Are you in danger or wearing hole in the rug from round trips to the bathroom? Can’t remember the last movie you sat all the way through?
Or do the words “road trip” strike fear into your heart? And send you scurrying for a map of all the rest stops along your route?
If you’re a guy of a certain age and you feel like you can’t stop peeing, don’t panic. It’s a common symptom of aging in men.
And although it might not make you feel much better about the constant bathroom breaks, you aren’t alone. The good news is I have some solutions that could bring a smile back to your face.
More on those in just a moment. But first, let’s talk about WHY you can’t stop peeing in the first place.
Can’t stop peeing? Here’s why…
Men you have a unique gland that the ladies don’t have. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. Chances are your doctor has even examined it before at your yearly checkup.
I’m talking about the prostate, of course.
This walnut sized organ sits perched between your bladder and penis. Your urethra runs right through it. Its job is to secrete a fluid that nourishes and protects sperm when you ejaculate.
And up into your 40s chances are your prostate did its job perfectly, without you even being aware it existed. But as men age it’s common for the prostate to begin swelling.
In fact, this condition—called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)—affects around 50 percent of guys between the ages of 51 and 60. And it gets even more common with age. By the time your 81st birthday rolls around, you have a 90 percent chance of having a swollen prostate.
And when you think about where the gland is located, it’s not all that surprising that the swelling makes you feel like you can’t stop peeing.
But chin up. I have some simple nutritional solutions that could finally bring you some much needed relief.
4 solutions for your “can’t stop peeing” problem
If you’re tired of being a slave to your irritable prostate, supplements could be the solution.
Following are four proven nutrients which could help you finally say goodbye to your “can’t stop peeing” problem for good.
Zinc and your prostate are best buddies. This important mineral is essential for prostate health. In fact, there’s more zinc in a healthy prostate than ANYWHERE else in the entire body.
Research links dropping zinc to BPH, or a swollen prostate. In one study, researchers found zinc levels had plummeted 61 percent in tissues suffering from BPH compared to normal prostate tissues.
Most experts agree raising zinc levels could help shrink a swollen prostate. Which could also put an end to your pee problems.
You can raise your zinc levels by eating more zinc rich foods. Oysters top the list, with a three ounce serving delivering over 500 percent of the RDA. Peanuts, cashews, crab, chickpeas and chicken all contain a fair amount of zinc too.
If you decide to take a supplement instead, zinc chelate is typically the most easily absorbed.
2. Saw palmetto:
If you’re one step ahead of me, and have already done some research on your “can’t stop peeing” problem, you’ve probably run across saw palmetto. The herb is by far the best known swollen prostate solution.
Saw palmetto has been tackling peeing problems for literally centuries. And it’s stood the test of time for one reason alone. It works, for a lot of folks.
Research has revealed saw palmetto can help shrink swollen prostate tissues. And that means it could also help relieve that annoying feeling of having to go all time. Plus it may help you make less nighttime trips to loo, and increase your stream when you do go.
In a randomized, placebo-controlled study, the herb was able to shrink swollen prostate tissues by over 30 percent in six weeks. And in another trial, a saw palmetto supplement significantly improved peeing-related symptoms.
Some studies haven’t seen the same stellar results with saw palmetto. But so many men HAVE experienced significant relief it’s definitely worth trying.
Just be sure to get a supplement from a manufacturer you trust so you’re getting the best quality. And remember, saw palmetto isn’t an instant fix. Allow four to six weeks to see if the herb is going to work for you.
3. Stinging nettle:
If you happen to be from Europe, you may have heard of stinging nettle (or nettle root) before. This helpful herb is a common treatment for swollen prostates across the pond.
Stinging nettle can helps increase the force of your urine stream. So instead of feeling like your peeing through a straw, you feel like you’re letting loose with a firehose. Which means you can finally feel the relief of a fully empty bladder, and cut back on those annoying nighttime trips to the bathroom.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study a nettle supplement bumped up urine flow by a healthy 14 percent. But even more impressive, it slashed residual urine in the bladder by 40 to 53 percent.
In other words, it relieved that “can’t stop peeing” feeling for many of the lucky guys taking it.
When I first learned about pygeum I wondered how it ever got discovered in the first place. Pygeum is extracted from the bark of the African plum tree. So did some desperate guy just start gnawing on a tree?
If so, when you hear about what it could do for your swollen prostate symptoms, you’re sure to be glad he did. Because many men taking the supplement report sleeping soundly through the night for the first time in years.
In a meta-review of 18 randomized controlled studies on pygeum and BPH, the researchers concluded that the herb significantly improves flow and bothersome urinary symptoms. In fact, men who took pygeum were more than twice as likely to report relief, than guys taking a placebo.
Overall, nighttime peeing was slashed by 19 percent, bladder emptying was boosted by 24 percent and urine flow was increased by 23 percent. In other words, the herb delivered real relief to a bunch of men.
All four of these herbs have helped countless guys get their life back. They could do the same for you. Try them as individual supplements or look for a comprehensive prostate formula with several to get more bang for your buck. Trade in “can’t stop peeing” for some real relief starting today.
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