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Going to Bathroom?
Going to bathroom at night, how is it connected to Sleep Apnea?
I have always gone to the bathroom many times a night and since being diagnosed with sleep apnea I find it is one of the symptoms. Could someone please explain this one to me please? Is it just a trigger, once you wake, you think you had better go? That's basically how I work.
I am hoping once I get hooked up in about two weeks that my nightly walks will all but cease.

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01-18-2014 09:33 PM
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Many health-care providers and ordinary people think of nocturia as a urological or gynecological problem," she said. "They don't understand that sleep apnea can cause the body to produce too much urine at night.

"People who wake up to urinate shouldn't assume that it's my prostate, or 'I'm just old'," she said.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/fam...-urination
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01-18-2014 09:58 PM
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Nocturia - urinating at night
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-Nocturia-urinating-at-night
01-18-2014 10:10 PM
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(01-18-2014 10:10 PM)zonk Wrote:  Nocturia - urinating at night
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-Nocturia-urinating-at-night
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01-18-2014 10:11 PM
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Someone put a post on this forum I read a couple months ago describing how nocturia is triggered by OSA but I can't find it now. It had something to do with fight or flight and blood flow rushes out of the heart when one stops breathing then rushes back to the heart when one starts breathing again and it triggers a hormone that tells the kidney there is an overload of fluid in the body and the bladder fills. That may not be the exact description but as best as I can remember. When I was talking with the sleep doctor last week he described it similarly when I told him how amazed I was that I no longer had the problem in the night.

I have gone to the bathroom frequently in the night for the last several years. Sometimes as many as 4 and 5 times but always at least once and more likely twice a night. I never knew about nocturia associated with OSA before reading it on this forum. I assumed I was developing a weak bladder as my Mom has a very weak bladder. Since beginning CPAP almost 2 months ago, nocturia is 100% reversed for me. I don't get up at all. Also I go far less during the daytime. I would say that is the most significant change for me so far with CPAP.
01-18-2014 10:21 PM
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Thanks Zonk for finding that post. I looked and couldn't find it!
01-18-2014 10:26 PM
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During an apnea event, the heart rate and stroke volume increases, along with blood pressure, to try to keep the body oxygenated. Increased BP increases the pressure gradient in the nephron of the kidney pushing fluid out. Also, the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system is up-regulated.

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(01-18-2014 09:58 PM)me50 Wrote:  Many health-care providers and ordinary people think of nocturia as a urological or gynecological problem," she said. "They don't understand that sleep apnea can cause the body to produce too much urine at night.

"People who wake up to urinate shouldn't assume that it's my prostate, or 'I'm just old'," she said.

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/fam...-urination

Thank you for the link me50, I had never heard of nocturia and over the years I have had all sorts of tests done for my frequent urination. Never has anyone mentioned S.A.

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01-19-2014 12:55 AM
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(01-18-2014 10:21 PM)ImaSurvivor Wrote:  Someone put a post on this forum I read a couple months ago describing how nocturia is triggered by OSA but I can't find it now. It had something to do with fight or flight and blood flow rushes out of the heart when one stops breathing then rushes back to the heart when one starts breathing again and it triggers a hormone that tells the kidney there is an overload of fluid in the body and the bladder fills. That may not be the exact description but as best as I can remember. When I was talking with the sleep doctor last week he described it similarly when I told him how amazed I was that I no longer had the problem in the night.

I have gone to the bathroom frequently in the night for the last several years. Sometimes as many as 4 and 5 times but always at least once and more likely twice a night. I never knew about nocturia associated with OSA before reading it on this forum. I assumed I was developing a weak bladder as my Mom has a very weak bladder. Since beginning CPAP almost 2 months ago, nocturia is 100% reversed for me. I don't get up at all. Also I go far less during the daytime. I would say that is the most significant change for me so far with CPAP.
I have the same problem that used to have right down to my mother, and have done for years and the Doctors haven't been able to find a reason for it. So hopefully once I am up and running on cpap this will be another problem of mine that will be solved.
I found Zonk's link and it basically said what you said your Dr. said, and it all makes sense.
I am so pleased for you and will be keeping my fingers crossed for me.

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01-19-2014 01:03 AM
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I had not seen the link between the two till now. I just thought I was waking up so my body told me to get up and go. Now with my machine I've only got up once in a month. Needless to say when I do get up in the morning I have to go.
01-19-2014 01:07 AM
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