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Medicine For Prostate Diseases
BPH, prostate cancer:
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
storage symptoms include urinary frequency, urgency, urgency incontinence, and voiding at night (nocturia).
Voiding symptoms include urinary stream, needing to wait for the stream to begin, stream starts and stops intermittently
prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, or erectile dysfunction. ...Read more
Prostate diseases mean some disorders of the prostate which may affect your daily living now or in the future, and may or may not have symptoms. Common examples are infection/inflammation, poor relaxation, enlargement, prostate cancer, etc. Any doubt? Be evaluated & counseled timely by following instructions described in articles listed in http://www. ...Read more
Here is. ..: Prostate diseases mean some disorders of the prostate which may affect your daily living now or in the future, and may or may not have symptoms. Common examples are infection/inflammation, poor relaxation, enlargement, prostate cancer, etc. Any doubt? Be evaluated & counseled timely by following instructions described in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best... ...Read more
Several ways.: Prostate diseases are diagnosed a number of different ways: by assessing patient symptoms and signs, by physical exam, by imagining such as ct, mri, or ultrasound, cystoscopy, or by biopsy. Assessing severity depends on the type of prostate disease: BPH severity depends on symptoms and cystoscopic findings, cancer depends on biopsy grade & clinical stage, infection depends on symptoms and imaging. ...Read more
Varies with disease: Benign prostatic hypertrophy, bph, is associated w. Urinary frequency day & more at night + slowing down of force & caliber of stream. Symptoms increase as obstrruction from enlarging prostate increases. Ultimately urinary retenention can occur. In time all symptomatic. Early to moderate prostate cancer can be symptom free, few have blood. All patients w prostatitis are symptomatic w pain +/or uti. ...Read more
Yes they can.: Due to the location of the prostate at the outflow point of the bladder, diseases of the prostate often present as urinary problems. These symptoms are usually quantified by questionnaires which are scored. A common one used by urologists is the international prostate symptom score (ipss or auasi). This is based on 7 questions about urinary symptoms and bother. ...Read more
Yes.: The most common diseases of the prostate are: enlargement of the prostate (bph), which tends to bother older men (over 50); prostatitis, inflammation or infection that occurs at any age; and prostate cancer, which usually presents at advanced age but has been detected earlier with widespread screening. Once you turn 50, start seeing your physician for colonoscopy and physical exams. ...Read more
Early detection: There is only one widely used marker for prostate cancer which is psa. Prostate cancer is a potentially devastating disease that is best managed when caught early, a benefit for screening. Prostate cancer in its early stages generally causes no symptoms and thus may only be detected with a blood test or rectal exam. Debate, however, exists for which men should undergo treatment. ...Read more
Erectile dysfunc.: Possible. Consult your pcp for possible referral to a urologist to explore organic causes. ...Read more
No: Hi volume ejaculates are not indicative of disease. There are multiple factors that determine a high versus low volume ejaculate but is usually not a problem. ...Read more
Sexual desire: Generally, sexual desire problems are either psychological, due to low testosterone or a combination of both. Men with prostate enlargement and prostate cancer can have normal sexual desire. Unfortunately, some of the treatments for these diseases can have an adverse effect upon sexual desire. ...Read more
Continence: The prostate is located in a position in the urinary tract where any disease process can affect urinary control. I suggest that you see a urologist to discuss your concerns in more detail. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more
21days in icu forsepsis, parkinson, prostate & kidney disease. E-coli in urine. Now urine shows same result-2 high sensitive drugs become resistant. Help.
Advanced question: If resistance is seen with 2 classes of antibiotic drugs, an alternate antibiotic which e coli is sensitive to, will be chosen and the source of the infection- likely a chronic Foley catheter- will be removed. You ICU team of doctors is the most appropriate group to ask this question, specifically the id specialist (if there is one in your institution). ...Read more
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
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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None, although...: All touted supplements as alternative medicine for prostate enlargement have not been proven to be effective as claimed, ; their ingredients are about the same including saw palmetto, pygeum, some pollen, vitamins, zinc, selenium, lycopene, amino acids, etc. So, I wouldn't openly recommend their use, but you may try with available money ; own risk. Current mainstay of rx is 5-alpha reductase inhib. ...Read more
I have a pt w/crohn's disease who recently underwent seeding for prostate ca; his Crohn's is now ragingly flared up &resisting all tx-any experience?
Brachytherapy: Radioactice seed implant into the prostate for prostate cancer can result in significant proctitis and flaring of chron's symptoms. Depending on the isotope used, it likely will be 3 or 4 months before the radiation irritation to the bowel subsides. Can't halt the radiation effects like you can with external beam tx. ...Read more
Not specific for prostate pain. Used for
treating painful/ irritating symptoms of the urinary tract from urinary tract infections/diagnostic procedures.
It is a urinary antiseptic/acidifier, analgesic, and anticholinergic combination. It works by killing bacteria in the urine, decreasing pain and inflammation, and reducing muscle spasms in the urinary tract. Need to find source of prostate pain. ...Read more
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
Cardiac diet: In looking at alternative therapies, nutraceutical experts had suggested the cardiac diet often leads to good urologic health as well. Conventional therapies include Alpha blockers which relax the stroma which is smooth muscle in the prostate gland land allow for easier urinary flow. Five Alpha reductase inhibitors may reduce the size of the gland or at least prevent further growth. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: "Older" men having slow urine flow are often told of having enlarged prostate, but it's not always a case and many of them simply results from poor relaxation of prostate urethra. Nonetheless, the initial mainstay of caring for such is using alpha-blocker to serve such purpose, but retrograde ejaculation may occur in some. If bothered by such, try different one hoping to minimize it. So, 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