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Cant "see it" so called sports drinks - essentially flavoured water with a few electrolytes thrown in ie a con would be no different to drinking cordial+ sodium chloride (salt) to flavour.

 

Your body has a comfortable range between dehydration & saturation - it will naturally excrete excess water via urine/sweat/exhalation and stool -l adding sugars and salts will not change this significantly.

 

Don’t worry about facts , science etc.Skipp .... thats ‘all BS‘, if ’someone’ says ‘something’ it must be right...... Bob

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I heard that female pilots are planning a class action against god on account of how its harder for them to pee while flying.

 

Why would they want to do that against 'God'? (To his disciples Known as DA)?

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One litre plastic acetone bottle (empty preferably), works pretty well, but autopilot definitely helps keep things under control.

It's actually a significant safety issue, I think. Nothing destroys your concentration and raises your stress level faster when flying than seriously having to go and not being able to stop and get out.

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Reply to #20....Does that make it right for people who are not doing athletic things and sweating? I was involved with someone going to hospital who regarded having a pee as the thing to avoid and did not drink. He spent about 6 hours in there and could not drive for half a week. IN a plane he would have been DEAD. Nev.

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I am 72. I had trouble peeing for many years. I used to carry a bottle, I would pee in the bottle and release it to the atmosphere. Learning to discharge it without blowback into the cabin was required. Luckily most of my flying was alone. However what I wanted to chat about was the fact that my trouble with urine storage was not cancer but an extremely large prostate. For a long time I just put up with peeing a small amount often. Then a throw away line from a nurse doing an ultrasound on my abdomen asked if I had had the operation yet. I replied no she replied mine was enormous ( later I have been told that it was the biggest ever seen by the ultrasound practice). In the meantime I was having pain in my lower abdomen, situps and burpies gave great pain. I had a continual pain in my abdomen. My GP had sent me to hospital with suspected appendix problem. The hospital could not find anything. However I had the TURPS operation, they bore out the transition stage of the prostate. The problem of why a large prostate can kill you is that not being able to drain your bladder, the problem pain that I had, can destroy your kidneys. At my age a transplant I'd improbable so I would have died, as did an ancestor of mine.

Now can go for around 8 hours without a pee! No problem and more ?. The moral of the story, get a fix for your prostate. Best thing I ever did. I can now do burpies!?

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One litre plastic acetone bottle (empty preferably), works pretty well, but autopilot definitely helps keep things under control.

It's actually a significant safety issue, I think. Nothing destroys your concentration and raises your stress level faster when flying than seriously having to go and not being able to stop and get out.

Read my above post re stress?

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I am 72. I had trouble peeing for many years. I used to carry a bottle, I would pee in the bottle and release it to the atmosphere. Learning to discharge it without blowback into the cabin was required. Luckily most of my flying was alone. However what I wanted to chat about was the fact that my trouble with urine storage was not cancer but an extremely large prostate. For a long time I just put up with peeing a small amount often. Then a throw away line from a nurse doing an ultrasound on my abdomen asked if I had had the operation yet. I replied no she replied mine was enormous ( later I have been told that it was the biggest ever seen by the ultrasound practice). In the meantime I was having pain in my lower abdomen, situps and burpies gave great pain. I had a continual pain in my abdomen. My GP had sent me to hospital with suspected appendix problem. The hospital could not find anything. However I had the TURPS operation, they bore out the transition stage of the prostate. The problem of why a large prostate can kill you is that not being able to drain your bladder, the problem pain that I had, can destroy your kidneys. At my age a transplant I'd improbable so I would have died, as did an ancestor of mine.

Now can go for around 8 hours without a pee! No problem and more ?. The moral of the story, get a fix for your prostate. Best thing I ever did. I can now do burpies!?

 

What else can or can't you do!???

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There are a few side effects of the operation. Dignity prevents me from mentioning them. I post this article in an effort to spread more information about the prostate. The medical professionals really were unable to diagnose a threat to my life. I got it fixed because of a throw away comment from a nurse. Your prostate needs to be monitored, not all problems are cancer.

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I've been managing an enlarged prostate for a couple of years now with a daily capsule called Duodart. I saw a Urologist who gave me the low down on the surgery options like TURP, TUIP & laser surgery. He advised against it at my stage. I found it hard to pee in the mornings. Management is better than surgery if it works & does for me. If it becomes cancerous then surgery is often the best option but sometimes not. My Urologist said that by 85 every male has Prostate cancer but few actually die from it. This data comes from post mortems of males who died at 85 or older. I have an annual blood test & to date, all good.

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Nothing destroys your concentration and raises your stress level faster when flying than seriously having to go and not being able to stop and get out.

Except a female passenger in the same situation. :thumb up:

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I've been managing an enlarged prostate for a couple of years now with a daily capsule called Duodart. I saw a Urologist who gave me the low down on the surgery options like TURP, TUIP & laser surgery. He advised against it at my stage. I found it hard to pee in the mornings. Management is better than surgery if it works & does for me. If it becomes cancerous then surgery is often the best option but sometimes not. My Urologist said that by 85 every male has Prostate cancer but few actually die from it. This data comes from post mortems of males who died at 85 or older. I have an annual blood test & to date, all good.

The pills didn't work for me. For me it was surgery or destroyed kidney. It was probably genetic, an ancestor of mine's birth certificate says that he died of an enlarged prostate, I always thought that it was cancer but maybe not. I have been told by a doctor that every male has. prostate cancer at 100, I believe that 85 is very true. Apparently prostate growth uses testosterone, they tell that control of prostate cancer is by the female birth control pills.

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I have a mate who was put on testosterone removing pills for his prostate cancer. After a year he stopped taking them on account of how they made him miserable. He kept noticing those ads for testosterone pills which made you feel energetic and horny and these ads made him feel even worse.

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I had brachy-seed therapy with 116 radioactive seeds implanted because my PSA was in the medium to high range, and it is now down to 0.01 over 10 yrs later.

It had the unfortunate effect of killing off one of the things we males normally enjoy in life, and the mind still makes appointments which the body can no longer keep. But i'm still here at 76 to enjoy other things in life.

All I can recommend is if you have a problem? get it fixed ASAP. The alternatives, if neglected, are not real good.

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There's no ONE fix for this. There's many manifestations of prostate conditions in Men and often people will die with it but not because of it if they are older when it becomes detected. (usually by a PSA test which doesn't give conclusive answers.) You can check the size of it by a digital rectal exam. Gloved finger in your bum.

Most people I know who have had work done when I asked them what the one thing they regret MOST was being rushed into it particularly to do the Biopsy. Generally unless it's very aggressive you are not in a rush and always have the right to seek a second or even a third opinion. and asses it over a period of months. (as I say unless thing are running away) and it may already have moved to other areas like lymph glands or even tumors in the brain etc..You can get support from Prostate groups that can be of great help. I can personally recommend GEELONG. P G. although I'm a fair way away from it and don't personally attend that much . They put out an emailed monthly pamphlet with many useful references and helpful hints. Costs $10 annually They are funded by the Cancer Council and other donations..Nev

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My prostate cancer was diagnosed and i had 12 months of testing ,final testing was biopsy and i was in the high to dangerous zone so i had the robot surgery with one of the best surgeons in Brisbane , i have come out the other end quite well,no lingering problems, i do pee slightly more than before and (about every 3 hrs) and i do have to use the little blue pills when i get the twinkle in the eye LOL

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...The moral of the story, get a fix for your prostate. Best thing I ever did...

I had prostate problems twenty-odd years ago and luckily it hasn't played up since.

An old health professional, who lived by the adage use it or lose it, told me to "p1ss in morse code".

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Or maybe just a female passenger?

I can assure you that no matter how distracting a female passenger is normally, they will be many times worse if they're cold and want a toilet.

I say this as a Drifter pilot with a partner.

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I had a prostate problems twenty-odd years ago and luckily it hasn't played up since.

An old health professional, who lived by the adage use it or lose it, told me to "p1ss in morse code".

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Guys I have posted this before somewhere, I self cured all my prostate problems in my early 40s purely by accident, self medicating for a non-associated reason, it works for a number of people I have shared it with.

 

Vitamin Bs in a specific blend.

 

100 mgs each of VB1, VB2, VB6

200 mgs (i.e. double) VB12.

 

Take it daily, not late in the afternoon or evening because it is also quite an energy kick and you won't sleep.

Or take it just as you're going to sleep. 1 to 3 months you will notice a big difference.

 

What have you got to lose, VB won't hurt you, and you will get that energy kick.

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I think you can get too much B6 but B complex won't hurt you. You can check this up for your selves but I had too much B6. so reduced it on the advice of my Neuro person. Nev

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