Need to Pee   Leave a comment

Us fellas can’t help it, but as we get older our prostate gland enlarges and squeezes tight around the urethra (the tube that runs from our bladder to the end of our penis). Symptoms are a need to pee frequently and weak flow.

This problem is described, medically, as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH for short. If you’re thinking, ‘Oh good, the bigger my prostate, the more ejaculate I’ll make.’ Sorry guys, that’s not true.

But here’s some good news: In a trial at Queen’s University in Ontario, 750 men with BPH were given tadalafil (Cialis to you and me) once a day for 12 weeks. Cialis, like seldenafil (Viagra), increases blood flow to the penis, helping erectile dysfunction. It seems that it might also improve muscle tone around the bladder, by increasing blood flow there, in addition to relaxing the soft muscle surrounding the urethra, thus making an easier passage for urine, as well as seminal fluid, to flow.

Two thirds of the men in this trial showed significant improvements in their symptoms compared with those taking a placebo.

Happy love-making.

Clive

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