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Nothing new here guys, except to say that I've recently taken these strategies seriously, and they seem to be working, or at least giving me some relief.
Couldn't understand why I always felt like I had to pee, but I drank so little. And that IS the problem. Seems counter-intuitive, but the less water we drink, the greater the urge to pee, and here's why: without enough water, urine becomes concentrated. Quite the paradox! To crunch things down to a bumper sticker, waste materials become diluted in the presence of sufficient water. Without sufficient water, this same waste material has a way of irritating the bladder lining which, in and of itself, may create a brain / bladder connection. Not qualified to say that it definitely does or doesn’t.
I decided to nix caffeine. When I made that decision, I wasn't aware of just how addicted I was. Had a sledgehammer headache for three days. The first symptom that abated after the cessation of all caffeine was a calmer bladder and less nocturia. Moreover, I don't think I'm going to miss the antidiuretic effects nor the acids in caffeine.
For two weeks I've become my own chemistry experiment, inasmuch as I've eaten as much broccoli as possible. Supposedly, one of the main metabolites in crucifers is something called sulforaphanes, which is extremely prostate friendly. I've also put horseradish on everything, because it's supposed to be the strongest crucifer.
While I'm not obese, I am overweight. It seems as though the more weight I lose, the more the prostate symptoms apparently abate.
I'm exercising more. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not exactly killing myself at the gym. For now, I’m at 34 minutes on a treadmill daily. Incline of eight / speed of 3.8 mph. This strategy puts me above those proverbial "10,000 steps" at exactly two miles. After all, the AHA recommends “22 minutes of daily moderate activity.” Come on! Aside from angina / CHF patients, everyone should be able to do this.
That's it, guys. Five simple strategies, and I'm sticking with them:
1) Stay hydrated
2) Nix the caffeine
3) Eat more cruciferous vegetables
4) Maintain a healthy weight
Though there is no medical advice in the aforementioned, I'd be interested in hearing from one of the urologists on here regarding these strategies.
Finally, I'd also be more interested in hearing from my brothers-in-suffering that have tried other strategies with some success. Hope this helps someone.
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