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Yes - we're all living too long! But I'm not sure it's as simple as 'we're eating the wrong foods' in our first world softness!
My theory: Age-related (or environmentally accelerated?....) softening of 'smooth muscle' gives rise to a number of systemmic weaknesses. I'll guess that aortic aneurism is in the same 'league' as diverticulosis, for example. Both involve the waekening of smotth muscle. Looking for a cause, it might be easy to reason that the use of plasticisers in our environment - particularly in immediate contact food packaging - just might affect our own 'pipe work' in a similar way to plastics composition?
Also - as in my case - I had been prescribed smooth muscle 'relaxants' (eg Tabphyn - generic: Tamsulosin Hydrochliride) in the past - a number of years before DD was detected. This was to improve urine flow, whilst in my early 40s. It's obvious wheere I'm going: Was the start of my DD symptoms during my later 40s a result of some years use of that drug? Has anyone else used it? I'm not on a witch hunt - just want answers! I'm more concerned about the 'environmental' uses of chemicals that soften organic structures - like the gut.
Any thoughts on causation?
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