- May 1st, 2014
It’s a bit of a taboo topic. It can be painful or embarrassing. It can wake you up at night or make you nervous to leave home. And if you have one, you know it without a doubt: It’s a urinary tract infection.Safe, simple, and successful UTI preventionBy Dan Souza
- November 1st, 2013
Prostate issues are some of the biggest health concerns for men today. In 2013, nearly 240,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 30,000 will die. And other prostate problems can’t be ignored: benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatitis (prostate inflammation) result in pain, discomfort, and inconvenience, impacting quality of life.An integrative approachBy Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
- November 1st, 2013
Most people take bladder control for granted—until they don’t. Often the causes of incontinence are out of a person’s control. In women it’s is a common side effect of childbirth. For men it’s most often a side effect of treatment for prostate problems. There are things you can do to help manage the issue, though.
- July 1st, 2013
A 17-year study of 58,000 men shows that higher levels of selenium in toenails means lower likelihood of advanced prostate cancer—up to 60 percent lower. The toenail was chosen in lieu of blood testing as it indicates long-term exposure to selenium. Brazil nuts are highest in selenium: other selenium-rich foods are tuna, cod, turkey, chicken, and beef.
- January 1st, 2013
Resveratrol has been shown to have several beneficial effects on human health, including cardiovascular health and stroke prevention. Now a University of Missouri researcher has discovered that the compound can make prostate tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment, increasing the chances of a full recovery from all types of prostate cancer, including aggressive tumors.
- August 1st, 2008
Actually, it’s not unusual for men in their mid-40s to experience a swelling of the prostate, which is what BPH is. Nearly half of all men in their 50s have the condition, and more than 80 percent of octogenarians suffer from it. Blame a rise in dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a converted form of testosterone, the levels of which increase with age.I have just been diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia. At 46, am I too young?Robert Keller, CA