Etiology, evaluation, and management of nocturia in elderly men and women

David F. Mobley, Neil Baum

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One of the most common problems affecting both elderly men and women is nocturia. Not only is nocturia a quality-of-life complaint, but the condition also is associated with increased morbidity and even mortality. Elderly people with nocturia are more at risk for hip fractures, resulting in an increased mortality. Nocturia can also be a harbinger of underlying disease states that can certainly affect a man or woman's quality of life in addition to the morbidity and mortality of those who suffer from this common medical problem. This article discusses the causes of nocturia, the evaluation, and the treatment options available for managing this common medical complaint that affects so many elderly patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-153
Number of pages7
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Nocturia
  • Nocturnal polyuria
  • Polyuria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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