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.
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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