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Enlarged Prostate And Masterbation Good Or Bad
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
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
No: Because of the many contradictory beliefs and popular lore regarding masturbation and ejaculation and the absence of good, reproducible, scientific evidence, there is much confusion. In general, the body is very good at self-regulating its glands and it is likely that too little or too much ejaculation (however one defines these) has any significant beneficial or adverse effect on the prostate.
Of course: Prostate enlargement may interfere with urinary flow and cause symptoms such as urgency and night urination, but it will not affect the psychological, hormonal and physical aspects of sexual function and ejaculation. If you are have some ed, then you might see your urologist to rule out other problems but you should be seeing him anyway for enlarged prostate.
Not necessarily: No it's not bad. Drinking lots of water is good for your body but the bad part of having a large prostate is you may have issues with needing to go urinate more often and more often at night with more fluid intake.
No: BPH is benign swelling of the prostate gland as a man ages. It is under hormonal control and will continue to enlarge over time. If urinary symptoms arise, then treatment options inlcude observtaion, medical therapy, or surgery. There are no home remedies once can take to stop or prevent the enlargement. See your urologist if symptoms persist or bothersome.
Was on flomax (tamsulosin) for bph. Is a mix of saw palmetto. 320mg and bets-sitosterol 100mg, pumpkin seed, corn silk, pygeum a good mix for enlarged prostate?
See below: There is conflicting and contradictory research about the benefits of supplements for prostate symptoms. Saw palmetto most studied. Despite much anecdotal evidence suggesting benefit (s) from the supplements you mention, high quality and more reliable research seem to indicate that these supplements have little or no benefit for reducing bph-related symptoms. Very high placebo response.
Medication.: The volume of an enlarge prostate can be reduced with medications called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. It may take a quite a long time, but the size of the prostate will decrease with treatment, as will episodes of urine obstruction. Although these medications are effective, patients that fail to improve with these medications may need a procedure.See 1 more doctor answer
By Symptoms/Check Up: Only way you will suspect you have enlarged prostate is if you have symptoms and get it checked by your doctor symptoms are 1weak urinary stream 2need to urinate 2to3times/night 3strong and sudden urge to urinate 4straining to urinate 5slow or delayed start of urinary stream 6pain inurination/blood in urine 7incontenance 8inability to urinate 9dribbling at end of urine and rectal digital exam bymd.
Nothing or pills: How bad are your symptoms? If you just get up once a night, avoiding drinking in the evening may be the answer. With more severe symptoms there are medicines, alpha blockers (flomax), reductase inhibitors (proscar) sometimes taken together. Cialis taken long term may help which by the way improves erectile dysfunction. Each patient is different. I recommend assessment by an experienced urologist
Increase size: Besides increased size. Voiding symptoms in the male.
Emptying Prostate: It can. But, not by itself, usually. First one must treat the underlying condition. I often have my guys with this problem start on an herb known as saw palmetto. And, especially the first week to empty their prostate gland with several ejaculations. If after one week the symptoms are improved then I have them stay on saw palmetto for ninety days.See 1 more doctor answer
Options: Prostate size will shrink by 30% in many men on a combination of Alpha blocker (flomax (tamsulosin)) and 5 Alpha reductase inhibitor (proscar/avodart) after 6 months of therapy. Surgery obviously can reduce the size and is necessary sometimes if there is impingement of the urinary tract causing obstruction. Usually symptoms a re managed with Alpha blockers (flomax (tamsulosin) type meds) to improve urinary flow.
Prostate Gland Enlargement (Definition)
The prostate is located between the bladder and the penis in a male. An enlarged prostate refers to a gland that is abnormally large. This can cause an inability to urinate. An enlarged prostate is very common in older men. ...Read more
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