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Doctor insights on: Fenugreek Prostate Health

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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Does diet affect prostate health? Are there foods to eat to decrease prostate swelling?

Does diet affect prostate health? Are there foods to eat to decrease prostate swelling?

Probably: There are anecdotal reports that certain foods improve or worsen the symptoms of pro statism. There is no scientific evidence. Most of such reports have a marketing aspect too! ...Read more

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Are there any suppliments that actually promote Prostate health?

Maybe: It has been suggested that lycopene found in tomatoes and in OTC supplements may be beneficial. First thing you should do is have your family physician do a digital rectal prostate exam to make sure your prostate feels normal. Stay away from advertised "medications" that sound too good to be true. ...Read more

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How do you keep the prostate in good health?

How do you keep the prostate in good health?

No known way, but...: There has been no known specific ways to keep the prostate in good health, but quality healthy lifestyle is the sure foundation to keep all tissues and organs viable and healthy. To explore the power of lifestyle, go to articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eMagicPowerUHL. Html. To gain more insight on how men void, go to review articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble ...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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Am 55 yrs old will appreciate tips for prostate health as it is slightly enlarged taking ominic ocas 0.4 mg is it advisable to take. Thank?

Am 55 yrs old will appreciate tips for prostate health as it is slightly enlarged taking ominic ocas 0.4 mg is it advisable to take. Thank?

That is fine: Another key for prostate health is to be able to empty your bladder or urinates whenever you feel you need to. This will allow the least amount of pressure on your prostate. The medication you're taking is one of many different medications and it can be used with the other ones if your symptoms are not controlled well ...Read more

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Can there be alternative medicine to keep prostate health?

Can there be alternative medicine to keep prostate health?

Cardiac diet: In looking at alternative therapies, nutraceutical experts had suggested the cardiac diet often leads to good urologic health as well. Conventional therapies include Alpha blockers which relax the stroma which is smooth muscle in the prostate gland land allow for easier urinary flow. Five Alpha reductase inhibitors may reduce the size of the gland or at least prevent further growth. ...Read more

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What type of supplements should I take for prostate health?

What type of supplements should I take for prostate health?

Not really...: Up to now, no real supplements have been firmly proved to specifically benefit prostate health although the use of zinc, selenium, saw palmetto, etc. Has been conflictingly discussed over the decades. Then, quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will definitely favor general health including prostate. More? Ask urologists. ...Read more

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Are there supplements that can improve the health of my prostate?

Are there supplements that can improve the health of my prostate?

Possibly: There are over-the-counter products that one can take to possibly improve prostate health. These are herbal products, most notably saw palmetto. This is usually in combination with other herbs such as pygeum africanum and others. The studies for the most part do not show much improvement in objective parameters when studied in clinical trials although patients do feel better taking these herbs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are there alternative medicine to keep prostate health?

Not really, ...: All so-called prostate health supplements contain the following ingredients - saw palmetto, pygeum, zinc, selenium, lycopene, multiple vitamins, etc., and fail to generate constant effect/benefits as claimed. So, no magic pill for prostate health. ...Read more

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I sometimes have sandy urine and occasionally get some cloudy urine I take medication for my prostate, are these things health or life threating?

I sometimes have sandy urine and occasionally get some cloudy urine I take medication for my prostate, are these things health or life threating?

Need evaluation: Passing sandy urine may be a sign of kidney stones. Untreated kidney stones can lead to problems but usually not life threatening. An evaluation will sort of the etiology of sandy and cloudy urine. ...Read more

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Are there proven ways to maintain prostate health (I'm 30)? Anything I can be doing now (other than screenings) to pre-empt prostate problems later?

Are there proven ways to maintain prostate health (I'm 30)? Anything I can be doing now (other than screenings) to pre-empt prostate problems later?

Here are some...: There would be no surely known means to magically prevent prostate cancer or diseases but healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession. Since you are so health-oriented, perusing the articles in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter. Html and http://formefirst. Com/FreeInfoProstate. Html; thereby you will possess much insight on how to handle daily health-related issues in the future. Best wish ...Read more

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Ask a health question...What is best treatment for prostate gleason 9?

Depends: Options vary based on age and life expectancy, psa levels, result of scans, etc. You will likely be offered prostate resection followed by radiation if nodes positive or radiation with long term androgen treatment. ...Read more

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Is prostate examination or DRE bad for health? The Dr did it rigorously that makes precum out in 15s.Will it cause prostate congestion or prostatitis?

Is prostate examination or DRE bad for health? The Dr did it rigorously that makes precum out in 15s.Will it cause prostate congestion or prostatitis?

No risk, no worry: It is normal to express fluid with a vigorous prostate exam. Digital rectal examination of the prostate is harmless and will not cause either "congestion" or prostatitis. However, this is an unusal examination for a 16 year-old unless there was already evidence of a prostate or urinary infection. If you have prostatitis in the future, it will be from the underlying problem, not the examination. ...Read more

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Is alpha lipoic acid good, bad, or neither for prostate health?

Is alpha lipoic acid good, bad, or neither for prostate health?

No evidence: Alpha lipoic has not been subjected to any proper clinical testing for this condition. It almost certainly causes no harm but there is no evidence for a positive effect. ...Read more

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Recommended prostate treatment for 81 yr old in otherwise good health?

Why?: If you are otherwise healthy and don't have any symptoms to suggest prostate problems and you don't have a history of prostrate problems, you don't need any treatment. If you are having symptoms you should discuss with your pcp to determine what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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My husband wakes in the middle of the night having to urinate. It is now more frequent. He is 40 no health issues. Could it b bladder or prostate?

My husband wakes in the middle of the night having to urinate. It is now more frequent. He is 40 no health issues. Could it b bladder or prostate?

Likely prostate: Even though he is 40, his symptoms are likely from his prostate. A simple exam should be able to determine his prostate size. Then his doctor can discuss possible treatment. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is stage 4 prostate cancer?

How harmful for your health is stage 4 prostate cancer?

Depends: Diagnosis with early disease with then progression sometimes means hormone resistant disease needing chemo or targeted therapy. We shouldn't be diagnosing pts upfront with stage IV nowadays with rectal exams & psa & pt education. Denosumab, vaccine therapy are also options. Pace of disease and spread to organs other than bone tend to be more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Slow stream after waking up sometimes. Am 45.Prostate cancer? No health insurance

Slow stream after waking up sometimes. Am 45.Prostate cancer? No health insurance

Unlikely to be PrCa: But could be bph. You would be well served to get a psa, u/a and physical exam. I would not wait for health care exchanges, but you might inquire about neighborhood free clinics. BPH and prosca are not comon in your age group, so would lik you seen rather than assume the worse or that it is nothing. ...Read more

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I'm 50 and had PSA test for my blood and the result was 5.9 What that mean for prostate health?

I'm 50 and had PSA test for my blood and the result was 5.9 What that mean for prostate health?

High if. ..: During 46-yr PSA life, much confusion & condemnation resulting from its overuse, misuse, & abuse for professional & industrial money has emerged as the real thing against medical nobility. To decide what you should do about your PSA, please take time to peruse articles listed on http://formefirst. Com/FreeInfoProstate. Html; thereby, you gain insight on how to handle a PSA of 5.9 ng/ml without UTI.. ...Read more

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Ask a health question... Having prostate cancer that is large, will doing kegal exercises cause more damage if it produces a pain?

Ask a health question... Having prostate cancer that is large, will doing kegal exercises cause more damage if it produces a pain?

You cannot hurt: Prostate cancer with kegel exercises, contracting the levator ani muscles, and you use these muscles to control diarrhea, and the urge to urinate. Many times physicians ask you to practice with thse muscles if there is urinary or fecal continence issues. The size of your prostate is irrelevant: you can have symptoms with a large or small gland. ...Read more

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In what situation do doctors perform prostate milking on a male patient? In a yearly physical exam, when health issues are diagnosed, or other reasons

No: There is no situation in which a doctor will milk the prostrate. However, the doctor may check the prostate if there is a risk of prostate cancer or enlargement. As you age your risk increases. ...Read more

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No urologist has ever asked me how is your sex life, isn't that at least mildly related to prostate health, and never a mention of herbal alternatives?

No urologist has ever asked me how is your sex life, isn't that at least mildly related to prostate health, and never a mention of herbal alternatives?

Some do some don't: Some urologists will ask specifically about sex life, others feel that patient will bring it up if a problem. Feel free to discuss with your urologist. Herbals are waste of time and do not work in spite of commercial claims. None have undergone independent trials. Viagra and Levitra (vardenafil) are almost identical, Cialis is longer acting, also available in daily low dose form. Ejaculation good for prostate. ...Read more