Years ago a male relative stopped by my home often, not for a visit, but to use my toilet facilities. If he were within a mile of my home, he came by because he did not believe he could make it to his house. He told me the reason for his over active bladder, and frequent urination, was because his doctor had diagnosed him with an enlarged prostate.
Doctors indicate, that an enlarged prostate is as normal as gray hair for aging men, but those dealing with this issue, find it to be uncomfortable. Some males also report waking up at night for trips to the bathroom, or leaking urine before they can make it. If you are a man dealing with this issue, there are some things you can do which may help.
Purchase a urinal
These plastic devises are given to men in the hospital and nursing homes. If you are a passenger traveling in a vehicle, and not close to a rest stop, you can discretely use a urinal to relieve yourself.
Limit liquids at night
We know we are supposed to get 8 glasses of water a day. Limit how much your drink at night. This may reduce how many times you wake up. Spread your drinking out during the day. Try not to drink just before you are leaving home.
Adult disposable pull up briefs
Once upon a time, adults with bladder leakage had to wear plastic diapers just like children. Today there are adult pull ups,that fit just like regular under ware. If you are receiving Medicaid, you may be eligible to receive these products delivered to your door free.
My grandmother, whose retirement income was barely $500.00 monthly qualified, and received adult diapers because she had leakage issues. She was so pleased to receive a product that she could pull on and off, rather than one that would have her feeling like a baby.
Wash and wear briefs
There are also wash and wear briefs for those who have the time to wash and dry them.
Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic muscles for both men and women. To do them you tighten yourself as if you were urinating and trying to stop mid stream. You may also want to try them when you actually are urinating.
I have had had laughter incontinence, and also leakage when running since I was a child. Once I was running across the back sanctuary of a very large church. By the time I got to the restroom, I was so wet I had to dispose of my pantyhose and under ware, and go home with a large cloth wrapped from my waist to my knees.
Now that I am at an age where incontinence and leakage is expected, the kegels have kept me from needing pads or diapers. I do them while sitting, laying in the bed, and even driving. Kegel exercises also have an additional benefit for men. They have been shown to help with erectile dysfunction.
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