The passing of the years brings about changes in the body, unfortunately this is the normal natural cycle of life. Often one would also become more prone to developing certain health problems.
For example, one would be more exposed to the risk of thrombosis, to be prevented improving circulation by walking for a certain number of km. As regards purely the male gender, after the age of 50, one could suffer from the so-called prostatic hypertrophy. This would be what we commonly refer to as an enlarged prostate, that is, the small gland located below the bladder.
Hormonal imbalances that arise over the years, but also genetics and some disorders such as diabetes and hypertension would affect it. This condition would cause difficulty in urinating because it would put pressure on the urethra and consequently put strain on the bladder.
Over time, the latter will lose efficiency and may not be able to pass urine completely. Urinary tract infections and the formation of stones may occur due to the residue of the latter.
There would be certain alarm bells that would indicate prostatic hypertrophy. In fact, in addition to the difficulty in urinating, these are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. First of all the need, even sudden, to urinate continuously during the day and at night, as well as a certain effort in carrying out the act.
At the end of the same, then you may have the feeling of not having completely completed it and a few drops of urine may continue to flow out.
Intermittent or reduced, as well as blocked, urine flow would also be indicative. There may also be blood in the urine.
These would be the symptoms of an enlarged prostate very common in men over 50 years of age but the ailments could be alleviated by following some rules
It should be noted that prostatic hypertrophy should not be associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
In any case, if not treated, it could lead to problems, moreover the symptoms if they are not light could cause many inconveniences.
To alleviate them, the Istituto Superiore di Sanità provides some valuable advice.
A healthy and balanced diet would be useful to combat obesity. Equally, physical activity would also be useful, because it would fight urinary retention. Harmful for the ailment would be coffee and alcohol, because they would irritate the bladder and lead to a massive production of urine.
To avoid having to wake up at night to urinate, you should avoid drinking for an hour or two before going to bed. According to the same principle, it would be preferable to also anticipate the use of diuretic drugs.
Other drugs to keep under control would be those decongestants and antihistamines, because they could cause further difficulties in urinating. In fact, they would act on the muscles around the urethra, which is why it would be good to reduce their use where possible.
It is also recommended to pay attention to low temperatures which would cause an urgent need to urinate as well as retention.
You should try to create a certain routine that involves urinating every 4/6 hours. At the same time, however, one should not try to keep urine, but go to the bathroom whenever the urge occurs. Failure to do so could damage your bladder.