092 Addressing Nighttime Urination and Insomnia in Aging


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By Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH, Leslie Kernisan, and MD MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In This Episode:

Dr. K talks with geriatrician Shachi Tyagi, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburg. Her research focuses on two common issues in older adults, insomnia and having to urinate at night (nocturia). They discuss:

  • Why nocturia becomes common as we age
  • Common health problems that may be related to nocturia
  • The relationship between nocturia and sleep problems
  • How nocturia should be assessed and how it can be managed
  • Brief behavioral treatment and other recommended insomnia treatments that can also improve nocturia
  • Why sleep medications should be avoided in aging
  • How to reduce the risk of nighttime falls related to nocturia
  • Options for addressing nocturia and sleep issues in dementia
  • Tips on tracking bladder and sleep symptoms, and how to get help from your health providers

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032 5 Top Causes of Sleep Problems in Aging

088 Interview: Avoiding Inappropriate Prescribing in Aging & What to Know About the Beers Criteria

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