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Does aging and not enough sex cause prostate problems?

Does aging and not enough sex cause prostate problems?

Yes: Aging affects the prostate in 2 ways: the prostate gets larger with age and older men have a higher incidence of prostate cancer. Testicular function and primarily testosterone production also decrease with age. Thus sexual function, desire and erectile function tends to decrease with age. This can be made worse if you are a smoker, diabetic or overweight. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urologist, . ...Read more

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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


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Can lack of sex cause prostate problems?

Can lack of sex cause prostate problems?

No, there has been..: No. There has been no known proven study to address this concern as far as what I have read and studied over the past 45 yrs. Of course, some controversy for something is always present by realizing: behind what we know always hides a lot of what we still don't know. ...Read more

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Will having sex too soon after tumt procedure for enlarged prostate cause any problems with recovery? Please be specific.. Had tumt 1/10/2014.

Will having sex too soon after tumt procedure for enlarged prostate cause any problems with recovery? Please be specific.. Had tumt 1/10/2014.

No: Having relations too soon after a prostate procedure can be painful and can result in blood in the semen but otherwise will not cause any particular harm. ...Read more

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Gud day doc. I already reach the age of 40 and not yet married. I fear of having prostate problem since they say prostate problem is related to sex.?

Gud day doc. I already reach the age of 40 and not yet married. I fear of having prostate problem since they say prostate problem is related to sex.?

Prostate : Prostate problems are not related to having sex. When one grows older their prostate has a tendency to increase in size thus causing some sort urinary difficulty but this has nothing to do with having or not. ...Read more

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Does an inactive prostate cause health problems?

Here are some ...: No organ or tissue of a body is ever inactive, but always working to serve its duty coming to life. Likewise, prostate has always served as door guard to minimize UTI, as a "milk man" to nourish sperms,... But its different intensity of use may bring about some variation of disorders. These are the matter of common sense in life. So, "inactive" prostate in your sense will still get some problems.. ...Read more

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What to do if am having a prostate problem , at young age !?

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What to do if am having a prostate problem , at young age !?

Relax and ...: The most preliminary evaluation for the prostate concern consists of detailed Hx focusing on quality, quantity, & sequence of events of all voiding symptoms, DRE(digital rectal exam), & urinalysis with/ without checking postvoid residual urine. The most dreadful part of it is DRE, which should be easy under the experienced finger. As a patient, just flex your hip in 90-degree position and relax. ...Read more

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Can high DHT cause prostate problems?

Can high DHT cause prostate problems?

Yes: High Dht (dihydrotestosterone) is associated w/prostate enlargement (and hair loss). Medical solution is 5ari, eg Finasteride (proscar (finasteride) & propecia) or Dutasteride (avodart), which stops conversion of testosterone into dht. But Dht sits on other side of seesaw from e2 (estradiol) so lowering Dht might raise e2, leading to erectile dysfunction + loss of libido. So be very careful! ...Read more

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Does a high DHT cause prostate problems?

Does a high DHT cause prostate problems?

Yes: High Dht (dihydrotestosterone) is associated w/prostate enlargement (and hair loss). Medical solution is 5ari, eg Finasteride (proscar (finasteride) & propecia) or Dutasteride (avodart), which stops conversion of testosterone into dht. But Dht sits on other side of seesaw from e2 (estradiol) so lowering Dht might raise e2, leading to erectile dysfunction + loss of libido. So be very careful! ...Read more

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Could drinking too much caffeine cause prostate problems?

Could drinking too much caffeine cause prostate problems?

Possibly: Caffeine can be an irritant to both the bladder and the prostate. Fortunately, it does not affect most people. ...Read more

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