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    Sunflower Lecithin Estradiol

    Has anyone taken Sunflower Lecithin and noticed a difference in your E2? Does it lower or increase? I am on a higher dose of TRT...200mg Cyp weekly split. I have heard this supplement can help with BPH. Should I be concerned about lowering DHT if I am on a higher TRT dose?
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    Enlarged Prostate with Symptoms

    I'll try to make this brief. 46 y/o I was on HCG + minor anastrozole therapy for 10 years. Never an issue. It started to grow ineffective. I started T Cyp slowly alongside HCG + anastrozole. Did this for about 4 months. Never felt quite right. I was having other issues related to a kidney...
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    Good neww for those with BPH

    A close friend who is 62 years old had the Rezum procedure. He said he is peeing like a 16 year old ! He said his stream is MUCH stronger. He is still retaining urine because his bladder is stretched due to him waiting too long to address his BPH issues. That said, he is extremely happy with the...
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    PectaSol-C modified citrus pectin induces apoptosis and inhibition of proliferation in androgen-dependent and- independent prostate cancer

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20462856/ [PectaSol-C also effective for BPH] PectaSol-C modified citrus pectin induces apoptosis and inhibition of proliferation in human and mouse androgen-dependent and- independent prostate cancer cells Jun Yan 1, Aaron Katz Affiliations expand PMID...
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    Testosterone Cypionate and BPH - advice needed

    Hello guys, I've been under a protocol of Enclomiphene Citrate and HCG 3 times a week. Here are the breakdown of the results: Pros: Better mood. Used to have a short fuse before, now I'm more calmed. More optimistic Sleep has improved. Not ideal, but acceptable. Wake up many times, but manage...
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    Has anyone here had the Aquablation procedure done on their prostate?

    My urologist has recommended having aquablation done on my prostate if the diagnostic test that are scheduled for next month indicate that it would be an appropriate treatment for my BPH and prostatitis. I’m seriously considering it and would like to know if anyone here has had this done and...
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    Urolift Prostate procedure and TRT

    Hello, As the title says. Anyone on trt and had a prostate procedure? I’m 51, been on trt for almost 5yrs. Use tamsulosin(flomax) daily, .5cc of testosterone cypionate divided into 2 doses weekly. My doc told me that I’m a good candidate for the Urolift procedure and that about 80% of men are...
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    BPH and HRT

    My father has BPH and has finally listened to me to get a proper diagnosis to see if he has thyroid and low t levels. I know he has both just from all the symptoms he tells me he has. I know it's hard to tell exactly by just symptoms since they can be interchanged with one another. My question...
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    Does BPH cause ED?

    I have been reading conflicting information. Does BPH cause ED or are they separate issues?
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    BPH vs PSA

    Just started seeing a new doc and he gave me a BPH blood test. I have noticed everyone on here gets PSA. In Lamens terms can someone talk me through the difference and was the test he got me just pointless?
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    New therapy for Enlarged Prostate

    Its called “ Rezum “. It evaaporates excess prostate tissue using Steam. Its a very quick procedure that can be done right in the doctors office. No issues with incontinence, no erection issues, no ejaculaion issues. Another procedure called Uro Lift also has no side effects. They say the...
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    Sex steroids in serum and prostatic tissue of human cancerous prostate (STERKPROSER trial)

    Gentlemen, I thought that this was interesting Currently, there is no consensus regarding the expected concentration levels of intra-prostatic sex steroids in patients with Prostate Cancer (PCa). Our objective was to assess the concentration levels of sex steroids in prostatic tissue and...
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    BPH - Enlarged Prostate After being on TRT

    So I have been on trt for over 2 years now and everything is going well except about 8 months after starting it till now I have had an enlarged prostate. i constantly have to urinate , I get up 3 plus times a night , i have a weak stream and I cant seem to hold it very long at all. My doctor has...
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    Know Nothing about Testosterone

    Sorry to "short-cut" reading all the posts here, but I don't know much about Testosterone and get overwhelmed quickly. What I'd like to know is (I had Radical Prostatectomy last June) what are the symptoms of low T? I've had fatigue, depression, less than ideal erections (Viagra worked well...
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    TRT is able to reduce prostate inflammation in men with BPH

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    Daily 5 mg Cialis improves endothelial function in patients with BPH

    Administration of daily 5 mg tadalafil improves endothelial function in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tadalafil is a promising phosphodiesterase (PDE) 5 inhibitor prescribed for erectile dysfunction (ED). Daily low dose (5 mg) of tadalafil has also been used for the treatment of...
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    Men with More Visceral Fat May Have Higher BPH risk

    Visceral adiposity index is associated with benign prostatic enlargement in non-diabetic patients: a cross-sectional study. To evaluate the association between visceral adiposity index (VAI) - a novel indicator for the assessment of visceral adipose tissue and prostate enlargement in non...
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    Interaction Between a Daily Dosed Tadalafil, Dosazoxin and Tamsulosin

    Abstract The hemodynamic interaction between tadalafil (5 mg/d) and doxazosin or tamsulosin was investigated in 2 randomized, double-blind, crossover phase 1 studies. Healthy men (n = 45) received tadalafil or placebo for 28 days and increasing doses of doxazosin (1, 2, and 4 mg/d) for the last...
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    New Procedure Looks Promising for Men With Enlarged Prostates

    This is very interesting! Has anyone used this therapy? A minimally invasive procedure designed to shrink prostate tissue with a series of nine-second blasts of steam offers men a new treatment for urinary symptoms commonly associated with enlarged prostates. The procedure, called Rezūm...
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    Tadalafil Ameliorates Symptoms of Patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia with Pelvic Pain

    Tadalafil Ameliorates Symptoms of Patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Complicated by Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome To examine the efficacy and safety of tadalafil in the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia with chronic pelvic pain...
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    Testosterone, BPH and Lower Urinary Track Symptoms

    An FDA mandated warning on all testosterone products states that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in men with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) “increases the risk of worsening signs and symptoms of BPH”. This warning appears to be based off the commonly held notion that prostate growth...
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    Interview with NYC urologist Dr. Michael Rotman

    Michael Rotman, MD, is a board-certified Urologist who offers his patients over two decades of expertise. He graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1997. Dr. Rotman is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel and St Johns Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Rotman's...
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    The ratio of your second to fourth fingers can predict BPH

    J Clin Diagn Res. 2015 May;9(5):PC01-3. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/11992.5937. Epub 2015 May 1. Relationship Between Second to Fourth Digit Ratios and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Aging Men. Sudhakar HH1, Manjunatha R2, Madhusudhana HR3. Abstract INTRODUCTION: Benign prostatic hyperplasia...
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    Natural Treatments for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH- Prostate Inflammation)

    Phytotherapy, or the use of plant extracts, is becoming widely used in the management of many medical conditions including BPH (Table 11) 107 . Often these agents are promoted to aid "prostatic health" and a significant proportion of men try them. Factors also contributing to their widespread...
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    A review of the use of tadalafil (Cialis) in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia in men

    Epidemiological data link erectile dysfunction (ED) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)-associated lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), two highly prevalent conditions in aging men, assuming common pathophysiological pathways. Tadalafil 5 mg once daily has been approved for the treatment of...
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    New Injection to Improve Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Symptoms

    Repeat injection of BPH agent improves AUA Symptom Index ScoreNymox Pharmaceutical Corp. announced positive efficacy data from its phase III NX02-022 repeat injection study of NX-1207 for BPH. The company reported that analysis of symptomatic improvement from repeat injection over a 1- to 2-year...
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