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Is there a way to stop myself from getting nonbacterial prostatitis?

Is there a way to stop myself from getting nonbacterial prostatitis?

Probably not: Try to avoid straining to urinate. Avoid spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine and acid producing beverages such as oj. There may also be a strong psychological component, so try and minimize stress. The prostate may be acting up as a sign that you should "take things easy". ...Read more

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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more


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Is there a way to prevent myself from getting polyps?

Is there a way to prevent myself from getting polyps?

No: Polyps are caused by overgrowth of cells lining the colon wall. In most cases this is genetically determined. There is some research that indicates certain substances in foods may stimulate this increased growth rate but cuurently there is no strong compelling evidence of what to avoid. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent prostatitis?

Is there a way to prevent prostatitis?

Yes: Diets rich in antioxidants, fresh fruits and vegetables and a supplement called queceretin have all been shown to be good for prostate health. In addition, good urination habits, not holding urine, drinking plenty of water during the daytime are also good strategies. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent myself from getting swine flu?

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Is there a way to prevent myself from getting swine flu?

Yes: Get vaccinated! this year's flu vaccines covers you against swine flu and the other two strains of flu that may be prevalent this year. The sooner you get the flu shot, the sooner you are protected from getting swine flu! ...Read more

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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

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Is there a way to stop a urinary tract infection from coming?

Is there a way to stop a urinary tract infection from coming?

Not really: Drinking plenty of water, emptying your bladder as soon as you feel you can, and taking cranberry juice (not cocktail) or the cranberry anthocyanin in tablet form are al helpful. If there is a stone in the bladder or kidney, or a structural defect that predisposes to infection, it can usually be addressed nowadays. ...Read more

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I am a 31-year-old male with premature ejaculation is there a way to stop it to fix it?

I am a 31-year-old male with premature ejaculation is there a way to stop it to fix it?

Sexual Dysfunction : The mainstay of medical treatment for premature ejaculation has been ssri type antidepressants. Paxil (paroxetine) 10-20mg is most often used. It can be taken about an hour before sex or or on a daily basis. It stays in your system for a few days and can have other side effects as a result. In the usa watch for a new drug (dapoxetine) this year. It will be just for premature ejaculation. Already in europe. ...Read more

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Is it possible to give myself herpes from masturbating?

Is it possible to give myself herpes from masturbating?

No: The herpes virus is spread by contact, usually skin to skin. There is a very slim chance if contracting the virus from sex toys that have not been cleaned and have fresh mucous on them, such as with mutual masturbation, but otherwise no. ...Read more

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When do men start getting erectile dysfunctions? Is there a way of treating it without medication?

When do men start getting erectile dysfunctions? Is there a way of treating it without medication?

Any age: we most commonly see men start to have erectile issues later in life 55-60+. The most common cause is actually the effect of chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. Erectile issues in young men are most often psychogenic ("performance" anxiety), induced by drugs and alcohol, or by medications. A detailed interview and exam would be needed to determine exactly why. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help prevent myself from getting a horrible flu that my family has?

Is there a way to help prevent myself from getting a horrible flu that my family has?

Antivirals.: In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, (zanamivir) flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. Avoid close contact with family members. Don't share utensils. Wash hands well & often. ...Read more

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Suffering from blackheads. Is there a good way to prevent them?

Suffering from blackheads. Is there a good way to prevent them?

Ayurvedic : Ayurvedic skin treatments and products can often be helpful as they work to achieve balanced skin. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to prevent yourself from getting a head cold?

Is there anyway to prevent yourself from getting a head cold?

A few practical item: Handwashing is the best method. Avoid ill contacts. Don't put your hand in your mouth or eyes. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help myself to get rid of pain from plantar fasciitis?

Is there a way to help myself to get rid of pain from plantar fasciitis?

Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a way stop your skin from getting red because of allergies?

Can you tell me is there a way stop your skin from getting red because of allergies?

Avoidance?: If allergy is causing it, avoidance is the answer. If not avoidable, then antihistamine may be the answer. On the other hand, there are other causes and you may need an allergist to help you sort this out especially when itching is absent. ...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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Is it possible to get a bladder infection from doing kegel exercises?

Is it possible to get a bladder infection from doing kegel exercises?

No: While kegel exercises help you tone the muscles that control the outflow of urine from your bladder, they don't cause you to incompletely empty it. Bladder infections are caused by bacteria in your vagina with its close proximity to your urethra gain entrance into the bladder (for example during intercourse). So one thing you can do is void after sex. Also try taking cranberry extract regularly. ...Read more

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