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I get up four to five times a night to use the bathroom after going to bed ?

I get up four to five times a night to use the bathroom after going to bed ?

Night urination: You refer to urine flow which becomes more difficult in men as the prostate enlarges with age. It pushes on the urine outflow tract cause the symptoms of urgency, night frequency, slow and low flow and incomplete emptying of the bladder. Evaluation by your urologist to rule out cancer is needed. Meds to increase flow are available which can help. ...Read more

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Unless I use medication, I don't ever seem to get tired... day or night. Help! ?

Unless I use medication, I don't ever seem to get tired... day or night.  Help!
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Insomnia: Do you take any supplements besides your meds? How much caffeine do you drink (coffee/tea/cola/energy drinks)? Diazepam normally causes drowsiness, but in some people it causes overstimulation. Overactive thyroid might also cause constant alertness, nervousness, etc. Discuss your problem w/ FP; take along ALL meds for review. May need lab work to determine cause if not over-caffeinating. ...Read more

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Really important question about my grampa's health. Why does he need to get up every night to use the bathroom?

Really important question about my grampa's health. Why does he need to get up every night to use the bathroom?

Waking up: It is common for older men to wake at night to use the bathroom often from an enlarged prostate, which may be benign and sometimes treated with medicine. However, other medical conditions can produce this symptom, so he should discuss with his doctor. ...Read more

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I have a 1week old boy at home .. What ways can I use to get him sleeping at night !

I have a 1week old  boy at home .. What ways can I use to get him sleeping at night !

Use only patience: New babies do not care about day or night, and parents must patiently wait 3 months before most babies sleep better at night. Parents learn to switch off at night for one feeding, so the husband can use a bottle for one of the feedings while the wife gets a chance to sleep a 4-hour stretch during the night. Three months goes by really fast! then, a baby can sleep about a 6-7 hour stretch at night. ...Read more