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Testosterone Cause Prostatic
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
No: We used to think that testosterone caused prostate cancer, there is no evidence that normal or low levels are associated with increased risk. However, low levels are associated with an increased risk of heart disease, bone loss, loss of muscle, increased fat accumulation, moodiness and a lower feeling of well being. Men with prostate cancer may be treated with medication to lower testosterone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get a psa first: And if you are having symtoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy perhaps a digital rectal exam prior to initiating any testosterone replacement program. If your prostate specific antigen is normal, then you could elect to pursue any of the prescription transdermal preparations, like androderm, androgel, axiron, or fortesa, or us injectable testosterone as prescribed by your dr without prostate affect. ...Read more
I have low-T and an enlarged prostate. Does Testosterone interact negatively with the prostate causing worsening of enlarged prostate symptoms?
Flomax (tamsulosin) +T: That is a good question that is still being researched. From a recent article: "Androgen supplementation does not appear to increase the risk of BPH , further suggesting that factors other than androgens are involved in BPH pathologies." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC317983/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17991536 ...Read more
What is the safest all natural supplement to boost testosterone ? I m concerned about elevated prostate risk but have low t.
None: You never know what you're getting. Vigorous exercise and weight loss is the best natural way to boost t. But, find a specialist who can really talk with you about the risks of testosterone therapy and your prostate. The risk of prostate cancer with testosterone supplementation is overblown and not substantiated in the medical literature. ...Read more
I had a radical prostate and got a vasectomy for prostatecancer done in 1988. I have good libido and have 33%erection. Can i take testosterone to man me up?
I don't understand why when the male body needs testosterone to function properly it can't be replaced after prostate cancer treatment.
Controversial : This subject is very controvercial. Castration (depletion of body testosterone) is one of the methods used to treat prostate cancer because prostate cancer growth depends on many factors including a testosterone byproduct called dehydroepiandrosterone (dhe). So, in principle testosterone replacement may counteract a cornerstone method used to treat prostate cancer in this patient population. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Growth Factor: Testosterone stimulates growth and multiplication of prostate cells - both normal and cancerous ones. So if any cells survive the brachytherapy, they will grow faster in the presence of testosterone, and be more likely to form a large mass or spread to other parts of the body before being detected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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