Common Urinary Conditions in Parkinson's Disease

By Dr. Sitla Prasad Pathak in Neuro Oncology

Mar 26 , 2018 | 2 min read

A neurological disorder, Parkinson’s disease occurs when there is a loss of brain cells that produce dopamine. Among various Parkinson's symptoms and signs, urinary issues are known to be one of the most irritating and uncomfortable health issues experienced by the patients.

To deal with the symptoms wisely, it is vital that the patients must be aware of the common urinary conditions that they can face due to Parkinson’s disease. Awareness will eventually lead to a timely diagnosis that can accelerate the process of Parkinson’s treatment leading to a healthy recovery.

Below are some of the common urinary conditions that are connected to Parkinson’s Disease, Dr. Sitla Prasad Pathak, Associate Consultant – Neurology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali explains them to us.

Incomplete Bladder Emptying

The name of this urinary condition is self-explanatory. People who have Parkinson's disease are usually coping with the difficulty to empty the bladder completely. During Parkinson's disease, people find it difficult to relax certain muscles after urination.

Consulting a doctor in such cases comes as the best option as they not only offer the medicine to treat the issue but also provide instructions on how to use urinary catheters in case the condition is not treatable by the medicines.


Commonly known as nighttime urination, Nocturia is another urinary condition that is seen in more than 60 percent of people who have Parkinson's disease. When a person has an excessive urge to urinate at night, it is usually known as Nocturia. This condition can significantly affect the sleeping pattern of the patient. This condition can be caused by various other health complications including Parkinson's disease.

Urge Incontinence

One of the most uncomfortable and embarrassing urinary problem, the urge to urinate frequently may happen when there is a trouble with the nerve signals between the brain and bladder. The condition is also referred to as overactive bladder where the patient faces involuntarily loss of urine followed by a strong and sudden urge to urinate. Though it can be treated with medications, if the issue seems a bit unusual, it is always better to seek medical guidance from a professional.

The above-mentioned urinary conditions significantly affect a person’s life and disrupt their day-to-day activities. Sleep problems also start when a patient faces frequent urination and they have to wake up multiple times to empty their bladder.

In the long run, this sleep trouble also makes the person feel restless and irritated that again disturbs their productivity level during the daytime. If these urinary conditions continue for a long time, it is advised that the patient must seek a solution immediately.

The Solution

The best solution is to consult a trusted doctor who can diagnose the urinary issues and come up with the best treatment. Some other symptoms that can indicate the occurrence of Parkinson's disease are anxiety, increased sweating, stiffness in limbs, tremors, skin troubles, constipation and male erectile dysfunction.

An early and accurate diagnosis is one of the best strategies to curb such serious health issues and maintain a quality of life.

If a person is looking for such professional medical help, they can head to our state-of-the-art facility where renowned doctors are always ready to help the patients with their health issues. Our doctors will first understand your problem and then proceed with the best possible treatment. In case, the diagnostic reports confirm the presence of Parkinson’s disease, our doctors help the patient get the best Parkinson's treatment while giving them proper care and guidance.