Improving Urinary Urgency and Frequency

Improving Urinary Urgency and Frequency

Many people experience bladder issues at some point of their lives. Urinary frequency and urinary urgency are some of the most common issues reported. 

What is urinary frequency?

Normal urinary intervals should be 2-3 hours. If you have to urinate more frequently than that, there is likely some form of bladder and/or pelvic floor dysfunction. Also, urinating more than one time per night is considered nocturia, which is frequent urination at night. 

What is urinary urgency?

Urinary urgency is getting a significant urge to urinate immediately, and feeling like you cannot hold the urine for long. Both urinary frequency and urgency can be very overwhelming. When we need to go grocery shopping, work for a prolonged period without being able to rush to the bathroom, or take an exercise class, we don’t want to be worried about having to urinate in the middle of our task. 

Some tips to improve urinary frequency/urgency are: 

Dr. Krisia Gattas, PT, DPT