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How Can You Shrink The Male Prostate
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
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
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
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In blood or urine...: If you refer to blood tests we usually order psa in adults above age 50 (which has been controversial)or before if symptomatic or if the dre (digital rectal examination) shows nodules, or enlarged or painful prostate. The urine analysis may be positive for infection or blood in cases of prostatitis. The pap (prost. Acid phosphatase) is ordered in cases suspicious of prostate cancer. Others. ...Read more
Now: Usually recommended to start in the 40-45 age range for high risk group screening. ...Read more
Here is about...: I couldn't find prostate weight/age scale from available literature to answer your question. But from my 45-yr study/practice in urology, I have done digital rectal exam (dre) and ptransrectal ultrasound prostate exam for many thousands of men, here is my estimate - around 15-25 gm at age 35.Facts: the size of prostate highly varies; for example, at 65, its size may range from 25 to 300 gm... ...Read more
Prostatitis: Or pelvic pain syndrome.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Dutasteride and Finasteride both work well to shrink the prostate. Called 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors, these drugs stop the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, which causes baldness and prostate enlargement. Not a quick fix as maximum benefit is not reached for 6-12 months. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See below...: Short answer, nothing. Prostatic enlargement is a normal process that occurs in every man as they age. If there are no bothersome, associated symptoms (e.g. Troubles with urination), it's nothing to worry about. There are no "natural", herbal, or alternative medical therapies that have been shown to arrest this process in any meaningful way. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the reason for the exam. Younger patients are less likely to have prostate difficulties, so in this regard it may be unusual. However, if the patient has a family history or symptomatic complaints that raise the physician's index of suspicion, a digital rectal exam may be performed. Http://www. Uspreventiveservicestaskforce. Org/prostatecancerscreening. Htm ...Read more
I am a 55 year old male who recently had his first prostate exam......how often should I have another?
If you have no symptoms, let your doctor decide on the frequency. It does not need to be more frequent than once a year.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Could I use a normal household item, or something from the hardware store, to shrink my enlarged prostate?
Never: There are no household items you can use to "shrink" the prostate gland. In fact, this would be very dangerous and can cause permanent damage. It is only treated with prescribed medications or surgery depending on the symptoms. See a urologist if you have difficulty with urination. ...Read more
How many prostate exams do men need to have? And do they have to have prostate exams as soon as they turn 40?
None proven: Saw palmetto may make you feel better but has not been showed to shrink the prostate. The group of medical drugs called 5-alpha-reuductase inhibitors (avodart, proscar) are medically proven to shrink the prostate. ...Read more
Here are some...: The ingredients of all marketed prostate supplements have been similar to comprise multiple vitamins, minerals notably zinc, lycopene, saw palmetto, pygeum africanum, bee pollen, beta-sitosterol, etc. These have not been well studied to prove their long-term benefits as experienced by most people used them although some may swear by. So, you may try & see if money allows. Best wish... ...Read more
Mystery of sex: No. And yes. Each woman has their own mysteries to teach you. Please learn to treat them with respect and dignity. Including on public boards when asking about their sexual anatomy. ...Read more
Can a benign enlarged prostate of an over 80 year old male be treated with medication or must it be partially removed?
Other BPH Options: While a TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) remains an excellent option for bph, there are several other surgical therapies. They are less likely to have side effects more common in turp, such as incontinence, impotence, retrograde ejaculation, or TUR syndrome (absorbing too much fluid during surgery). If medications fail or are intolerable, ask your urologist about tumt, tuna or gyrus. ...Read more
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