Glossary

Nocturia

Bladder

Organ which collects urine from the kidneys.

Diagnosis

The doctor and nurses do a series of tests to understand what causes your symptoms.

Kidneys

Two bean-shaped organs in the back of the abdomen that filter the blood and produce urine.

LUTS

Lower urinary tract symptoms. A term used for the symptoms caused by BPE which can also point to other diseases affecting the urinary tract (see also Urinary tract).

Nocturnal polyuria

When the kidneys overproduce urine at night.

Obstructive sleep apnoea

Repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep, despite the effort to breathe, commonly paired with snoring.

Overactive Bladder Symptoms

A collection of urinary storage symptoms, including urgency, incontinence, frequency and nocturia.

Peripheral oedema

Oedema means swelling. Peripheral oedema refers specifically to swelling of the ankles and legs.

Primary polydipsia

The sensation that your mouth is dry which leads you to drink too much.

Prostate

The gland which produces the fluid which carries semen. It is located in the male lower urinary tract, under the bladder and around the urethra.

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

TURP is a standard surgery to treat benign prostatic enlargement (BPE). A part of the prostate is removed to improve the symptoms without making an incision in your lower abdomen. This type of surgery is known as minimally invasive treatment.

Urethra

The tube which carries urine from the bladder and out of the body.

Urgency

The sudden need to urinate which is difficult to postpone.

Urinary incontinence

Involuntary loss of urine.

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