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Enemas For Men
May help.: Chronic non-bacterial prostatitis (NBP) is the most common type . Young men who are single and suffering from NBP must be informed about their illness in detail and, if they are not doing so, they should be encouraged to ejaculate regularly, for example by masturbation in the absence of a sexual relationship with a partner. Normal sexual activity usually decreases the incidence of prostatitis. ...Read more
Here are some ...: The controversy of routine PSA test has been around since its discovery (1970) but intensified drastically especially over the past 6 yrs. To get a glance at this dispute, please, at least, read the first 3 articles on http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. In my practice, I wouldn't test PSA annually for men >75; but I would do it if they're still in "good" health + abnormal rectal exam + ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More Importantly...: Most surveys suggest that the practice of masturbation is quite common, especially (not surprisingly) amongst men. There are stress relieving benefits to orgasm, and some studies have shown improved sleep. There are no scientific concerns regarding ill effects from it; you must consider your own beliefs first. ...Read more
Does masturbating 4-5 times a day daily in teenage and young age for several years may cause infertility in males?
No, but...: Masturbation (regardless of whether it is male masturbation, female masturbation, self masturbation, or mutual masturbation) can have no effect on sexual dysfunction, can decrease dysfunction or can increase dysfunction. The effect depends on issues such as the person(s) views on masturbation and whether or not the masturbation increases the level and duration of sexual excitement for each person. ...Read more
Recommened dosage of zinc and saw palmetto for a 17 year old male who has nonbacterial prostatits from excessive masturbation?
Prostatitis therapy: Recommended Zinc for a male over 18 is 11mg daily, toxicity happens if you take over 40mg daily. So safe and effective dose is 11-40mg daily. If you are on a vegan diet, double those numbers! Saw Palmetto is not FDA approved and has a long list of serious side effects so I do not recommend taking it. ...Read more
Premature Ejaculate: Premature ejaculation (pe) may effect more men than even erectile dysfunction. The normal time from penetration to ejaculation is around 2 minutes. Some men cannot delay ejaculation but for a few seconds after penetration and some cannot even penetrate first. Numbing creams and "distraction" methods work, but not always. Kegels (pc squeeze) is unreliable. Using ssri meds off-label for pe works. ...Read more
If used properly: Glycerin irritates the bowel lining, causing it to secrete fluids that help relieve constipation. It has no direct cardiac effects. If used to the point that it causes severe diarrhea, there can be changes in your electrolytes which can cause abnormal heart rhythm changes. The insertion of a suppository in the rectum can cause vagal nerve stimulation, rarely resulting in low heart rate and BP ...Read more
Kegels: Strengthen pelvic floor; some people believe it can. ...Read more
Unknown: There are no good long term studies looking at the safety of testosterone or clomiphene in men. However, clomiphene works in a more "natural" way to increase testosterone levels, and therefore may be safer. You should always do multiple baseline tests for testosterone, and have clear cut symptoms associated with testosterone deficiency before starting either medication. ...Read more
Could I have colon hydrotherapy as a substitute for the "standard" prep for a colonoscopy? Normally use enemas.
If it clears you out: The main purpose of colon prep for colonsocopy is to clean out the stool so that the camera can see the linings of your colon. The 'standard prep" works well because it has been done a gazillion times. I am not sure how good the hydrotherapy will do, but as long as it clean you out (without causing problem for you), i don't see why not! if it does not, u may have to do the standard" good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Garment Guards: As a matter of fact, there are several products available from simple inserts into regular briefs, to an actual disposable garment worn like briefs. It depends on the degree of the problem and your personal preference. You certainly don't have to worry about embarrassing situations with either method and you should obtain and try several types before calling quits since they all fit differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One way to find out!: The question isn't whether viagra (sildenafil) will work for a 66yo man but whether it will work for you. Discuss your overall health w/your family doc in order to determine if viagra (sildenafil) is even safe for you (it and its competitors are not if you're taking a nitrate). Be sure to eat right, exercise regularly, control your sugars, blood pressure ; cholesterol to improve your odds. Also stop smoking. Good luck! ...Read more