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The Dad Bod: Urinary Tract Dysfunction

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH

June 19th, 2022  |  12 Comments

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“… In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;  Male and female created he them; and blessed them …” — Genesis 

Indeed, God created both men and women, and their bodies are gloriously different. Most of the homeopathic medicines I mention here in my blog are not based on the gender of the sufferer. However, I seem to devote more of my attention to conditions of the female body because the vast majority of my readership and students are women.

But men also have their own unique needs! So, in honor of Father’s Day today, let’s take a closer look at the “dad bod.” (And I’m not talking about the average, middle-aged male physique. Today, I’m borrowing the kids’ colloquialism to discuss the bodies of dads!)

You see, as men age, they often find their urinary tract function beginning to slow or becoming less “cooperative.” This is quite natural and is nothing to be concerned about — unless it becomes a pathology.

What do I mean by that? Well, just because an older gentleman can’t urinate with the same force he could when he was 18, or it takes a bit of time for the flow to ensue, there’s no reason for him to panic. That’s life!

But if urination becomes exceedingly difficult or the bladder cannot be emptied completely, then that is a pathology we would want to address. Naturally, we would turn to homeopathic medicines chosen precisely for their efficacy in the male genitourinary system.

As I teach my students, Staphysagria is a capital medicine for male urethral stricture causing slow onset, halting, or incomplete urination. In my practice, I have utilized both Staphysagria 30 as well as Staphysagria 200 for this purpose, employed every other day. However, I suggest that in the case of a chronic condition such as this, newcomers to homeopathy should start with a softer approach by using Staphysagria in the 30th potency.

(Also, you may recall we discussed Staphysagria for post-catheterization complications in Surgery? S Is for Staphysagria.)

The concern of this pathology — besides its sheer inconvenience — is that incomplete emptying of the bladder can eventually lead to urinary tract infection.

On the other hand, if the urine flow is simply weak, then perhaps I would choose Cantharis 30 or 200, twice daily, instead. (Again, I encourage beginners to start with the 30th potency for this particular condition.)

Those two homeopathic medicines can clear up the vast majority of the urinary flow issues that concern male sufferers.

But don’t be misled that these are the only two medicines we have in our arsenal for men’s urinary dysfunction. No, no, no. Staphysagria and Cantharis are simply two remedies that should remain uppermost in our minds. However, there are many more that I simply don’t have the space to discuss in this post.

(To that end, later this week in my Memo to Mighty Members, I will share another medicine that is called for when experiencing a unique but common symptom: urinary flow with a forked stream! I  think you'll find iit fascinating!)

Now, a conventional diagnosis may be required to determine if prostate issues are the cause of a man’s urinary problems. If that is the case, we would turn to yet other medicines. I wrote about this in more detail in Weston A. Price’s magazine Wise Traditions, Winter 2016. I have archived that article here on my website, entitled In Praise of Menfolk: A Homeopathic Thank You.

So, men, please know that you are highly valued. I want your health to reflect your inner strength, and well-chosen homeopathic medicines can do just that! So, pass on the good news of homeopathy to all the men you know!



Joette Calabrese


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6/19/22 The Dad Bod: Urinary Tract Dysfunction


I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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12 thoughts on “The Dad Bod: Urinary Tract Dysfunction”

  1. Stefanie says:

    So timely, as always! My dad has terrible pain and urgency with urination due to a stent/catheter. The stent is for kidney stones caused by leukemia. Am I right in assuming that I should treat what bothers him most- the pain and urgency, and not the underlying cause, so to speak? He doesn’t have pain from the kidney stones.

    I had just recommended Cantharis to him, and now I’m thinking Staphisagria might be even better because it’s due to catheterization (if I read that correctly).

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Cantharis is specific for UTI but not injury from cath.
      Staph. is quite specific for cath. injury and also includes UTI.

    2. Christine Vincent says:

      Are these remedies also good for

      1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

        Most certainly.

  2. Narendra says:

    Thank you Josette. Beautifully explained the cause of urinary track issues to men and its homeopathic renedy. This will help tremendously to many fathers on a lovely Fathers Day. Thank you.

  3. Thank you Josette for sharing your wonderful knowledge of healing without alopathic drugs. Homeoopathy is powerful and effective!

  4. Donna Randazzo says:

    When deciding between using Staphysagria or the Thuja 30/Saba serrulata 6X combination noted in the article, how to determine which is best? Does it matter if the cause is BPH or prostatitis? For my husband with BPH, should he try the Thuja 30/Saba serrulata 6X combination?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      I can’t offer personal advice here but if you read up on each of the medicines in your materia medica it will help you sift through the most important information.

  5. Angela says:

    When you mention halting would that mean if they start then stop then start/stop repeatedly? Like not being able to just flow continuously. Would that be a staph 30 issue?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      By halting I mean stopping. Full stop.

      1. Christine Davis says:

        What comes to mind if the urge to urinate, slow flow and constantly peeing happens only at night a couple times a month and a child is weeping not being able to leave potty? Just curious if condition only occurs at night.

  6. barbara says:

    i know pellets are made with sugar, but what about cell salts?

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