Monday, April 27, 2009

Night-time urination 'raises mortality risk'

Do you get up frequently to pee at night? Well, it's high time that you consult a doctor, for a new study has revealed that night-time
urination raises a person's mortality risk. Researchers have carried out the study and found that people suffering from nocturia, the need to urinate at least twice during the night, may have a significantly increased risk for mortality, the 'The Journal of Urology' reported. To reach the conclusion, the researchers conducted a comprehensive geriatric assessment of 788 residents 70 years old or older to determine incidence of nocturia. Using data from national health system, they assessed differences in survival stratified by presence or absence of nocturia over three years. They then adjusted the models to control for age, sex, BMI, diabetes, hypertension, history of coronary heart disease, nephropathy, alcohol consumption, and use of tranquilisers, hypnotics or diuretics. The study showed that there was a significantly increased mortality rate in elderly patients living in a Japanese assisted-living facility who suffered from nocturia relative to other residents. The findings are presented at the annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association. "Nighttime urination is not necessarily just a matter of getting older. Patients should talk to their doctor about what may be causing this. There may be a very serious yet treatable condition involved," Anthony Smith, the Spokesman for the American Urological Association, was quoted by the media as saying.


At April 28, 2009 at 5:32 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

not me! :)


At May 11, 2009 at 3:32 AM, Blogger iriz said...

me neither!

this is an informative post, thanks for sharing and concern.

nice day!

At June 10, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Blogger GMG said...

Hi Raghu! Interesting post, as always!

Blogtrotter (not me, I’m stuck here ;)) is profiting from the holidays in Lisbon this week and has a tour of Lake Galve, one of the beautiful lakes near Trakai, to show you! Hope you enjoy and have a great week!

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