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How to Use a Catheter

Catheter

Many men will have to use a catheter at some point in their lives. It is quite common to need a catheter after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer, for example. You may also need this device if you have a narrow urethra or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate. The doctor will insert [...]

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Cranberry Health Benefits

Cranberries boost men's health

The tart and tangy cranberry is frequently noted as a preventive remedy for urinary tract infections for men, and indeed this is an important use for this berry that will be reviewed below. Now a new study has found another men’s health benefit of cranberries, and it’s one that all men can appreciate. But first, [...]

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Uva ursi

 

Uva ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) has a long history of use as a treatment for urinary tract infections, but only recently have researchers studied why this herb is helpful in managing this condition. Uva ursi constains glycosides called arbutin and methylarbutin, which transport into hydroquinone once they are in the intestinal tract. Hydroquinone is a potent [...]

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Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto for Urinary Tract Infection
 

You may be most familiar with saw palmetto as a supplement for BPH, where studies show it can be effective in relieving symptoms of the prostate disorder. However, because BPH is characterized by urinary tract symptoms, some of which are similar to those associated with urinary tract infections, saw palmetto may be helpful in relieving [...]

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Probiotics

 

Probiotics, or “good bacteria,” are microorganisms that normally live in the intestinal tract. These good bacteria need to stay in balance with the “bad” bacteria to help maintain health and to help prevent infections, such as urinary tract infections. A recent study in Clinical Infectious Diseases reported that a 10-week course of probiotics given to [...]

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Pollen

 

For decades, pollen extracts (aka cernilton, rye grass pollen, flower pollen, bee pollen) have proven successful in treating the various urinary tract symptoms associated with BPH and prostatitis. Despite a lack of scientific studies, some men use pollen extracts to get relief from symptoms of urinary tract infections, because some of them are similar to [...]

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Green tea

Green Tea for Urinary Tract Infection
 

Green tea’s potent health-promoting abilities are attributed to catechins, powerful antioxidants that have demonstrated an ability to help manage urinary symptoms associated with BPH. In addition, however, green tea has also inhibited the growth of the bacteria Escherichia coli, which are the main organism that causes urinary tract infections. In a lab study, green tea [...]

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D-Mannose

 

D-mannose is a natural occurring simple sugar found in cranberries, blackberries, blueberries, and other berries. It is frequently used to treat urinary tract infections, and may be even more effective when combined with cranberry supplements. Unlike glucose, D-mannose is absorbed much slower by the body, and it goes directly to the bloodstream from the upper [...]

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Cranberry

 

Cranberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, especially a special type of proanthocyanidins (PACs), called A-type PACs, which differ from the PACs found in other foods. Only the A-type PACs in cranberries can prevent bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract, and this ability makes cranberries helpful in managing urinary tract infections. [...]

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects Last a Decade

When men get a diagnosis of prostate cancer, choosing a treatment course is a challenging task, and one that should include gathering all the information they can about treatment options from research, healthcare providers, and other sources. One important piece of information about any prostate cancer treatment is the occurrence of side effects such as [...]

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