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1. the number of occurrences of a periodic or recurrent process in a unit of time, such as the number of electrical cycles per second measured in hertz. In cardiac pacing terminology, frequency is expressed by the formula: frequency = ½ × pulse width.
2. the number of occurrences of a particular event or the number of members of a population or statistical sample falling in a particular class.
radio frequency the range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation between 10 kilohertz and 100 gigahertz, used for radio communication.
relative frequency the ratio of the number of occurrences of a specified phenomenon in a population to the total size of the population.
urinary frequency urination at short intervals without increase in daily volume of urinary output, due to reduced bladder capacity or cystitis.

uri·nar·y fre·quen·cy

(yūr'i-nar-ē frē'kwĕn-sē)
Problematic increase in the urge to void.

Patient discussion about urinary frequency

Q. What foods or liquids, juices, proteins, fruits, are good for Male Prostate or Urinary Frequency? I am 53 YO Male with exessive urinary frequency. Is there a fruit, food, drink, pill, mojo, that would help me with this problem? I am talking about urinating 3 to 4 times every night, and or while watching TV, every hour or so. No pain, yet, an occacional after drip that is very anoying. Perhaps I have a prostate problem and should consuld with my Urologist. Yet, before I go there, does anyone know of something I can eat or drink to fix or aleviate this problem?

A. Thanks for the heads-up. One of my issues is that I LOVE coffee, thus, reducing my daily consumption of 2-3 cups could be a problem.

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Goodman and Kruskal's gamma was used to examine relationships between current stress, typical sleep, typical exercise, and self-reported general health and the three symptoms of IC: urinary urgency, urinary frequency, and bladder pain (see Table 4).
The combined analysis performed by Dmochowski et al., in particular, found that OXYTDS was more effective than placebo in the reduction of daily incontinence episodes (-3.0 versus -2.0, p = 0.0004) and daily urinary frequency (-2.0 versus -1.0, p = 0.0023) [12].
The symptom of urinary frequency was noted in 18 out of 35 stented patients (51.4%) and 5 out of 35 (14.2%) nonstented patients.
Overactive bladder is defined as urinary urgency with or without urge incontinence frequently associated with urinary frequency and nocturia.
Patients with dysmenorrhea, sicca symptoms, subjective swelling, increased urinary frequency, shortness of breath, headache, constipation, paresthesia, cognitive dysfunction, arthralgia, tiredness, morning stiffness, depression, or anxiety had significantly higher TPCs than did those patients not suffering from any of these symptoms or conditions.
The symptoms are higher urinary frequency, urgency, leaking, hesitance, interrupted and/or decreased urinary stream.
"OAB includes symptoms of urinary frequency and urgency, but it may be wet OAB, in which urine leakage also occurs, or dry OAB, in which there is no urinary incontinence," explains Jaclyn Bonder, MD, the medical director of Women's Health Rehabilitation at Weill Cornell Medical Center.
"Increased urinary frequency, urgency and urge incontinence are a part of an overactive bladder that can happen to any normal individual.
Patients typically report bothersome urinary frequency during the day and sleep interruptions because of the need to void.
In an animal study published in the Japanese Journal of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Science, rats supplemented with pumpkin seed extract significantly improved bladder function and decreased urinary frequency. (5)
These findings have useful clinical implications because women with bladder oversensitivity complain of urinary frequency which is often misdiagnosed as an infection and treated with unnecessary antibiotics.
CASE Jan D, a 27-year-old woman, comes in requesting treatment for pelvic pain and urinary frequency, symptoms she's had for about 6 months.

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