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Aging, Health and Slow Urination

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At first, many men may accept slow urination as a normal part of aging. Yet slow urination in men is an indication of poor condition of the urinary system, and can occur at any age. It is often the result of a combination of three problems: loss of bladder elasticity, inflamation of the urinary tract, and an enlarged prostate.

You can do a lot to keep your urinary tract healthy, but working on just one or two of the problems may not bring a long term satisfactory result. Here are some things to consider if you want to address all three common sources of slow urination. Even if you apply yourself to all three problems, it can take a year or two to get your urinary system back into shape.

I. Loss of bladder elasticity

This is worsened by letting the bladder spend too much time full, and too little time empty. To empty, the bladder sqeezes itself like a fist, and to keep its muscles in shape it needs to flex them. Social pressures often tend to make us overstretch the bladder. It is important that the bladder completely empty itself every few hours. Try to minimize the time that the bladder remains overfilled to prevent it stretching. When the bladder fails to empty entirely, the presence of residual urine leads to inflamation of the urinary tract.

II. Urinary tract inflamation

The bladder and urethra get cleansed and washed down when you urinate during the day. But while you're sleeping, your urine gets more concentrated as it stays contained for many hours. Highly concentrated urine inflames the lining of smooth muscles at the "neck" of the bladder. This situation can be made even worse if you respond to urinary problems by refraining from drinking fluids.


III. Enlarged prostate

An enlarged prostate squeezes the urethra shut, making it difficult to pass urine, especially in combination with the two problems mentioned above. If your doctor prescribes finasteride (Proscar) or dutasteride (Avodart), don't view it as something to just make you feel better. Keep in mind that although these medications may not relieve your symptoms, their continued regular use will halt the growth of an enlarged prostate. The earlier you stop prostrate enlargement, the better, so the time to begin taking finasteride or dutasteride is as soon as you know that you have high DHT levels or prostate enlargement.

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