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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
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
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
BPH: It does not affect the prostate one way or the other. ...Read more
No: Prostate enlargement is a normal occurence in men. It is hormonally controlled and cannot be delayed or prevented by diet or activity. There are medications available to help shrink the prostate but is reserved for older men who have urinary issues with known prostate enlargement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hey Doc, do us men need to masturbate in order to prevent prostate cancer or prostatitis? What happens if we choose not to masturbate at all? Thanks
Your choice: Very few young men are able to go without having an ejaculation at least every few days, by whatever means. You need to be able to sit still, focus on work and learning, and get to sleep at night. There is no "controlled study", but there's some evidence that "heroic abstinence" puts you at greater risk for prostate hyperplasia ("hypertrophy") and prostatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have chronic prostitis without an enlarged prostate? Comes and goes and seems to be triggered by masterbation/sex. Urologist found nothing.
Here are some...: Glad you self-identified the sequence of events; so, moderate the frequency of sex and masturbation, and see what may evolve over time. Chronic prostatitis has been overused, misused, and even abused as the diagnosis for voiding symptoms in some men without confirmative evidence but by symptoms alone. Note: Prostate size is not always proportional to the degree of voiding symptoms. So, see urology ...Read more
Here are some...: Do you have some trouble to urinate? If yes, go for evaluation by following info/instructions in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. Thereby you gain much insight on how to work well with your urologist. Clinically, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors can shrink the prostate and alpha-blockers can relax prostate urethra so to improve urine flow. More? Contact me.. ...Read more
See answer: There are two prototype drugs for "prostate enlargement", Alpha blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. This term usually refers to lower urinary tract symptoms assumed to be prostate enlargement though there is poor correlation of prostate size and symptoms. The 5ar drugs like Dutasteride physically shrink the prostate and reduce risk of BPH complications where Alpha blockers may aid flow. ...Read more
Here is available...: I assumed you want to improve urine flow. If so, alpha-blockers such as doxazosin, terazosin, tamsulosin, alfuzosin, etc. Are the initial bid. If really having enlarged prostate, add 5-alpha reductase inhibitors such as finasteride, dutasteride, etc. Note: enlarged prostate doesn't mean always having problem to urinate although more likely, and vice versa. More dtails? Ask doc in expertise timely. ...Read more
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