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Foods That Aggravate The Prostate
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
Maybe: It may depending on how long and how aggressively you are riding your bike. It won't make your prostate larger but it may transiently make your symptoms worse. Patricio gargollo, pediatric urologist, dallas, texas. ...Read more
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
Have had mild rt side groin paid intermittently since prostate surg 9 mo ago. Seems aggravated by lifting. Is this normal?
As above: U should not be lifting heavy things after a procedure like that, but if things r getting worse see u surgeon for evaluation and advise. ...Read more
Doesn't matter: You can eat any food you want with a prostate infection. ...Read more
Yes.: Claritin (loratadine) has an anticholinergic effect on nerves like most antihistamines. It is middle of the road in anticholinergic effect. This can cause worsening BPH symptoms. Talk to your doctor about changing to an antihistamine with no anticholinergic effect such as Cetirizine (zyrtec) or fenofexadine (allegra), . ...Read more
Going from flomax (tamsulosin) to finest nutrition extra strength. 4x prostate. It has 320mg saw palmetto, zinc, pygem, b-6. It says 1 a day. Can I take 2 if needed?
Waste of money:
There is no good data on any of the expensive special mixes of "herbs and spices" in things like "4x prostate." but at least some snake oil salesman has a nice yacht. Note that there is good data that saw palmetto is not better than placebo. (for the record, I have nothing against the placebo effect).
Follow this link to the cochrane database summary:
http://goo. Gl/zkuqib. ...Read more
Doctor said if u have prostatitis & you do sex/masturbation it may aggravate your prostate. A male can't do sex in his life if he has prostatitis?
I have prostate cancer but low grade just wait and see now, are there any special foods or vitamins I can take to help keep it in check? Ty
No: I am glad your cancer is low grade. You would be doing yourself a major disservice at this time to buy into made-up stuff about what you should and should not be eating. There is zero real science here. Some environmental something may contribute to prostate carcinogenesis, but I have never known a physician with prostate cancer to adjust his diet to manage it. ...Read more
In 1994 I was diagnosed with prostate, urinary tract immflammation. I still have very frequent urination, and short duraration. Coffee still agravates?
Time for a check up:
18 years is a long time to put up with a symtom.
Either go back to your doctor or change and get a new perspective.
Coffee does the same for everyone. You are in good compnay. ...Read more
Testosterone. ..: The prostate grows as we age, probably due to the cumulative effect of male hormones (androgens) such as testosterone which men produce throughout their lives. The prostate is dependent on testosterone for growth, a fact we use in treatment of enlarged prostate with drugs such as Finasteride which blocks the conversion of testosterone to its active form ...Read more
Here are some. ..: The fundamental cause is irritation to the nerve endings near, on, or inside the prostate by inflammation - infection, or by referring pain from the disorders of regional muscles, joints, and nerves so leading to the puzzles and debates on CP / CPPS as acronyms of chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome. More? Ask treating urologist timely. ...Read more
Vigorous massage is: Prostate massage is used in clinical practice rarely to diagnose chronic bacterial prostatitis. If used to achieve an intense orgasm, it should be done carefully, as vigorous massage may result in damage to the nearby thin rectal lining, stricture of the membranous urethra, or possibly epididymitis. If a patient has acute bacterial prostatitis, vigorous massage may seed the blood with bacteria. ...Read more
Looking for evidence: Looking for evidence that chocolate is bad for the prostate, but only came across online sites saying that in younger men, drinking alcohol or consuming too much caffeine (especially coffee) can irritate the prostate and cause frequent urination (so, eliminating them from the diet may decrease prostatitis symptoms). Chocolate has caffeine. Other reported irritants include tobacco and spicy foods. ...Read more
Anesthesiology use: Asa classification is use by anesthesiologists to grade general medical status of a patient. I.E asa 1 = perfectly healthy, asa 2 = 1 or 2 non serious co-morbidities which should be noted, but should not interfere with adminstration of anesthesia. Asa3 = serious co-morbidities such as hemophilia, recent heart attack etc. Which may seriously affect patient during anesthesia +/or surgery. ...Read more
See your physician.: Prostate problems can range from infection & inflammation, to enlargement & cancer. In younger men, infections & inflammation are the biggest concerns. Symptoms are mostly with urination, include burning & pain, voiding difficultly, and urethral discharge. If you are having any of these symptoms or are concerned, see your primary doctor who will refer you to a urologist if there is a problem. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Its "normal" size of adult men of 20-35 is around 20-30 cc. As men age, its size may increase with widely variable pace and degree. And its enlarged size is not always linearly related with heir degree in slowing urine flow. Not infrequently, some men still voids well with good urine flow and emptying bladder even though their prostate has grown to 35-150 cc or bigger. In my view, that size coould ...Read more
Prostatitis: Prostatitis is a condition that involves inflammation of the prostate and sometimes the area around it. This will require antibiotics for a longer period, usually 4-12 weeks. About 75% of all cases of chronic bacterial prostatitis clear up with this treatment. Sometimes the symptoms come back recur and antibiotic therapy is needed again. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more
Yes. ..: Doxazosin (part of the Alpha Blocker family) works by relaxing the muscles around prostate and neck of bladder making it easier to pass urine. The indication for treatment is Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH), or prostatism. One common side effect is postural hypotension (low blood pressure) which is more common at higher doses. See. .. patient. Info/health/alpha-blockers. .. for more information. ...Read more