Nocturia, or regularly getting up more than once a night to urinate, is one sign of "overactive bladder syndrome (OAB)". 1 in 5 Australian men aged 40 have OAB. Symptoms have historically been thought to relate to the prostate, but they may have more to do with factors outside of the bladder and prostate such as sleep apnoea, depression or anxiety, obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, with OAB symptoms generally appearing earlier than symptoms associated with these other serious conditions. Research shows that men are more willing to address OAB if prompted by their GP, so discuss nocturia with your doctor.Nocturia, or regularly getting up more than once a night to urinate, is one sign of “overactive bladder syndrome (OAB)”. 1 in 5 Australian men aged 40 have OAB. Symptoms have historically been thought to relate to the prostate, but they may have more to do with factors outside of the bladder and prostate such as sleep apnoea, depression or anxiety, obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, with OAB symptoms generally appearing earlier than symptoms associated with these other serious conditions.

Research shows that men are more willing to address OAB if prompted by their GP, so discuss nocturia with your doctor.