Doctor Sharapova: frequent urge to urinate at night may indicate high sugar levels

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Doctor Olga Sharapova advised people who have an increased urge to urinate at night to check their blood sugar levels.

Elevated blood sugar levels is a common medical problem today, and is closely associated with the development of many dangerous disorders, including prediabetes and diabetes. Doctor Sharapova recalled in an interview that a person may not know about existing hyperglycemia for a long time – high blood sugar can go unnoticed and undiagnosed for years. The specialist noted that its symptoms are often nonspecific and are associated with fatigue or other routine ailments.

According to Sharapova, there are symptoms that should prompt a person to become alert and check their blood glucose levels. In particular, the doctor noted, frequent urges to urinate at night may indicate high sugar levels.

“A person’s kidneys, in an effort to process excess sugar in the blood, begin to work non-stop. This entails the urge to urinate,” the doctor explained to the Doctor Peter portal.
Dry skin and mucous membranes can also indicate high sugar levels. In this case, significant coarsening of the heels and soles of the feet, the skin of the elbows and knees occurs, dandruff increases on the head, constant dryness is felt in the mouth, and dry eye syndrome may occur.

Other signs of high blood sugar (and possible diabetes) – lack of energy, weakness, daytime sleepiness, unexpected weight loss.

The portal previously wrote that frequent fatigue may indicate heart disease.

Important< span style="color:#fc272d;">! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Olga Sharapova Olga Sharapova Health Professor, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Chief Physician of the State Clinical Hospital named after. V.V. Vinogradova