How to Stop Frequent Urination in Diabetes

by Dr. Kilcup | Feb 23, 2024 | Articles, Diabetes, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Frequent Urination and Diabetes

Living with diabetes often involves managing various symptoms, and frequent urination is a common issue faced by individuals with this condition. Frequent urination can significantly impact one’s quality of life and is often associated with conditions like overactive bladder (OAB) and cystitis. In this article, we explore strategies to address frequent urination in diabetes, with a special focus on the potential benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).

Understanding Frequent Urination in Diabetes

Frequent urination in diabetes is often linked to hyperglycemia, which can lead to increased urine production. Additionally, diabetes-related complications, such as OAB and cystitis, can exacerbate the problem. Managing blood glucose levels, adopting a healthy lifestyle, and exploring innovative treatments are essential components of addressing this challenge.

Conventional Approaches to Managing Frequent Urination

Commonly prescribed medications, diet modifications, fluid management, and pelvic floor exercises are traditional approaches to managing frequent urination in diabetes. However, emerging research suggests that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) may offer a novel and promising alternative.

The Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Recent studies have investigated the impact of HBOT on bladder function and inflammation, revealing promising results. One study, focusing on overactive bladder (OAB), found that HBOT significantly improved voiding frequency and bladder pain threshold. The therapy also reduced in inflammation, edema, and fibrosis in the bladder wall.

In another study examining induced cystitis, HBOT demonstrated its ability to suppress inflammation and modulate molecular expressions associated with bladder health. This suggests that HBOT contributes to the elimination of long-lasting cystitis by repairing chronically inflamed bladder tissue and inhibiting the bladder sensory system.

How HBOT Works

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy involves breathing pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber or room. This increases the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream, promoting healing and reducing inflammation. For diabetes-related frequent urination, HBOT’s potential to enhance bladder function and alleviate inflammation offers a compelling avenue for exploration.

Incorporating HBOT into Diabetes Management

Furthermore, HBOT is a promising treatment for people dealing with slow-healing wounds, especially those linked to diabetes. If you have diabetes, wounds may take longer to heal, and there’s a risk of infections and serious complications. HBOT creates an environment that helps these wounds heal faster by increasing oxygen levels. Research shows that HBOT is effective in healing chronic foot ulcers in diabetes. It boosts the body’s ability to fight infections, stimulates the growth of new blood vessels, and helps form healthy tissue. This helps reduce the risk of complications and potential amputations. Many studies and success stories show HBOT’s positive impact, showing it can be a game-changer for those with diabetes.

Read More: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Diabetic Wounds

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Frequent urination in diabetes can be a challenging symptom to manage, impacting both physical and emotional well-being. While traditional approaches exist, the emerging research on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy offers hope for a new, effective intervention. The ability of HBOT to improve voiding parameters, bladder pain threshold, and mitigate inflammation underscores its potential as a valuable addition to the diabetes management toolkit.

Our Hyperbaric Clinic located in Phoenix, Arizona has multiple FDA-certified hyperbaric chambers. We are open 6 days a week and additionally offer other therapies like Functional Medicine, Red Light Therapy, and Massage Therapy to best serve our patients. Fill out our new patient form below and call our office at (602) 864 – 0304 to start today!

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long do the effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy last?

The duration of the effects of HBOT can vary based on the individual’s condition and the specific goals of the therapy. In some cases, the effects of HBOT may be immediate and short-lived, while in other cases, multiple sessions of HBOT may be required to achieve longer-lasting benefits.


How often should you do hyperbaric oxygen therapy?


The frequency of HBOT sessions can vary depending on the individual’s condition, treatment goals, and the recommendation of a healthcare professional. Typically, HBOT is administered as a series of sessions. It ranges from a few to several sessions over a specified period.


How quickly does hyperbaric oxygen therapy work?


The speed at which HBOT works can vary depending on the individual’s condition and the specific goals of the therapy. Some individuals may experience immediate improvements or relief of symptoms after a few sessions of HBOT, while others may require multiple sessions over a longer period of time to see noticeable effects. The timeframe for experiencing the benefits of HBOT can be different for each person, and it is best to consult with a healthcare professional experienced in HBOT to get a better understanding of the expected timeline.


How can I find an HBOT chamber near me?


We are located in Phoenix, Arizona, but if you live far away I recommend reading my article on finding the right clinic for you.

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