The results of a new Japanese study revealed a relationship between persistent and high blood pressure, in addition to eating a lot of salt.

Nocturia is a condition that describes a person waking up from sleep in order to urinate, a condition that causes constant urination and thus problems with sleep and the bladder.

Having nocturia means that you need to get up two to six times a night to urinate.

As a person ages, the body produces less of a certain hormone called antidiuretic hormone, which causes the need to urinate frequently at night, meaning that the elderly are less able to hold urine inside the body.

The authors of the study indicated that nocturnal urination would be associated with increased fluid in the body.

The researchers’ findings showed that nocturnal urination was associated with a nearly 40% higher risk of high blood pressure, and this risk increased with the number of toilet visits at night.

The researchers reported that this relationship is governed by some different factors, the most important of which are:

  • Lifestyle
  • Intake of salt
  • genes.