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Men and LUTS

If not sooner, than later, almost all men will suffer from LUTS. That’s probably why these symptoms are often perceived as a normal part of aging. But they are not. 

Many of the symptoms of LUTS are caused by incomplete bladder emptying. The good news is that it is treatable.

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What is LUTS?

LUTS is an abbreviation of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and it is a collective term for symptoms like nightly visits to the toilet, weak urinary flow, increased frequency, incontinence, dribbling, and also problems related to sex.

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LUTS is generally divided into three groups

Storage

In this group we find bladder problems like increased frequency, urgency, nocturia and incontinence. Nocturia means voiding at night and is the single most common symptom of LUTS. 

Voiding

This group includes symptoms that have to do with urinating, such as weak urinary flow, hesitancy and straining. 

Post micturition symptoms  

Sometimes you have remaining symptoms after your visit to the toilet. Incomplete emptying / residual urine and dribbling are examples of post micturition symptoms. 

LUTS also include symptoms associated with sexual intercourse and pain.

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