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Prostate Gland Removal
No if...: Total prostate removal will not affect the ability to get erection if the blood vessels and nerves supplying the penis and its surrounding tissue or organs are well preserved; if not preserved, ED ensues. Also, note: One would not expect to see ejaculation such as that after radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. ...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
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
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
Prostate: Generally the size of the prostate is not as significant as the presence of obstructive or irritative voiding symptoms. These can occur with various prostate sizes. Alpha blocker drugs improve symptoms by relaxing the prostate and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors work by shrinking the prostate. ...Read more
Here are some...: The precise reason for prostate enlargement is still unclear although some subtle sex hormonal imbalance along aging process has been speculated and blamed for its occurrence. Of note, problems to void notably with slow urine flow is not linearly proportional with the degree of prostate enlargement alone. More? Ask doc timely. Best wishes... ...Read more
Small volume: Most of the secretions in ejaculate come from the prostate so the volume would appear very small (like less than 15% what it should be). ...Read more
Caffeine & prostate: For most men, moderate caffeine intake, such as 1-2 cup of coffee, is not a problem. Actually, more hardcore coffee drinking, such as drinking 6 cups of coffee, may have some health protective effects. But if you have prostatitis or enlarged prostate, you probably want to avoid caffeine as it can exert its diuretic effect and irritate the bladder, and make prostate symptoms worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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