excessive urination at night; especially common in older men
A frequent need to arise during the night in order to urinate.
Origin: From nox, and -uria.
Nocturia, also called nycturia, is the need to get up in the night to urinate, thus interrupting sleep. Its occurrence is more frequent in pregnant women and in the elderly. Nocturia could result simply from too much liquid intake before going to bed, or it could be a symptom of a larger problem, such as sleep apnea, hyperparathyroidism, chronic renal failure, urinary incontinence, bladder infection, interstitial cystitis, diabetes, congestive heart failure, benign prostatic hyperplasia, ureteral pelvic junction obstruction, uterine fibroids, eating disorders, or prostate cancer.
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Frequent URINATION at night that interrupts sleep. It is often associated with outflow obstruction, DIABETES MELLITUS, or bladder inflammation (CYSTITIS).
The numerical value of nocturia in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of nocturia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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Overactive bladder is a syndrome defined by urinary urgency, frequency, and nocturia—somebody wakes up at night to go to the restroom.
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