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Is there a way to prevent my prostate from growing as I get older?

Is there a way to prevent my prostate from growing as I get older?

Maybe: Unfortunately, as men age, their prostates tend to grow usually causing more and more bothersome urinary symptoms. Certain medications (called 5-alpha reducatase inhibitors) used to treat bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (slow stream, weak stream, incomplete bladder emptying to name a few) can shrink the overall size of the prostate. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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How to reduce/prevent balding/gray hairs at a young age? I have very little but is there a way to help stop it? Male in the 20's.

How to reduce/prevent balding/gray hairs at a young age? I have very little but is there a way to help stop it? Male in the 20's.

No and Yes: Common offenders are your genes (Family history), Hormonal changes, Medical conditions, or Medications. If it is related to last three, its possible to reverse. ...Read more

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Is there a for me way to prevent getting alzheimer's as I get older?

Is there a for me way to prevent getting alzheimer's as I get older?

Unfortunately not: Current researchers are working on development of biomakers using blood test instead of fluid from the spine for the early detection of alzheimer's. Also working on development of vaccine or medications to modify not to slow dowm the progression of alzheimer's (think of someone who is new onset diabetes or elevated cholesterol which is modifiable). ...Read more

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I am being treated for the herpes virus in my eye. Is there a safe way to prevent this from coming back?

I am being treated for the herpes virus in my eye. Is there a safe way to prevent this from coming back?

Possibly: Prevention for recurrent herpetic infection for the eye has been demonstrated in the herpetic eye disease study (heds) which showed that oral antivirals (acyclovir) at a low dosage for an extended period of time does lower the risk for recurrence significantly. Please see your eye doc or a cornea specialist who will be able to help you with this. Also keeping a strong immune system is important. ...Read more

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My 4 year old is getting boils is there anyway i can get it to drain and have it not be as traumatizing for her.

My 4 year old is getting boils is there anyway i can get it to drain and have it not be as traumatizing for her.

Consult Pediatrician: I will not recommend tryin to drain the boils in a 4 years old by yourself and suggest that you consult your childs pediatrician to get these treated.He may need antobiotocs and if needs draining he/she may refer you to a surgeon for incision and drainage. ...Read more

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Is it possible to grow shorter at 16 yrs old for a girl? I have heard from people that tell me they grew 3cm shorter. Is that possible?

Is it possible to grow shorter at 16 yrs old for a girl? I have heard from people that tell me they grew 3cm shorter. Is that possible?

Odd question: No you don't grow shorter, that is the opposite of growing.A medical condition where your spine begins to curve or compress would cause some loss of height, but that would be unhealthy. ...Read more

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Is there a likely possibility of me having skin cancer as i get older?

Is there a likely possibility of me having skin cancer as i get older?

Yes: Skin cancer likelihood increases with age, but is also related to your history of sun exposure, skin type, and family history. There are also different types of skin cancer. Risk calculators for your risk of melanoma are available online. You should start doing self skin exams and there are some apps to help you monitor your skin, like umskincheck and others. ...Read more

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Is there a supplement I can take to prevent my hair from falling out?

Is there a supplement I can take to prevent my hair from falling out?

Depends: It depends on why hair is falling out. If it is due to a biotin deficiency, then consuming more foods containing biotin like leafy green vegetables may help. ...Read more

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Is there anything a young man can do to prevent having an enlarged prostate in the future?

Is there anything a young man can do to prevent having an enlarged prostate in the future?

No: Prostate enlargement is a normal occurence in men. It is hormonally controlled and cannot be delayed or prevented by diet or activity. There are medications available to help shrink the prostate but is reserved for older men who have urinary issues with known prostate enlargement. ...Read more

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I have a strong pharyngeal reflex which makes for a bad time at the dentist. Is there any way to prevent it from being as bad?

I have a strong pharyngeal reflex which makes for a bad time at the dentist. Is there any way to prevent it from being as bad?

Yes: Unfortunately, this affects lots of people. There are various ways to handle it. The main thing is that you have to stay calm and relaxed...stress and anticipation of gagging is a huge trigger. This part is the most difficult. Then, your dentist can use a spray anesthetic to numb the back or your tongue and throat. Or, you can take a pill/gas to help you relax. Or you can be sedated completely. ...Read more

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The baldness star to appear in my head like my father Is there any way to prevent that?

The baldness star to appear in my head like my father
Is there any way to prevent that?

Maybe: All normal men lose the hair on their temples at age 20 or so. It's the last change in becoming an adult man. If you're blessed with a thick beard and great body hair, you're more likely to have this progress. Your physician can offer medications and a referral to a specialist, but many men embrace it, buzz their heads, grow a nice beard, and stay fit. Photo-guy's happy; you can be too. Best wishs ...Read more

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Is there anything i can do to get over the fear of how my body will look after i die? & is there a way to prevent my body from looking to gruesome?

Is there anything i can do to get over the fear of how my body will look after i die? & is there a way to prevent my body from looking to gruesome?

Hello again: Also, again i'll frustrate you by what i write. I'm thankful that you care about that. It may be a desperate part of you trying to hold onto its' self-esteem. I'm often on the side of under-dogs so i'll cheer for it. I don't know where you are, but get emergency help now! dying can be the best choice, but only after you've really tried everything else since after death, there are no more chances. ...Read more

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Osteopinia, I have beginning stages of this. Is there any way to prevent or stop it from getting worse?

Osteopinia, I have beginning stages of this. Is there any way to prevent or stop it from getting worse?

Bone healh: Consider asking for a vitamin d level and correct vitamin d deficiency if present. Normalize your weight if overweight. Try to consume dietary calcium , the equivalent of 3-4 cups of milk daily. Do weight bearing exercise often. ...Read more

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My husband needs back surgery but can't get it done because of his weight. is there a way around the requirements to have to be in a group for months?

My husband needs back surgery but can't get it done because of his weight. is there a way around the requirements to have to be in a group for months?

Talk to the surgeon: Weight (both overweight and underweight) can be a risk factor for complications of surgery - particularly a major surgery. Discussing the reasoning behind delaying surgery with the surgeon who may perform the surgery can give a better understanding of the reason behind the delay and the importance of addressing weight or other issues before surgery. ...Read more

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Is there an actual true way to lengthen a mans penis? Not looking for things like viagra (sildenafil). I don't have that problem. Im just looking for a permanent way to go from 6 inches to more.

Is there an actual true way to lengthen a mans penis? Not looking for things like viagra (sildenafil). I don't have that problem. Im just looking for a permanent way to go from 6 inches to more.

No, : No, there is not a way to get any more than nature has already given you. There are many gimics that leave men disapointed and with a little less money in their pockets. There are no machines, surgeries, pills or creams that will provide you with a larger penis. It is not the size of the penis that determines the quality of love making. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant, will my child have herpes as well? Is there a way to prevent my child from getting it?

I'm pregnant, will my child have herpes as well? Is there a way to prevent my child from getting it?

Manageable risks: If a mother delivers vaginally with her first genital outbreak, there is ~30% risk the baby could get it and have a terrible illness. If a recurrent outbreak, this drops to ~4% but suppression of outbreaks or c-section delivery before the membranes are open 4 hours can cancel the risk. Rarely, some women shed herpes without an outbreak and could pass it , baby sick around 2 wks. ...Read more

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