Urinary frequency problems in men may herald heart disease or diabetes

Men who regularly get up more than once a night to urinate could be suffering from a range of health conditions, many of which can be treated if GPs look for them, according to University of Adelaide researchers.

The condition, known as “nocturia”, is one sign of “overactive bladder syndrome”.

“The need to urinate at night is a problem with urine storage, and this disrupts sleep. It is an indication of and can also exacerbate other health conditions,” says Professor Gary Wittert, Director of the University’s Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health.

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