If you have an urination problem derived from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and the discomfort or pain felt is mild to moderate, you may enjoy results out of home treatments, to help keeping your symptoms at bay. Nevertheless you should still see your doctor regularly to monitor your symptoms. These next few tips might help you minimize your symptoms:
- Exercise “double voiding“. This means urinating in two phases. Urinate as much as you can at the time, then relax for a bit before urinating again.
- Try not to worry prior to urinating. Being stressed or worried about the symptoms may only make them worse.
- Make time for a calm urination. Don’t force or pressure yourself to urinate.
- Experiment urinating while sitting down instead of standing;
- Drink fluids throughout the day; if you’re suffering from Nocturia (waking up in the night to urinate), limit your fluid intake in the evening and try urinating and emptying your bladder before going to bed.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol consumption. Both make your body expel water.
- Avoid taking antihistamines, allergy pills and decongestants. Find advice with doctors or pharmacist about your medicine intake.
- The best advice is to take care of yourself, body, mind and bladder. Do pelvic exercises, try a Sitz Bath, stay physically active, and have an honest talk with your doctor if your symptoms get worse.
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