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Is prostate enlargement a lifestyle disease?

Is prostate enlargement a lifestyle disease?

No: Prostate enlargement occurs from hormonal control over the prostate gland. It is a normal occurence in men as they age. Depending on one's circulating hormones and the person's affect from these hormones, the amount of prostate enlargement is variable from man to man. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Prostate enlargement symptoms?

Urinary frequency: At 19 BPH is impossible but, more likely to be prostatitis which includes symptoms of urinaru frequency, nocturia, incomplete emptying.P. ...Read more

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Is prostate enlargement painful?

Is prostate enlargement painful?

Usually not: You refer to urine flow which becomes more difficult in men as the prostate enlarges with age. It pushes on the urine outflow tract cause the symptoms of urgency, night frequency, slow and low flow and incomplete emptying of the bladder.It is uncomfortable, but no actual pain. Evaluation by your urologist to rule out cancer is needed. Meds to increase flow are available which can help. ...Read more

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How to avoid prostate enlargement?

How to avoid prostate enlargement?

Age gracefully: It is part of aging process. There are medicines that will shrink the prostate, used only when there are symptoms to make it so that the benefits outweigh the risks. There are otc meds i've seen and those from geriatric research but no legitimate studies to prove their efficacy. ...Read more

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Can women get prostate enlargement?

Can women get prostate enlargement?

No: No, women do not have a prostate. Women may experience lower urinary tract voiding symptoms which can be evaluated and (in many cases) treated depending on the cause. ...Read more

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At what age prostate enlargement starts?

BPH: BPH rarely causes symptoms before age 40, but more than half of men in their sixties and as many as 90 percent in their seventies and eighties have some symptoms of bph. ...Read more

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Can medicines make prostate enlargement worse?

Can medicines make prostate enlargement worse?

No.: There are no medications with a known side effect of prostate enlargement (bph). Although testosterone and estrogen may be involved in the development of bph, these hormones alone are not sufficient to cause bph, so as medications, these are not considered to cause enlargement. Certain medications can make the urinary symptoms related to an enlarged prostate worse. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of prostate enlargement ?

What are the symptoms of prostate enlargement ?

Urination issues: About 50% of men will show symptoms of prostatic enlargement by age 50 and the vast majority by age 80. Symptoms are typically related to urination and can be obstructive or irritative. Obstructive: slower stream, weak stream, double voiding, stutterins stream. Irritative: frequency more than every 3-4 hours, urgency, short warning signal, getting up at night to urinate. ...Read more

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What could cause a prostate enlargement? Thanks

What could cause a prostate enlargement? Thanks

Hormones and genes: Prostates enlarge in some men as they age in response to a hormone dht. Big prostates run in families. Big prostates don't always need medical care. Look for problems with urinary frequency, stop start flow and getting up at night to pee. There are lots of treatment options available. ...Read more

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What are the best prostate enlargement remedies?

Here are some ...: There has been no time-proven remedies around for prostate health as touted online. All those touted products contain almost the same ingredients but with different amount so to say their own unique difference, which usually are saw palmetto, pygeum, multiple vitamins, minerals like zinc and selenium, ginseng, lycopene, bee pollen, etc. All their claims are based on limited animal studies ... ...Read more