Do you find yourself waking up at night, needing the bathroom? You might wonder if this is normal. It’s true that as we age, our bodies make less of a hormone that allows us to retain fluids, so our bladders fill more rapidly. Our bladders are also able to hold less urine as we get older.
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Between these two factors, women beyond age 60 should expect to wake to use the bathroom at least once each night. If you’re going more than twice a night, you should make an appointment with your doctor.
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