Frequent urination risk is higher in men with larger waist circumference. The researchers found that men with waist measuring over than 100cm were three times more likely to report urinary problems, compared to men with a waist circumference of 90cm or less.
Larger waist circumference was also associated with higher blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and sexual dysfunction.
Coauthor Dr. Steven A. Kaplan said, “The global epidemic of obesity and diabetes had led to a striking increase in the number of people with metabolic syndrome, which includes central obesity, glucose intolerance, and high cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Together, these have been traditionally associated with an increased risk of heart disease and sexual problems. However, emerging data now suggest that metabolic syndrome may have a hereto unrecognized effect on how often men urinate. Our study sought to examine the relationship between men’s waist measurements and how often they urinate.”
The study included 409 men with moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms. The researchers found that larger waist circumference was associated with frequent urination, nighttime urination, erectile dysfunction, as well as higher rates of high blood pressure and diabetes.
Dr. Kaplan concluded, “Our study shows that men with larger waist circumferences urinate more over a 24-hour period and at night, than men with smaller waists, and confirms higher levels of problems traditionally associated with metabolic syndrome. Waist measurement may therefore represent an easy diagnostic tool when it comes to the likelihood of male urinary problems.”
Tips to lower frequent urination in men naturally
Here are some natural tips to help you lower frequent urination.
- Reduce or stop drinking carbonated or caffeinated beverages
- Limit alcohol to one drink a day max
- Cut on the foods that could irritate the bladder, such as citrus foods, chocolate, tomatoes, vinegars, spices, dairy
- products, and aspartame
- Quit smoking if you smoke
- Avoid constipation, as this adds stress and pressure to the bladder
- Lose weight if you are overweight
- Try pelvic floor exercises like Kegels which work as if you are trying to hold in urine
- Set a urination schedule every two to four hours
- Make a paste from the skin of a pomegranate, add a pinch to water and consume twice daily
- Consume toasted horse grams for several days
- Eat sesame seeds mixed with jaggery to control frequent urination
- Make a powder of the fenugreek seeds, mix with ginger and weed seeds, as well as with honey or water – consume twice daily
- Consume boiled spinach to help balance the excess of urine flow
- Eat more apples, sweet potatoes, raspberries, beans, bananas, brown rice, and cherries to relieve constipation
- Practice bladder control by holding in your urine for longer periods of time throughout the day – be mindful that holding in your urine for too long when you really have to go can increase the risk of infections, so don’t do it to the point where you are in pain.
- Pay attention to your medication which could worsen urinary incontinence
By trying these home remedies and following your prescribed treatment, you can have greater success in managing your urinary incontinence.