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Doctor insights on: Does Masturbation Help Prevent Prostate Enlargement

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Does masturbation help prevent prostate enlargement?

Does masturbation help prevent prostate enlargement?

Maybe: Prolonged abstinence from orgasm may cause some men to have some prostatic congestion and enlargement. The prostate enlarges due to the hormone testosterone. With "stasis" infection may occur. When men develop prostatitis, it is sometimes recommended an increase the number of ejaculations and even receive prostate massage. Sexual stimulation without ejaculation causes engorgement of prostate. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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 masturbation prevent prostate enlargement?

Can masturbation prevent prostate enlargement?

Little science here: It would be difficult to find a control group. As recently as the mid-20th century, 'pop' / 'cult' claims that 'solitary vice' did terrible spiritual damage resulted in men trying very hard -- usually unsuccessfully -- to avoid the practice. Anecdotally, accelerated prostate hyperplasia seemed to result. Within reasonable limits, correlation between frequency ; BPH risk seems negligible. ...Read more

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Does eating meat prevent prostate enlargement?

Does eating meat prevent prostate enlargement?

No: Eating meat has never been associated with prevention of prostate swelling. Prostate enlargement is caused by hormones and naturally occurs as men age. ...Read more

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Will masturbating make an enlarged prostate smaller?

Lowers risk: No not smaller but some studies have show that frequency of ejaculation can lower prostate cancer risk. ...Read more