Urinary complaints both during and after menopause have been linked to poor sleep in addition to slowed reaction time and belly fat, as reported by Healio.

“This study was undertaken to estimate the prevalence and predictors of storage [lower urinary tract symptoms] in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women attending a menopause clinic,” the researchers wrote.

Masakazu Terauchi, MD, PhD, NCMP, of Tokyo Medical and Dental University, and colleagues evaluated 351 perimenopausal or postmenopausal women aged 40 to 76 years who were enrolled in a health and nutrition education program at a menopause clinic to determine the prevalence and predictors of storage lower urinary tract symptoms among them. Lower urinary tract symptoms included nocturia, urgency, frequency and incontinence.

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