Sometimes, One Should Choose Something More Natural!
About 1 in 3 mature men experience lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)
Nocturia (going more than once a night),
Voiding problems including straining to urinate, a long time starting, a weak urine stream, or after-dribble.
Until now, it has been thought that these symptoms were mainly due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - the prostate gland becoming enlarged. Subsequently, the enlarged gland obstructs the flow of urine as it passes through the urethra.
However there is an interesting study by Dutch researchers who suspected pelvic muscle dysfunction or pelvic floor muscle weakness might also be a contributing factor to the LUTS symptoms.
The study published in the International Journal of Urology in March 2017, found that pelvic floor muscle training provided men the same benefits as the alpha-blocker drug, Flomax Relief (tamsulosin), a first-line treatment for LUTS. This drug works by relaxing the muscles around the prostate and relieving pressure on the urethra, Flomax Relief does not shrink the size of the prostate.
Some users of Flomax Relief (tamsulosin) have reported the following side-effects:
Low blood pressure
Ejaculatory dysfunction, reduced sperm count
Loss of libido
Priapism (painful long-lasting erection over 4 hours)
In the study, 41 men aged 51-82 years with moderate to severe LUTS were divided into two groups; the first receiving Flomax for 90 days, and the second, pelvic floor muscle training for the same period. The second group also received counselling on nutrition and urination habits.
After 90 days, both groups had reduced their prostate symptom scores, and both had shown an improvement in a LUTS-specific quality of life index. However, the men who had received the pelvic floor muscle training had a better perception of improvement compared with those on the medication.
Study authors said that; although pelvic floor muscle training had a positive effect on symptoms comparable to that of Flomax, more studies with larger groups, and the inclusion of a control group, were needed to further confirm their results.
This is great to read; it is what we have suspected for a long time, that a naturally strong, toned, healthy pelvic floor can directly address the symptoms of LUTS, BPH and an enlarged prostate, as well men’s bladder problems such as:
Urinary incontinence - that’s leaking urine, maybe just a few drops, or a steady flow throughout the day.
Stress incontinence - leaking urine when you go to sit down or stand up, cough, sneeze, bend forwards or exercise.
Urge incontinence - a sudden urge to urinate, sometimes leaking before reaching the toilet.
Frequency incontinence - needing to urinate more often than usual.
Nocturia – going to the toilet more than once in a night.
Dribbling urine after you finish urinating
Leaking a little urine when you get sexually aroused
Other benefits, of a strong pelvic floor include:
Help with bowel problems like faecal incontinence and uncontrollable wind.
All men have a pelvic floor. Your pelvic floor muscles play an essential role in bladder and bowel control as well as sexual function. So it is important to keep your pelvic floor strong.
1 in 4 men suffer from bladder weakness during their lifetime, but little leaks are not inevitable.
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It is hard to exercise muscles you can’t see!
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Original article: Kegel8 Website