- Urinary tract infections (UTIs): UTIs usually come with pain or burning when urine is being passed. Among older persons, these symptoms might not be evident; hence, other symptoms such as high temperatures, a sudden need to go to the toilet more frequently or urgently, smelly urine, and confusion may be evident.
- Failure to take enough fluid causes urine to be more concentrated, consequently this can cause irritation to the bladder and give a feeling of urgency.
- Excessive consumption of fluid can cause filling of the bladder.
- Excessive use of the toilet beyond normal may cause and train the bladder to hold less urine and increase the frequency of trips to the toilet
- A rectum full of hard faeces puts pressure on the bladder and urethra, and prevent it from been able to completely empty, or causes frequency. The condition is known as Constipation
- Drinks such as tea, coffee and cola with “caffeine” can upset or irritate the bladder.
- Alcohol increases the frequency of urine by increasing urine production.
- Prostate-related problems in men may also affect bladder functioning
- Chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment can cause inflammation in the bladder (cystitis).
- Medicines used for other health conditions may affect your bladder and bowel. A typical example, Diuretics (water tablets) increases the kidneys production of urine. This increases the urgency and frequency to urinate.
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