Frequent night-time toilet trips linked to hypertension

Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure.

Toilet trips linked to hypertension

Trips to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure, according to results from a Japanese study.

“Our study indicates that if you need to urinate in the night – called nocturia – you may have elevated blood pressure and/or excess fluid in your body,” said study author Dr Satoshi Konno, of the Tohoku Rosai Hospital in Japan.

“If you continue to have nocturia, ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and salt intake.”

The study involved 3749 participants who had an annual health check in 2017. Blood pressure was measured and information on nocturia was obtained by questionnaire.

Participants with blood pressure 140/90 mmHg or higher or prescribed antihypertensive drugs were considered hypertensive.

Nocturia (one or more events per night) was significantly associated with hypertension after controlling for possible confounders.

The risk of hypertension rose significantly as the number of nocturia events per night increased.

“We found that getting up in the night to urinate was linked to a 40 per cent greater chance of having hypertension,” said Dr Konno. “And the more visits to the toilet, the greater the risk of hypertension.”

Of the 1882 participants who answered the questionnaire, 1295 (69 per cent) had nocturia. However, Dr Konno said the results did not prove a causal relationship between nocturia and hypertension.

“The relationship may be influenced by various factors including lifestyle, salt intake, ethnicity and genetic background,” he said.

Do you make frequent trips to the toilet at night? Have you had your blood pressure tested? Have you seen a correlation in your own health results? Are you more likely to get your blood pressure tested after reading the result of this study?

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    Disclaimer: This article contains general information about health issues and is not advice. For health advice, consult your medical practitioner.





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    rob101
    9th Apr 2019
    10:08am
    What about Benign Prostate Enlargement or Prostate Cancer? I would be looking at those FIRST!


    rob101
    MICK
    9th Apr 2019
    11:14am
    Exactly rob. The article is ridiculous.
    I'll be seeing the doc shortly to understand why my habits are changing but I already sort of know what is going to come out of it. Not sure where that will go other than a worry about prostate cancer and a medical system which has not heard of this ailment and does not subsidise its treatment.
    Anonymous
    9th Apr 2019
    12:24pm
    Have a few drinks most nights and have to get up once a night. Doc checked my PSA, nothing to worry about. Blood pressure is in my family - mum took a tablet from age 30 and still took one before she died in February this year, aged 96.
    These articles are only good for scaring some people, works quite well as doctor's visits might increase.
    Aussie
    9th Apr 2019
    2:17pm
    Totally agreed all rubbish but if you notice at the beginning on the mail title say "PROMOTIONS" that means that "YourLifeChoices" are getting pay some small money for each person that opens the mail .... they do not give a shit if the article is good or not.
    I drink a lot of water during the day and pee a few times at night but if I do not drink a lot of water only pee one time ... yes rubbish article
    purplejan88
    9th Apr 2019
    2:47pm
    codswallop! i have always peed at least once if not twice a night even as a child - if i do happen to sleep through i'm checking the bed to see if i've wet it. for some of us getting up in the night is normal!!
    MICK
    9th Apr 2019
    4:41pm
    Well spotted Aussie....the link not your pants....chuckle, chuckle.

    I have noticed for a while now that YLC are taking paid advertising which is misleading and they do not take the adds down.

    I pointed out last week that the'14 Day Japan Tour which was advertised as "Half Price" was blatantly misleading as the price is what the going rate is. Checked it out. I also did a chat with the business concerned and was fobbed with some nonsense rhetoric with no clarification about the intentionally misleading add.

    Today I saw an electricity comparison offer so I jumped in. Filled in all the fields but when it came time to receive the offers I was asked for name, email and phone number. Only an email is required to send this out so the business was intending to ring and harass those of us dumb enough to have filled out the information. At that stage I clicked it off.
    It would be helpful if YLC vetted its adds rather than put its readers to the sword. Not happy Jan!
    rob101
    9th Apr 2019
    10:08am
    What about Benign Prostate Enlargement or Prostate Cancer? I would be looking at those FIRST!


    rob101

    9th Apr 2019
    10:41am
    I drink a lot of water during the evening, that's why I wake up at 3am
    GeorgeM
    9th Apr 2019
    12:22pm
    Yep, other simple causes too - maybe the mattress needs to be changed, maybe there is discomfort due to back or knee / other joint problems, etc, etc.
    Ted Wards
    9th Apr 2019
    10:50am
    Then there's the multiple problems that women have in that area due to childbirth and hormones! Not enough detail in this article which rules out all these other factors, as usual!
    Old Geezer
    9th Apr 2019
    10:55am
    I have low blood pressure and I regularly have to get up in the middle of the night.
    80 plus
    9th Apr 2019
    11:17am
    I have a cartoon on my fridge door, it reads"I let my husband do the talking, I do the contradicting" is that your hobby Old Geezer? you never seem to post anything useful.
    casey
    9th Apr 2019
    11:48am
    The article reads you have to get up in the night if you have high blood pressure. Old geezer was making a statement saying he has low blood pressure and has to get up in the night. It could be something that also affects others. What is your problem with that statement 80 plus?
    Old Geezer
    9th Apr 2019
    12:07pm
    That post was very useful as it debunked the theory.
    Old Geezer
    9th Apr 2019
    12:07pm
    That post was very useful as it debunked the theory.
    Polly Esther
    9th Apr 2019
    12:41pm
    Once upon a time, a long long time ago, I seem to recall through the haze in my mind the time when I was a very young lass, my parents and others talking about being born with a Chinese bladder. It appears to me that nowadays the blame is being shared by the Japanese bladder. LOL thank you. I'm with MICK here, treating the subject for what it is.
    Lookfar
    9th Apr 2019
    1:04pm
    If you have a few drinks, you need to replace the water the alcohol removes, - the more water you drink the better you feel tomorrow, - and have to pee out. G
    Dermot
    10th Apr 2019
    12:44am
    There is a direct correlation between the number of trips and the amount of Shiraz at night.
    rob101
    10th Apr 2019
    8:05am
    Mick,please have your PSA etc checked ! I had these night time experiences and I did have PC! Now in Remission for 10years!
    rob101
    10th Apr 2019
    8:05am
    Mick,please have your PSA etc checked ! I had these night time experiences and I did have PC! Now in Remission for 10years!
    Nose Hair Bob
    14th Apr 2019
    12:10pm
    The article contradicts itself ('nocturia is linked to hypertension' and then... 'results did not prove a link'). Ben Hocking is an on line businessman, say no more. Two articles previously on YLC stating 'The 10 healthiest foods' showed a picture of eggs and eggs weren't even in the first 10. Moving on, do your own research from reliable sources. Agree, a rubbish article.
    old frt
    14th Apr 2019
    12:42pm
    If I have to get up twice a night is not an issue for me , when I only get up once and pee twice it is a problem . As they say , what goes in must come out. Seriously though get the PSA test to be safe.


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