by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© January 2014, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Frequent urination is a common symptom that can have a number of meanings. This article examines this symptom in more detail.
Among those who are not on a nutritional balancing program, bladder infections are a common cause of frequent urination. Often this symptom is combined with pain on urination, and urgency – a need to urinate right away. If the bladder infection is acute, one may need to urinate every 15 minutes.
The cause of the symptom is that the bladder is inflamed from the infection, and urine in the bladder irritates the bladder more, causing the urge to urinate and perhaps pain just above the pubic bone, and maybe extending around the sides of the abdomen to the back. The latter is caused by extension of the infection to the kidneys. This is less common, and more serious.
Preformed Vitamin A (not beta carotene) in doses of about 50,000 iu daily is often helpful for bladder infections. The genital bath 3 to 6 times daily for 10 minutes is also often effective. One must also drink enough water and strictly avoid all sweets, fruit, and sweet drinks such as fruit juice, and other sugary beverages. Antibiotics are more toxic and I believe they should be used only as a last resort.
FREQUENT URINATION DURING A NUTRITIONAL BALANCING PROGRAM
Now and then, a person reports having to urinate every hour, or rarely even more often. Usually, the amount of urine each time is not a lot. The person may need to get up several times each night, however.
Bladder infection retracing. This symptom can be caused by retracing an old bladder infection. In this case, it usually does not last more than a few days. There may be pain in the bladder or pain upon urinating, as well.
To speed up the healing, I suggest using the genital bath at least three times daily for about 10 minutes each time. In addition, one can rub the feet in the kidney and bladder areas, which are located at the heel end of the arch of the foot, or thereabouts. Please view the foot chart to help locate the bladder area, which will usually be very tender. Drinking more water may or may not help. Please do not use cranberry extract or a lot of vitamin C, as these are too yin. At times, taking extra vitamin A, however, is extremely helpful. If possible, find natural pre-formed vitamin A, not beta carotene. The dose is about 25,000 to 50,000 iu daily until the symptoms diminish.
Toxic elimination. If the symptom persists, as it can, the cause is usually that the body is eliminating toxins that irritate the bladder. The body wants to get rid of the toxins as fast as possible, so even a small amount of urine in the bladder causes a desire to urinate. This symptom is annoying, particularly if one cannot easily find a bathroom. However, it is not harmful and is actually a good sign. I went through this myself, and it was definitely annoying to have to interrupt my day many times to urinate. Usually, the amount of urine is not large.
Drinking more water in these cases might help a little as it dilutes the urine. However, in many cases, it does not help to drink more water. Three quarts is about right for most adults. Children need less.
DIABETES AND FREQUENT URINATION
Elevated blood sugar or diabetes can cause frequent urination. This should never happen if one is on a nutritional balancing program. However, diabetes is quite common today and many donŐt know they have it.
The blood sugar level can rise and fall, and with this the frequent urination can come and go. Frequent urination with a lot of urine, along with a lot of thirst, are often early symptoms of diabetes, even if the blood sugar level is not out of the normal range. This is a very important condition to correct, and usually easy to correct without drugs.
Diabetes often has other symptoms or conditions with it. Many of those with diabetes enjoy sweets, alcohol, and coffee or other caffeinated drinks. This makes the condition much worse by causing some dehydration.
Many, though not all those with diabetes, overeat on carbohydrates and many have metabolic syndrome, sometimes also called syndrome X. This is characterized by overweight, often extra fat in the belly area, and sometimes the blood pressure is elevated, and the lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides are also elevated. This is always a diet-related situation and not difficult to correct with a nutritional balancing program. For more on this topic, please read Diabetes on this website.