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Foods That Cause Prostate Inflammation
I've read from several articles that frequent masturbation can cause prostatic hyperemia and thus cause prostatitis. Is that real?
Reading is good: Reading is good, and makes a young person well-rounded and wiser about affairs of the world. One's prostate gland does not know where one's penis is (for example, outside the girl vs. inside the girl), and one's prostate does not know how the penis is being stimulated (for example, with hands vs. inside the girl). So, the effects from vaginal sex or masturbation appear identical to one's 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
No damage: It would not cause more damage. There could be an obstruction, and if pain gets worse, may need more workup and I assume you had an ultrasound already done. I find it somewhat ironic where your reside though. Good luck! ...Read more
What could cause inflammation in the bladder besides a tumor can always consuming alcohol cause this?
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
Other than prostate enlarge which can cause men's bladder become smaller, what other causes can make our bladder shrink?
Here are some ...: The bladder per se would not shrink, but its ability to hold urine may change and become less able to hold from various causes over lifetime; they are, not limited to: UTI or IC or OAB; consuming bladder irritants such as coffee, spicy foods, etc.; compensating stage of bladder outlet blockage; some central nerve diseases such as CV, Parkinsion, Alzheimer's, etc.; bladder cancer/CIS.... ...Read more
Can drinking pop cause elevated CRP? I have read refined foods and sugars can cause inflammation in the body?
Unlikely: It is unlikely that sugary drink will raise CRP. Sugary drinks are not good for you, but may not result in an abnormal CRP level. You may consult this site for CRP levels. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003356.htm ...Read more
Can prostate artery embolisation be used when the enlarged prostate is due to chronic bacterial prostatitis?
For BPH: At your age(70) pr.art. emb. is one of the newer modalities to treat enlarged prostate when med fail.The enlarged prostate you have is almost surely due to BPH,assuming that there is no suspicion of prostate cancer by digital rectal exam or an abnormal PSA that was evaluated.BPH(benign prostatic hypertrophy)is not due to bacterial prostatitis. Hope this answers your question & that u see urologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly fats: Saturated fats predispose to an inflammatory state, in part, by promoting obesity. Some the lectin may induce mild inflammation in the intestine, such as that caused by kidney beans, but this type of inflammation is not harmful, just caused flatulance and loose bowel movement. Some proteins in meats, such as carnitine, may be altered by bacteria in the gut to pro-inflammatory substances. ...Read more
Celiac sprue: Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best fixed by avoiding eating wheat, barley, rye. ...Read more
Does high fructose corn syrup cause cellular inflammation and if so what types of cells? Can you offset it by eating something anti-inflammatory?
Can extremely painful defecation (with any diet) be the symptom of prostatitis, is it more common to acute or chronic prostatis?
Dyschezia/painful: Defecation can b due to constipation/tumor or prostatitis (acute more likely in your age group). Hemorrhoids (internal)also a possibility. Suggest see urologist/pcp for tests, evaluation, treatment. Keep stool soft with added fiber & fluids &/or stool softener. May also need sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy. ...Read more
Here are some...: Here are some well-known examples: coffee, caffeine-related beverages, alcohol, spicy foods, etc. However, the degree and variety of food incompatibility widely differ among individuals. Note: Something not agreeable with A doesn't mean it will do the same to B. So, exercise personal watch and common sense, and adjust to what body tells. Besides, practice healthy lifestyle without overindulgence. ...Read more
Is lichen planus related to calcification of liver and can consumption of whey protein isolate lead to calcification of liver or lichen planus?
No: Lichen planus is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system goes haywire and attacks the skin of the mouth and body. It is not related to calcification of the liver to what I have studied. Whey protein would only play a role if it triggers an immune response, as in a sensitivity or allergy to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other than prostate enlarge can cause men's bladder become smaller, what other causes can make our bladder shrink?
Here are some...: The real bladder shrinkage occurs from long-term indwelling catheter, radiation, etc. leading to some scar-like tissue change and poor stretchability of bladder muscle. Most of times, bladder shrinkage refers to decrease its lower ability to accommodate bladder filling with urine, resulting from aging, long-term effect of bladder outlet obstruction, chronic bladder inflammation,... etc. Ask Doc.. ...Read more
Can CP/CPPS cause inflammation in the genitourinary system? Is this common? Injured my prostate. Could testicles be affected? No STD's. Fertility?
Very common: Chronic prostatitis (CP) and chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) may be the same, as you seem to know. Very common. Inflammation sometimes is present, e.g. white blood cells in prostate fluid or urine. I can't judge if past prostate injury is contributing. CP/CPPS pain often is felt in testicles, but no actual testicular problem. It's not known to affect fertility. Keep working w/ your urologist. ...Read more
Does inflammation from obesity contribute to things like arthritis pain and the development of food allergies?
Obesity is fat: The causes of obesity are many but I am unaware of any relationship to increased allergies. Arthritis is well- proven as a result of the mechanical insults of over-weight and abnormal weight-bearing. Lack of exercise is only half the common cause of obesity. Overeating, the other half, may be due to many things including anxiety and stress that could aggravate allergies. ...Read more
Is it true that proscar and avodart (dutasteride) may prevent some prostate cancers but can actually cause aggressive prostate cancers?
Uncertain: There is some data suggesting that the cancers in patients on these drugs were higher grade. However, since the rates of adverse outcomes were not significantly higher in those patients, it raises the possibility that these results might be skewed. One possibility is that reduction in the size of the prostate makes it easier to find these cancers even though they may not be caused by the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
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