. Many other lifestyle changes (prevention of supine sleep, nose breathing during sleep, and others) also have a quick positive effect. More details can be found in the Section Learn.
Reference pages: Breathing norms and medical facts:
- Breathing norms: Parameters, graph, and description of the normal breathing pattern
- 6 breathing myths: Myths and superstitions about breathing and body oxygenation (prevalence: over 90%)
- Hyperventilation: Definitions of hyperventilation: their advantages and weak points
- Hyperventilation syndrome: Western scientific evidence about prevalence of chronic hyperventilation in patients with chronic conditions (37 medical studies)
- Normal minute ventilation: Small and slow breathing at rest is enjoyed by healthy subjects (14 studies)
- Hyperventilation prevalence: Present in over 90% of normal people (24 medical studies)
- HV and hypoxia: How and why deep breathing reduces oxygenation of cells and tissues of all vital organs
- Body-oxygen test (CP test) : How to measure your own breathing and body oxygenation (two in one) using a simple DIY test
- Body oxygen in healthy: Results for the body-oxygen test for healthy people (27 medical studies)
- Body oxygen in sick : Results for the body-oxygen test for sick people (14 medical studies)
- Buteyko Table of Health Zones: Clinical description and ranges for breathing zones: from the critically ill (severely sick) up to super healthy people with maximum possible body oxygenation
- Morning hyperventilation: Why people feel worse and critically ill people are most likely to die during early morning hours
References: pages about CO2 effect:
- Vasodilation: CO2 expands arteries and arterioles facilitating perfusion (or blood supply) to all vital organs
- The Bohr effect: How and why oxygen is released by red blood cells in tissues
- Cell oxygen levels: How alveolar CO2 influences oxygen transport
- Oxygen transport: O2 transport is controlled by vasoconstriction-vasodilation and the Bohr effects, both of which rely on CO2
- Free radical generation: Reactive oxygen species are produced within cells due to anaerobic cell respiration caused by cell hypoxia
- Inflammatory response: Chronic inflammation in fueled by the hypoxia-inducible factor 1, while normal breathing reduces and eliminates inflammation
- Nerve stabilization: People remain calm due to calmative or sedative effects of carbon dioxide in neurons or nerve cells
- Muscle relaxation: Relaxation of muscle cells is normal at high CO2, while hypocapnia causes muscular tension, poor posture and, sometimes, aggression and violence
- Bronchodilation: Dilation of airways (bronchi and bronchioles) is caused by carbon dioxide, and their constriction by hypocapnia (low CO2)
- Blood pH: Regulation of blood pH due to breathing and regulation of other bodily fluids
- CO2: lung damage: Elevated carbon dioxide prevents lung injury and promotes healing of lung tissues
- CO2: Topical carbon dioxide can heal skin and tissues
- Synthesis of glutamine in the brain, CO2 fixation, and other chemical reactions
- Deep breathing myth: Ignorant and naive people promote the idea that deep breathing and breathing more air at rest is beneficial for health
- Breathing control: How is our breathing regulated? Why hypocapnia makes breathing uneven, irregular and erratic.
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