Urinary issues can be common for men as they age including BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), painful bladder symptoms (interstitial cystitis) and urinary incontinence. Hormones play a large role in each of these issues.
Prostate enlargement is caused by Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, BPH, and can make urination difficult. When the prostrate swells, it squeezes the urethra, restricting urine flow. Incidence of BPH increases for men over 60 but can start earlier. Frequent urination is common in men with BPH.
Hormones play a key role in stimulating growth of the prostate gland, in particular, testosterone, estrogen and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Andropause causes a reduction in testosterone as men age which allows estrogen to have more influence in the body as it has a higher ration versus testosterone and can often increase as men age. Testosterone converts to estrogen in men using the enzyme aromatase which also increases in men over time. Aromatase will cause an increase in estrogen and a decrease in testosterone increasing the hormonal imbalance men knew as they were younger. BPH can also stimulate kidney stones. Balancing testosterone, estrogen, and DHT is the most effective way to reduce or eliminate BPH.
Interstitial Cystitis (IC) or Painful Bladder Syndrome occurs when the bladder wall becomes inflamed or irritated. The persistence of these issues can cause scarring of the bladder, diminished bladder capacity (causing frequent urination), bleeding and ulcers in the bladder. All of the causes for IC are not known, however, studies have shown a linkage between men with IC and Low T. These same studies also showed that men experiencing testosterone therapy frequently experienced relief from the conditions caused by IC.
A loss of bladder control and the unintentional passage of urine is known as urinary incontinence. There are many different types of and many consequent causes; however, studies have shown that men treated with testosterone therapy have shown an increase in bladder capacity and ability to manage it.
Urinary problems such as BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), IC/painful bladder syndrome (interstitial cystitis) and urinary incontinence can be caused or contributed to by an imbalance in hormones or andropause. Testosterone therapy, directed by your Hormone Therapeutics physician, can help your hormone imbalance causing these conditions and reduce urinary problems.
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If you suffer from urinary problems and any of the symptoms below, you could be a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy: