I was admitted to hospital because of a urinary tract infection and a painful hip after falling on my way to the toilet one night. During a conversation with the healthcare professional in the rehabilitation centre, I told them – well, actually my wife did – that I needed to wake up several times a night to go to the bathroom.
It made me feel so sleepy that I was spending more time in bed during the daytime too. I felt anxious and unhappy. I had never told my healthcare professional, as I thought it was part of the natural ageing process and was afraid of receiving bad news.
However, the healthcare professional in the rehabilitation centre told me he could treat me. After one week of treatment, I slept much better and didn’t need to get out of bed during the night to urinate. I was energetic during the day and felt like a new person. Some days later my renewed energy meant I was able to return home.
Getting treatment meant I could enjoy life again. I was able to play petanque with my wife and friends again and spend more time with my grandchildren. My only regret is that I didn’t talk to my healthcare professional and receive treatment sooner.
Reclaim your night.
Re-energise your day.
Nocturia is usually easy to treat, so if your night-time bathroom trips are affecting your day to day life, it’s time to talk to your healthcare professional. Together, you and they may be able to determine the cause of your Nocturia and decide on the best treatment option so that you can reclaim your nights and re-energise your days.
TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR TO
DISCUSS YOUR SYMPTOMS
AND TREATMENT OPTIONS