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Nocturia: epidemiology and pathophysiology 

Nocturia: epidemiology and pathophysiology
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Nocturia: epidemiology and pathophysiology
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Dudley Robinson

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10.1093/med/9780198719113.003.0002
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date: 23 September 2019

Nocturia is the most prevalent lower urinary tract symptom. The prevalence of nocturia increases with age. Nocturia significantly affects quality of life. It has several risk factors, including age and obesity, and has multifactorial aetiology, including urological and non-urological causes. Urological causes include abnormal bladder function; non-urological causes include medical conditions causing, e.g. excessive urine production and/or social conditions that can cause sleep disturbances.

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