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Old 11-18-2008, 05:38 AM   #12
Darryl Shaw
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Originally Posted by Liam Dougherty Springer View Post
Thanx for all the input..... I will try the unplugging and I am gonna get some magnesium for before bed....

Darryl I am trippin off the you shouldn't wake up to go to the bathroom thing I am sure I am not diabetic but I guess I had better get the prostate checked I am only 29.....

Dr. G you have input on the urinating at night issue?
The reason you shouldn't wake up to go to the bathroom every night, well okay, you should wake up if you have to go lol, is because around sunset your pituitary gland releases a burst of vasopressin (antidiuretic hormone, ADH) which tells your kidneys to start concentrating urine so that your bladder doesn't fill overnight. Obviously if you're drinking excessive volumes of fluids at night there's a good chance your bladder will fill before dawn forcing you to get up but if you aren't drinking to excess then it's worth getting tested for the other two main causes of polyuria namely diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus.
Before going to the doctors though try reducing your fluid intake after sunset and don't get too worried if your urine gets darker as the evening wears on because that's just the ADH doing it's job.
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