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Men’s Health: Proper Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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Dr. Daniel Smith.WELLNESSOnly about 30 percent of my patients are men. I don’t know why this is the case, but I would guess that men tend to avoid going to the doctor until they have a condition that stops them in their tracks. Such stoicism can be a dangerous thing. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men, followed rapidly by diseases of the colon and prostate.  

Although these conditions are amongst the most important health issues for men to address (and these conditions start in our twenties), it is beyond the scope of this short article to address all of these complex conditions. Here I’ll focus on benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH, a disorder that normally affects all men if they live long enough. Still, I hesitate to use the word “normal,” which implies that it is expected, because with proper lifestyle modifications most prostate conditions can be avoided.  Click here to continue reading…

 

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